Where can i grow them?
by Lois Carolynn Roller
I saw a video of a Caribbean Orchid preserve (?) taken by an orchid society member. One picture intrigued me so much, to me it was awesome. They were growing on a fence only - the roots dangling down the flower reaching to the sky. It started me thinking that maybe I could create an Orchid Garden on top of my mature boxwood hedge that surrounds my pool cage. It gets sunshine from about noon to later in the afternoon, probably about 6 hours but is coming through an extra fine cage screen that allows only about 30% of UV rays through. Is there a specific orchid variety that could tolerate this light for this long? I bought my first two orchids about 1-1.5 months ago - I just love them. They have now shed their flowers. I keep them on the lanai where the sun doesn't shine on them but for maybe 20 mins in the very early morning. I have joined the Orchid Society here in Englewood,
Fl. Thank you for your response to my email. I am looking forward to hearing from you.