Orchids forum: Trip to Roger West's Greenporch

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 8, 2010 2:55 PM CST
The first orchid I ever grew was from Dr. Roger West from Conway Orchids. It died of course! Roger eventually retired from his practice and even stopped selling orchids except to my local florist and to a handful of folks that were willing to come over to his house. I am luckily one of those people. He decided to only grow catts, mostly floofies. So today when I was in town at the florist's, I decided to call Roger up and go take pics. Turned out he had a lot in bloom! Here is a sampling:
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 8, 2010 3:08 PM CST
Bc. Little Marmaid Thumb of 2010-12-08/boojum/fec94c
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 8, 2010 3:12 PM CST
And my all time fav!!
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And there were 2 more sheaths that didn't produce flowers!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 8, 2010 3:18 PM CST
I bought:
Blc. Shining Harmony 'Volcano Queen' which has a distorted first bloom. Thumb of 2010-12-08/boojum/a8f10a
Slc. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' Thumb of 2010-12-08/boojum/aedb89
Eplc. Butterfly Kisses 'Mendenhall' Thumb of 2010-12-08/boojum/409f6f
And Slc. India Rose Sherwood 'Kiilani' Thumb of 2010-12-08/boojum/c0733d
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 8, 2010 3:22 PM CST
A few shots from the ride home.
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 8, 2010 5:31 PM CST
Kathy, what a treasure the Dr. and his collection are! Love your selections, too. Lovey dubby So you will have Kilani now, too. Hurray!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 8, 2010 6:35 PM CST

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What a beautiful thread!! He sure has gorgeous Orchids! Lovey dubby
I was fortunate to buy from him a few years ago and his plants all did well for me.
Nice purchases too, Kathy.

Thanks for posting!! Thumbs up
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 8, 2010 6:47 PM CST
Yes!! Hopefully I'll see flowers very soon, too.

Thanks, Ursula!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 8, 2010 7:09 PM CST
Very nice, Kathy. Do you know the name of the one located on the far left of the last row in the second group? It is all white with purple floof. I just love it.

Jim
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 8, 2010 7:27 PM CST
I don't have the name, Jim. I'll ask Roger.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Dec 8, 2010 8:14 PM CST
WOW!
So many beauties, there, I'm in love Lovey dubby
lindsey
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Dec 12, 2010 9:41 AM CST
Jim, that big purple and white cat's name is Lc. White Spark 'Panda'.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Dec 12, 2010 9:50 AM CST
Mine has a wonderful scent!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 12, 2010 7:42 PM CST
Thanks. I'll look for it.

Jim
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Dec 13, 2010 3:30 PM CST
Jim, I know you are distraught but there is an ebay Lc. White Spark 'Panda' selling in 3 hours that might cheer you up.
http://cgi.ebay.com/SC69-Orchid-Plant-Lc-White-Spark-Panda-/...
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Dec 13, 2010 5:11 PM CST
Thanks, Kathy. I'm on it.

Jim
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 13, 2010 6:40 PM CST
Well, I'm now the proud owner of a Lc. White Spark 'Panda'. No one else bid on it and I got it for the initial asking price of $12 and something. Not bad?!!

Jim
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Dec 13, 2010 8:01 PM CST
nothing like buying a beautiful orchid to cheer a person up! Thumbs up
lindsey
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Dec 13, 2010 8:29 PM CST
Good for you!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 13, 2010 9:06 PM CST

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Jim Thumbs up Thumbs up

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