Terrestrial Orchids

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Lori S.
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Very beautiful, Trond!  (Too baaaa-d about the sheep though.   ;)  Ugh, sorry!  :D)

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
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I saw loads of this orchid in the Pyrenees when I viisted there 2 springs ago.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hatchett
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Here in Idaho some of the orchids are allready long out of bloom. some are just getting started. I went out today June 13 2010 and took these pictures:
C. regineae


B. striata

E. gigantea


Orchis unknown

Jim Hatchett
Eagle, Idaho Zone 3?
Elevation  2600', Annual precipitation 11" avg.

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Reed
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The only thing that would be good about having colder weather than zone 8 (for me that is) is growing more Cypripedium. I have 6 Cypripedium macranthum from a very low elevation in China with warmer winters but they have yet to flower for me. I might have some flowers this coming Spring (I hope) they are about 6 yr from deflasked seed now. But I do grow Dactylorhiza and Bletilla ochracea and other Bletilla in the garden.

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

Mark McD
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Hatchett wrote:

Here in Idaho some of the orchids are already long out of bloom. some are just getting started. I went out today June 13 2010 and took these pictures:

Jim, somehow I missed your post of all these orchid photos... very nice!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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I would love to grow more orchids in my garden but here in Norway they are very hard to get hold of. I don't know any supplier of garden orchid here. If I buy from abroad it is a lot of paperwork to be done (by the supplier) and they often do not dispatch to Norway.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Reed
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I am with you on that. I wish I could find a good source for Dactylorhiza in the US there are lost of them in the UK but now they charge $60.00 per plant or bulb that is on the CITES list  :( . Politics as usual you can have it if you have lots of cash. You can get lots of Orchids on Ebay from China but it is a Federal crime here unless you have a CITES permit and they cost a lot there.

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

Reed
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Here it is October 21st and my Bletilla ochracea thinks it is Spring again. It is flowering now and has two more flower stalks coming up. The joys of nature  :).

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

Hoy
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How do you think the Bletilla will take the winter if it starts anew now? (Also something to add to the wishlist!)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Reed
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Good question! I guess I will find out in spring! We usually don't get hard frost where I live till December or later depending on the year. Last year our firt frost was Dec. 12 and it got down to 10 or 12 degrees F. for 2 days (and that was way colder than normal years) then almost no frosts under 27 the rest of the winter. 

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

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