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Tony

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It has been windy and cold here in SC but no snow. Greenhouses are holding up fine but I'm dreading the power bill next month.
 

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I really miss having a greenhouse, but not having to worry about heating and heater failure is a big relief.
 

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Ray, gas for the generator ain't cheap either. 140.00 for approximately 24 hours of 60F! I get
your point exactly. I'm hoping that not too much damage is done to my lovely Phrags. and Phals.
 

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Hoping for the best for the recovery of your collection. Sounds like it was pretty touch and go for a bit.

When I had a larger collection than I do now I had one bedroom dedicated to growing the orchids under lights. I used to dread the electric bill but compared to the cost of heating a greenhouse it was a bargain. Also had a lot more "sunshine" in the Winter than if I were growing in a greenhouse during a Michigan Winter.
 

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Thank you Paphluvr. I probably won't know the damage for a few days, especially
the Phrags. and Phals. that are either blooming or in bud.

*supposed to be 8F Friday night. Unheardof in southeast KY.
 

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We dodged a bullet - for now.

34F and rainy right now, but the temperature is supposed to continue to drop and turn it into freezing rain.
 

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Phrags will probably be fine... Phals can take it for longer than you think.

Definitely something to be said for growing in a heavily insulated, window free space. :) No regrets for me, winters kept me up at night in my old greenhouse. And $3000 a month for propane...
 

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The good news is I'm a member of an electric co-op and our bills are quite low
compared to others I've heard about heating costs for greenhouses.

You're right Rob. I haven't seen any damage to the Phals. so far. Gotta get through
tonight at a predicted 9F. Are you kidding about $3000. a month????!!!! Oh, I forgot
you live in Michigan...way up yonder.
 
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