[pleurothallid-l] growing conditions

Lynn O'Shaughnessy freespirit at pleurothallids.com
Fri Aug 1 13:57:19 EDT 2003


I would love to have an article and would hold off printing your initial
comments to the list until you wrote the article.  Thanks so much.

If you would like to join, go to
http://www.pleurothallids.com/how_to_join.htm

Lynn O
----- Original Message -----
From: Katie Pleasance <katie at katiesorchids.com>
To: <pleurothallid-l at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 9:40 PM
Subject: [pleurothallid-l] growing conditions


> Lynn,
>
> If you would like, I can write a little article describing
> my growing conditions, including successes and failures. I
> have a digital camera and can send you pictures if that
> would help.
>
> How do I join the Pleuro Alliance and subscribe to the
> newsletter?
>
> Katie
>
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 16:49:52 -0000
> >From: "Lynn O'Shaughnessy"
> <freespirit at pleurothallids.com>
> >Subject: Re: [pleurothallid-l] (no subject)
> >To: <pleurothallid-l at lists.ibiblio.org>
> >
> >A lot of this information posted here is good information
> for our
> >newsletter.  Would it be all right to reprint what Jim
> Hamilton, Katie
> >Pleasance and Ron Maunder wrote?  I am the newsletter
> editor for the
> >Pleurothallid Alliance and our members are always looking
> for different ways
> >of growing and local activities that they can either be
> involved with or
> >duplicate in their area.  I have been contacted by a few
> people from out
> >east that want to do something like what Jim's group is
> doing on the west
> >coast.
> >
> >I grow mainly pleurothallids and have over 3,000 of them
> in a greenhouse of
> >20 x 36 in Howell Michigan.  The conditions in the
> greenhouse are geared to
> >the pleurothallids, and if my other orchids don't like
> them, they get taken
> >to society meetings to find new homes (although there are
> many that do
> >well).  I am also the webmaster for the site
> www.pleurothallids.com.  More
> >later.....
> >
> >Lynn O
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Jim Hamilton <orchids at sonic.net>
> >To: <katie at katiesorchids.com>; <pleurothallid-
> l at lists.ibiblio.org>
> >Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 4:49 PM
> >Subject: RE: [pleurothallid-l] (no subject)
> >
> >
> >> Katie,
> >>
> >> Thanks for your note.  I'm familiar with your name as
> I've read your
> >> postings on the OGD.
> >>
> >> We are a commercial orchid nursery located in the
> rolling hills of west
> >> Sonoma county.  We are near Bodega.  Although we grow
> sundry genera in two
> >> large greenhouses, I have a special place in my heart
> for the
> >> pleurothallidinae.  Do you know there's a Pleurothallid
> Alliance in the
> >Bay
> >> Area?  We meet every couple months, usually in a
> member's home and/or
> >> greenhouse.  Last week we met at the Conservatory in San
> Francisco's
> >Golden
> >> Gate Park.  As you probably know, the Conservatory was
> heavily damaged by
> >> high winds several years ago.  A $25 million dollar
> restoration is almost
> >> complete and it opens to the public next month.  We were
> privileged to
> >hold
> >> our meeting there and get a preview of the new
> facility.  It's
> >> fabulous!  They have a large pleurothallid collection,
> consisting mainly
> >of
> >> masdevallias and draculas.  Our members often help with
> the care and
> >> grooming of the plants for display.  Every Saturday this
> month a work
> >group
> >> will be mounting masdevallias and draculas on tree
> branches for the main
> >> exhibit area.  If you're interested in this group, let
> me know and I'll
> >> give you the contact.
> >>
> >> As I mentioned we grow a number of genera in two
> greenhouses, each 30" x
> >> 100'.  One is our intermediate to warm greenhouse and
> the other is our
> >> intermediate to cool area where we grow the high
> altitude plants.  We're
> >> about 95% species with a few hybrids (to avoid being
> called species
> >> snobs).   I have a special fondness for pleurothallis
> and lepanthes.
> >>
> >> We are open to the public by appointment.  If you're in
> our area, give us
> >a
> >> call and stop by.  We love visitors.  We ask that you
> call first because
> >we
> >> do many shows and travel a great deal.  We want to be
> sure we're here.
> >Our
> >> particulars and web site are below.
> >>
> >> Looking forward to this new list site,
> >> Jim
> >>
> >> At 08:39 AM 08/01/2003 -0700, you wrote:
> >> >I'll introduce myself,
> >> >
> >> >I'm Katie Pleasance.
> >> >
> >> >I grow Masdevallias and a single Dracula in a walkway on
> >> >the north side of a two-storey house in Hayward,
> >> >California. That's across the Bay and just a few miles
> >> >south of San Francisco. The walkway is protected by
> shade
> >> >cloth and I put up freeze cloth on cold nights. We
> usually
> >> >get only a couple mild frosts annually. The walkway
> >> >receives an almost constant breeze from the west. During
> >> >the height of summer the area gets some direct sun and
> the
> >> >plants suffer dehydration. All of the masdevallias and
> >> >draculas are either on mounts or in baskets and they dry
> >> >quickly in the breeze. I recently put up a mister on a
> >> >timer running the length of the wall where the mounts
> are
> >> >hung. This has helped the dehydration problems.
> >> >
> >> >Happy plant-hunting and good growing.
> >> >
> >> >Katie
> >> >Katie Pleasance
> >> >Hayward, CA
> >> >katie at katiesorchids.com
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> >>
> >> Petite Plaisance Orchids
> >> P.O. Box 386
> >> Valley Ford, CA  94972
> >> Phone/Fax 707 876 3496
> >> email: orchids at petite-plaisance.com
> >> URL www.petite-plaisance.com
> >>
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> Hayward, CA
> katie at katiesorchids.com
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