The following focuses on plant habitats, and in particular how they affect orchid culture in this country. One facet of natural habitats for most of the orchids grown in this country is significantly different from the conditions naturally experienced here, and this will be highlighted, together with other significant aspects.

HABITAT 3. ARID ‘RAIN SHADOW’ 
INLAND PRAIRIE HABITAT

Clear/rainy days

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While in arid areas many fine days are expected, it is interesting that in may localities portraying this habitat, there are many shady days, with most months having less than 5 sunny days. I am unsure of the definition of ‘clear’ days used, but never the less the persistence of cloud cover is interesting. It is not to be said that heavy shade is required for culture, but it is fair to day that some protection from the bright midday sun experienced in this country appears necessary.

ChartObject CLEAR AND RAINY DAYS PER MONTH THURSDAY ISLAND AUSTRALIA
 

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