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Your favorite vendors

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by Tom-DE, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I like Andy's Orchids the best for the varieties of species. :)
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Andy's, Hoosier (RIP), Oak Hill, Forrest, Google... That's about it.
     
  3. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Cal Orchid, Andy's, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, Tom-De, Forrest, Jon and trading!
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Andy and Dale and another unnamed source.
     
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    Ron-NY New Member

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    Heard my alarm go off....did someone say trading??
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I'll trade you an alkmaarense for... um... say 40 skins, Ron. Deal...? Or no deal...?
     
  7. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Thanks for the honorable mention folks.

    Just an FYI, now that I am famous, I will be raising prices.
     
  8. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    I have actually bought from very few commercial vendors, but so far I have been most satisfied with tropical orchid farm.
     
  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    I already have all the Angs that anyone sells.
    There is no vendor for me. Alas...:(

    If anyone knows of a lesser-known nursery selling Angraecoids, I'd like to hear about it.
     
  10. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I would also like to add J&L and Parkside to the list of vendors. I love going to Parkside on a Sunday with the whole family and picking out plants from thier large selection. J&L is also a nice place and love stopping in on the way home from business trips to RI
     
  11. mini-catts

    mini-catts Member

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    I buy from H and R Nurseries all the time. Also Tropical Orchid Farm, Exotic Orchids of Maui.
     
  12. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "I already have all the Angs that anyone sells."

    Looked at my C. praetermissa today. Seems it likes the new glazing on the GH. 4-5 new basal off-sets.
     
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    mini-catts Member

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    Oooh, i remember the picture you posted on the other forum. Can i put my name on an offset? Pretty please?
    Peter T.
     
  14. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Sure, Peter.

    Seriously, though, I really don't understand the reason for this plant's desirability. To me, it's essentially just part of a trade/gift and nothing too spectacular. Really. The flowers aren't special. The plant's not special. What is it?:confused:
     
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    mini-catts Member

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    Dale, it's an angraecoid thing i guess. Plus it is fairly rare in cultivation and very hard to find! My latest orchid focus is angracoids, dendrobiums, neofinetias and of course mini-catts! I have to focus, as like everyone else, i'm running out of room (space and wallet!)
    Peter T.
     
  16. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Huh. I think Karen recently found C. praetermissa in a mini flask. I'll pollinate a bale of flowers next bloom and see what happens.
     
  17. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    SBOE - Cal Orchid - Fenders Flora - Puanani Orchids
     
  18. emntee

    emntee New Member

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    Hi All
    What about your worst vendor? What is the legality of announcing his name etc in a forum such as this? Do any of you want to know such info anyway?
    A group of us paid over heaps of money for some 379 orchid plants in February 2006. Still haven't received them!

    Tony
     
  19. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I like Marni Turkel as well. She's got some killer pleuro species.
     
  20. Marissa

    Marissa Addicted

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    I would want to know the worst verdors too, so at least I know who to avoid.