My new orchidarium

I moved to Louisville, Colorado, at the end of August. New place, new conditions, new set up!
The temperature in the Bay Area is constant all year round which makes growing orchids easy. Louisville is a different story when you like mini-mini orchids who love cool to intermediate growing conditions. Winter is not too much a problem as I don’t like to overheat the house and my bedroom is relatively cold. Summer is a different story with up to 90F outside and I don’t like air conditioning…. Temperature management is going to be a little more challenging!


I decided to build a new orchidarium with temperature control. The project started 5 weekends ago… I bought wood, plexiglass, a circular saw….all the material to build from scratch.

Cooling system is not build yet. But automatic watering, humidity control, ventillation and light are installed. It still needs some adjustments, especially to keep the fungus outside! 80% humidity is a dream for them!

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