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Apr 14, 2013 12:50 PM CST
|My nephew and his wife just had a baby, and I'd like to send them an orchid. Does anyone have a good online source that sells decent sized plants, hopefully in bud? They live in WI so need a houseplant type.|
Apr 16, 2013 11:26 AM CST
|Susan, in my experience, the most important thing is to have the orchid shipped as short a distance as possible. When I googled "orchids in WI" I got this one first try. Says it is near Middleton. http://www.orchidsgardencentre... They take online orders through Oak Hill Nursery. |
All that being said, a phalaenopsis is probably the best choice for a "house plant type" but they don't ship very well, especially in bud. Unless you can get somebody to deliver it personally, maybe go for a cattleya or dendrobium instead.
I live in Florida so have umpteen nurseries close by that deal in orchids. Much as I'm tempted to order different types from California and other faraway places, it's just not worth the risk. Weather and rough handling are only two of many issues.
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Apr 16, 2013 8:20 PM CST
|Well, I went with a guy from WI that sells orchids on ebay, shermantp, and got a Burr. Nelly Isler. I just love those, and they seem pretty easy (so far, I've only had mine a little while). I forgot about Oak Hill!|
I've gotten plants in bud from Hawaii and Santa Barbara, I was surprised at how well they traveled.
Apr 20, 2013 3:30 AM CST
|I buy from shermanp all the time. Great seller.|