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Member since: November 04, 2010



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Escondido, Ca 92025
USDA hardiness zone 9A

Member since:

November 04, 2010

About me

- 57 year old nurseryman in Southern California. - Grow orchids as a hobby. - Conservative Republican - Retired finish carpenter, woodworking as a hobby now. - Married with two Beagles, Otis and Sayde.

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Howdy there! <br/> <br/>Thanks for being my virtual garden friend :) Would love any ideas or advcie on growing orchids... they are the most beautiful plants in the world, but have never grown them. <br/> <br/>If you have any questions about the site please contact me- you can write on my &quot;wall&quot; or reply to this note!
FigTree commented on 11/06/10
Hi figtree, You are my first garden friend, that is special. My brother use to live on Lopez island and my step daughter lives in Lake Tapps Wa. Nice place to be. I am in southern California for my whole life. Orchids are not hard you just have to think like an orchid. Which means you need to create the environment that they are accustomed to. Having said that, most will adapt. I have a little 6x8 greenhouse from Harbor Freight with 70 plants right now. There are Phalenopsis and Vandas blooming in that small space. Low light and cool to moderate temp and bright light and hot respectively getting along just fine. I can barely work facebook so I am a little off on this site. Can't seem to find my wall. Don't even know where to ask questions. I am glad you wrote me. Greg
Greg replied: on 11/07/10
You will figure it all out if you just experiment. Don't worry of making a mistake- everyone is very forgiving around here :) Thank you for the tips on orchids. I am thinking of trying my hand at it soon. Washington has been amazing, but I really miss Southern California. There is nothing like bright sunshine and beaches! And I left all of my succulents back there which was super sad. This right here is your "wall", but to talk/ask a question with the whole community you should write a "post". You can even give us great orchid tips in a post so that everyone can benefit from your knowledge. Thanks for being here and hope you have a beautiful weekend!
FigTree replied: on 11/07/10
Hi there! We are happy you found us and we want to help you with your garden in any way we can. For our newest members we love it when people do something we call a &quot;garden walk-about&quot;, which is you showing us and telling us about your garden in a post (described how to do this below). <br/> <br/>****If you would like to ask the community a question or share your garden in a post follow these simple instructions *** <br/> <br/>1. go to your logged in homepage (to get there, click on the Dig The Dirt symbol above) <br/>2. click on the blue button that says &quot;YOUR QUICK LINKS&quot; <br/>3. Scroll down to &quot;create a post&quot; This is where you can write a post or ask a question with pictures and text, link to your blog or website and just get creative! <br/> <br/>***You can also add a plant to our database*** <br/>1. go to your logged in homepage and click on the blue button that says &quot;YOUR QUICK LINKS&quot; <br/>2. scroll down to &quot;add a plant&quot; <br/>3. follow steps 1-5 and you are a part of the ultimate virtual community garden! <br/> <br/>If you are a blogger please create a hyperlink in your personal profile and grab one of our unique badges at for your blog!
FigTree commented on 11/05/10