Two beautiful wishes right there!!
I have been looking through our early threads from 2010, some still moved over from Cubits and I realize that in my hands quite a few beautiful species did well and then died a spectacular death, or they are languishing along. Yes, I still have lots of species growing fine as expected, but the oldest Orchids in my collection are Cattleyas and Vandas. I have been drooling over Jim's gorgeous Schoms, but that means a larger greenhouse
and I also love love Roberta's First Ladies Cattleyas! And then there are all the pretty little Neofinetia crosses, oh my! I snap them up wherever I see them.
I never met an Orchid I didn't like, but I think my first love are Cattleyas, I think I need another Irene Finney or similar!