Orchids Outside? What about the deer?

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doaks

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I wanted to ask if anyone in the NE has had experience growing orchids outside in the summer. I was thinking of putting mine int he garden under a tree but I'm afraid the deer that wander through the yard will eat the flowers.
 
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litlsea

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Deer eat almost anything!

Hi Doaks,
I put all my cymbibiums outside near the house and my vandas I hang from some trees and these are about 100 ft from the house. I have not had any nibbles on these in the last couple years but they eat my tree peonies and cherry trees and the garden and everything else that is a couple hundred feet away.
 

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I put my plants outside under shadecloth, so I've not had a problem with my deer -- that eat everything else in my yard. Chipmonks -- now that's another story...
 

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I put out Cattleyas, Oncidium types, and Cymbidiums without any trouble. However, I have a friend who had a NBS Paph rothschildianum growing happily under his deck in a Twin Cities suburb. He came out one morning to find the plant chewed right down to the crown. As a result, I don't put out my Paphs.
 
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