Dens do cope pretty well with alot of sun. I'd gradually get it use to the sun though. Esp. if its been growing in way less light, don't just put it straight out in full sun. Maybe not full afternoon sun, just morning.
I am new to orchid growing & would like to know a good place to purchase some orchids.
Since we are now entering Fall here in Texas & it is still warm, I saw that Vanda/Ascocenda orchids like the warmer temps & thought I might start with these.
Any recommendations for sellers of these would be appreciated.
I did a search on Dave's Garden for sellers of Vanda/Ascocenda orchids, but didn't find anything. Maybe I was looking in the wrong place.
The rest is a bit more complicated but with some practice you eventually get the hang of it. That said, most of us mess up. lol This is a good explanation http://www.orchidkarma.com/about-orchids/orchid-nomenclature/ I suggest starting at genus and working your way down. The family and subfamily are of interest from a botanical standpoint, but not a part of the tag. Neither is alliance. However, knowing the alliance can help down the line when you want a look at the broader picture of a group of orchids to compare and contrast their habits. Hope this helps.
kokoloba your drift wood posting looks really great.
My husband bought me an orchid last week. It has a profusion of floweres already! It is easy to see how a person could get "hooked" on these flowers. I had one last year that held its blooms for weeks. Then I put it outside and it got too wet and got black spot. I felt guilty so I brought it back in, cut off the bad leafs, and watered it occasionally. It now grows vigorously. Because I live in zone 5 there are not many orchids that can stay out doors all year. I have seen Ladies Slipper for sale but it is so expensive I am hesitatant about buy int it l. I might kill it.