[pleurothallid-l] New member introduction
tbellgames at burnip.com
Mon May 3 20:49:09 EDT 2010
Welcome to the Pleurothallid Alliance! I think you will find folks in this group very helpful and very interested in your luck with growing these things in Texas of all places. I am envious of growers with greenhouses - a long term goal for me. One thing that might help you is to add aluminet shadecloth (or something similar) - if you have enough headroom, this can be set up with an automatic system to draw the cloth out (inside the greenhouse) when the temperature reaches a chosen set point. Then, this can be set to automatically retract when the temperature drops below a second set point on cloudy or cool days. I have seen this used in a fully automated greenhouse and it worked great in combination with an evaporative cooler. Good luck!
From: pleurothallid-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [pleurothallid-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Vanessa Castleberry [vmax_pchem at mac.com]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 6:35 PM
To: pleurothallid-l at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [pleurothallid-l] New member introduction
A little personal history: I have just completed a PhD in Physical Chemistry. It was challenging and fun, but it's nice to be done. I am looking at taking a job with a rocket engine manufacturing company, so keep your fingers crossed! I am married and we have three shelter cats that share our home.
Okay, now to the interesting part: I am a greenhouse/terrarium grower in Central Texas. I just love my pleuros, in all of their variety. This last weekend, I attended the Oklahoma Orchid Society's show that was combined with the spring AOS members meeting. I went to the Pleurothallis Alliance meeting, and promptly signed up to be a member! I offer you my list below...not all of them are or have bloomed, yet. There are some that I feel immense relief just to see them make it through the summers down here. Two years ago, my husband built me a humidifier/cooler that kept the greenhouse in the low to mid eighties when outside it was in the triple digits.
I enjoy learning about these little gems and was glad to meet with a bunch of pleuro enthusiasts this weekend. Also, I ended up bringing a couple more home, but they haven't been added to the list, yet! I hope to get know some of you online and, maybe we will meet at a meeting some day.
Lepanthopsis astrophora 'stalky'
Masdevallia Equisite Mary
Masdevallia floribunda 'A'
Masdevallia imposter x floribunda
Masdevallia infracta purple
Masdevallia sijmiana x self
Pleurothallis sp #6 Panama
pleurothallid-l mailing list
pleurothallid-l at lists.ibiblio.org
These electronic documents are provided by Burgess & Niple (B&N) as a convenience to our clients.
The official document is available as a manually signed, initialed, or sealed hard copy. If there is a discrepancy between electronic files and the hard copies, the hard copies shall prevail.
It is our professional opinion that this electronic information provides information current as of the date of its release. Any use of this information is at the sole risk and liability of the user. The user is responsible for updating information to reflect any changes in the information following the preparation date of this transmittal.
The delivery of this information in electronic format is for the benefit of the owner for whom the services have been performed. Nothing in the transfer should be construed to provide any right to third parties to rely on the information provided, or that the use of this information implies the review and approval of Burgess & Niple.
More information about the pleurothallid-l