Odd title, you might be thinking. Has some poor relaxing soul slipped under the bubbling brew of one hundred degree Fahrenheit water and drowned? Was there a jealous spouse with a chainsaw crashing into a pair of lip locked lovers submerged in bubbling brew? Did a poor enthusiastic sports fan get electrocuted when the television fell from the shelf above as the waterlogged cheerleader leapt up with glee at the winning touchdown interception and run back and bumped said shelf? Well, no, nothing as dramatic as those scenarios. But it is time to prepare the orchids to come inside with the yearly ritual of double dipping in insecticide.Still using the milk jug of insect elimination first seen here , and the potent chemical Sevin mixed in a gray plastic tub used only for this purpose, the hot tub plays the vital role of work surface as the orchids and other tender plants are cleansed of creeping crawling life.There are also some larger mounted plants that will be drenched at another time, including the stag horn fern that has grown almost too large to bring into the greenhouse/sunroom. This was a project that we did while living in Texas after reading an article about how to mount one of these beauties on a piece of treated plywood. A four inch pot was seen for sale at a nursery and we gave it a go. The results speak for themselves in the above shot. However proud we might be of the thriving fern, how are we going to get all the insects out that have no doubt moved into the damp root mass? Hmm. That is a problem to be solved another day.The shelving unit stands empty except for a pot of foxglove seedlings that can stay out of doors to be planted in the ground next spring. The shelves are lined with copper mesh screening that does an excellent job of keeping snails and slugs away from the orchids as they summer outside on the shelves. While those scoundrels are very damaging to hidden roots, the sowbugs, ants and millipedes are not deterred by the copper. The dunking does more than deter these and any other pests that have moved into the pots. Little carcasses are found on the now defunct hot tub covering of genuine leather looking vinyl after the first dipping. A second dip will be done in case new living insects have hatched or moved in just before the transport to the waiting cedar shelves inside.We abhor the use of pesticides out of doors, but we are willing to rely on the chemical industry to keep our precious orchids, like Paphiopedilum ‘Honey’ here, alive and well during their winter sojourn in the greenhouse/sunroom.