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Nov 4, 2015 2:54 PM CST
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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My family and I are going on vacation. We are going to disney world for a day and then to St. Pete beach for a couple of days and then back to Orlando for a family reunion. I hoping to stop at some orchids growers or some nice greenhouses along the way. Any recommendations would be great.
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Nov 4, 2015 8:13 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021 Photo Contest Winner 2023
Accent Orchids in St Pete.. by appointment only accent [email protected] 813-299-8834
Orchids in Bloom I think in Apopka (just outside of Orlando )[email protected] 407-242-0619
both were at the Tampa Orchid Expo and had great plants at excellent prices.
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Nov 4, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
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Also First Orchids on Plymouth-Sorrento Rd. in Apopka is the best place for low priced orchids if you don't mind a lot of them not having tags (i.e. no names). They are a wholesaler to cruise ships and restaurants so will have hundreds of one type of orchid at very low prices. It's a 'cash only' place, though.

I got gift orchids for all my friends and co-workers there for (don't tell them Big Grin ) $5 each. Nice selection of Catts, Brassavola types and a huge number of Vandas, mostly not in bloom though. All the Vandas I've bought did have tags.

Krull-Smith is also a long-established grower in Apopka. Their prices are a lot higher but they have wonderful named varieties, a lot are their own registered crosses.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Nov 5, 2015 5:32 AM CST
Name: Alice
Flat Rock, NC (Zone 7a)
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Better drive a very BIG car. Hilarious!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Nov 5, 2015 7:36 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Bee Lover Composter Frugal Gardener Houseplants Region: Tennessee
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Yeah. I'm thinking a U Haul Hilarious! I really appreciate all the suggestions I'm actually looking forward to Orchid shopping more than I am Disney World.
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Nov 5, 2015 9:49 AM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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Well if your really into it, as mentioned above, if you can get by Frank Smiths greenhouse ( Krull-Smith), it IS disney world. He has some of the rarest orchids in the world. A really nice guy and just knows alot and loves it and shows it. Im not sure if you have to call first.

(Im into daylilies, he used to grow them too, thats where I met him, he has since sold out to Pete Harry and is back to just orchids. I dont know when orchids bloom, but I hope you get an eye full.)

Stopped by over here to make sure you found some places Thumbs up
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Nov 5, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Bee Lover Composter Frugal Gardener Houseplants Region: Tennessee
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I just got done checking prices for the U Haul it seems to be a little expensive so I bought three Greyhound tickets for my kids and wife for the ride home Whistling
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Nov 5, 2015 7:30 PM CST
Name: Alice
Flat Rock, NC (Zone 7a)
Birds Overwinters Tender Plants Indoors Region: North Carolina Hydrangeas Hummingbirder Dog Lover
Container Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Butterflies Tropicals Ponds
Hilarious!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Nov 5, 2015 8:45 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
Spoken like a true orchid addict Rolling on the floor laughing
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Nov 5, 2015 8:47 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021 Photo Contest Winner 2023
I don't know what the ticket price for Disney is...but you could just drop the family off at the gate and get a head start shopping with the extra money you'll have...
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Nov 6, 2015 8:44 AM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Ukraine Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Its 100-110 to get in, worth it if you get an arm band and reserve times ahead of time for what you want to do and when you want to meet the characters. A must if your only going to stay only one day.
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Nov 6, 2015 10:19 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Bee Lover Composter Frugal Gardener Houseplants Region: Tennessee
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
We got the arm bands in the mail last week and alread reserved rides and a character lunch. Hurray!
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Nov 6, 2015 10:39 AM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Ukraine Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Native Plants and Wildflowers
Hydrangeas Hummingbirder Dragonflies Daylilies Butterflies Birds
You wont be sorry, they are the best way to get your monies worth, and have a pleasurable day...well .. imo
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