Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in March 2016

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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Mar 6, 2016 2:06 PM CST
oh dear, Daisy...do we need to organize an intervention for your daughter and her needles of colored dye?
I wish I lived closer to Mr. Kawamoto...he has a bunch of plants that I covet...but with the shipping costs
they have now , are not affordable.
lindsey
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 6, 2016 2:08 PM CST
I haven't checked with the Kawamoto Company in quite a while but I thought he shipped for free.
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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Mar 6, 2016 2:10 PM CST
I just checked his website...free shipping...figured into the prices of the orchids, they claim. Not bad!
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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Mar 6, 2016 2:14 PM CST
I just looked a little more and the cheapest orchid on his site is $27. 99 (and I could only find one of those). Lots are $29.99 and lots more are in the $30-40 range with a few higher dollar orchids.
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Mar 6, 2016 2:17 PM CST
nope...used to be you could buy plants on his eBay site for $7 - !5 ...shipping was usually $12 but if you bought many plants the shipping was reduced...so my 'average' plant was being shipped to NC for an average of $17-20. Now he includes the shipping but the price of the plant is usually $30 and up. I haven't checked lately to see if they offer shipping reductions on quantity orders like H & R does...but I was happy to buy his plants at the Tamiami show and not have to pay any shipping at all. I wish Kawamoto offered pre-ordering for his upcoming shows but he does not...Carmela on the other hand did..and I ended up buying about 15 plants from Carmela. 10 that I pre-ordered and the rest were impulse buys.
lindsey
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drdawg
Mar 6, 2016 2:23 PM CST
I wish Carmela Orchids and Exotic Orchids of Maui were going to be at the Asheville show in April. Neither will be there. I could have placed my orders and saved shipping, which amounts to $35-$45 each time an order is placed. Oh well. Crying

I guess if I had good sense I would check and see exactly what large vendors will be there. I probably need to spread my wings, using more growers than just the two.
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Mar 6, 2016 2:30 PM CST
that's what I do...and I have really found some great growers that I wouldn't have otherwise have found.
lindsey
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 6, 2016 2:31 PM CST
More research to do, after I get caught up packing and shipping plants. I have ten boxes to go out, none for any of you though. Crying
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Mar 6, 2016 4:31 PM CST
Here is the vendor list Ken, an interesting assortment. Most are local growers in Western NC and Upstate SC but there are people from Taiwan, Peru, one from CA and Krull Smith from FL. BB Barnes is an Asheville nursery and if you are looking for anything else, they are terrific, I have never noticed that many orchids there though.
http://www.wncos.org/2016-orch...

I am still vacillating on whether to go or not. There is an outstanding garden festival in Charleston the same weekend. Also, the street paving is now set for April 1 or April 9th and I plan on going to Asheville during that mess. If that gets delayed due to weather, maybe I'll be there.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 6, 2016 4:49 PM CST
I did discover one new bloom today, a whiff of coconut gave me a clue: Max. tenuifolia with an early riser. It must have enjoyed its vacation in the Orchid Spa.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 6, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Thank You! Alice. I need to check them out and see which ones sell wholesale.
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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Mar 6, 2016 5:13 PM CST
Ken, this is Rafael, that I have gotten an awful lot of my orchids from (YOU are the first-ever I did through the mail), he does wholesale and has a very nice variety...you should check him out!
https://www.plantiolaorquidea....
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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Mar 6, 2016 5:20 PM CST
Here's another link, Ken. http://www.plantiolaorquidea.c... I seem to be having a hard time getting in to his for-sale stuff...he might be working on the website.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 6, 2016 5:26 PM CST

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Elaine, your Max tenuifolia is early! Around here mine always blooms around May, June!
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Mar 6, 2016 5:31 PM CST
Mine isn't showing any signs of blooming either...and I live very close to Elaine! However, I didn't bring a single plant in all winter and Elaine was doing laps with hers! Hilarious!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 6, 2016 5:39 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 6, 2016 5:46 PM CST
I know, mine are usually blooming in April, too. I was amazed to see this little flower so early. I'm hoping there will be more to come.

Ken, I'll second Patty's recommendation of Rafael. He has really nice orchids, a wide selection and is a great guy too.
Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Mar 6, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Patty, is he a vendor in Asheville? I was trying to save a bit of money by picking up orchids there and not having to pay shipping. Frugal! Whistling
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Mar 6, 2016 6:32 PM CST
No, he is in Sarasota on the grounds of Tropiflora. He specializes in Brassavolas and Schomburgkias, my two favorites.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Mar 6, 2016 9:01 PM CST
What's a Schom.? Whistling
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