Oh, Anna, I am so pleased. The Emerald Isle is my oldest plant and I am so glad yours is doing well. Did you know that this plant is a bit out of the ordinary? It has the bilateral notches in the lip and I have been told by a couple of experts who grow this variety for show, that I should label mine "var. Ramsey". I never have, but having a variation is kind of neat. I don't know why my plant developed these notches. I don't even know when the notches began to appear. I have had the original plant so long. Why does a variation occur when all I do is take divisions? Just another orchid growing mystery.
I have a constant list of those who want my plant, but I seldom divide her. I think she is becoming a rarity, along with many other old, greatly awarded varieties. I am slowly developing a collection of these older ones. I think I now have 6-8 that date back 40 or more years.