Thanks, Lindsey. I know you're right; several plants I have I think are the easiest things in the world to grow while others won't touch them because they are "impossible". There are also plants that are extremely easy for even a novice that I can't can't keep alive long enough to get out of a shopping cart! :blushing:
Ted's suggestion caused me to think in more basic terms: what other orchids are similar/related, and how have I fared with them? I know it's no guarantee but it would be a starting point, and then do as you say and give it a whirl.
This is one I would have to order and now that we've hit temps in the teens (and winter hasn't really begun yet) I think I'm going to wait until spring to get it since there's no rush.
I appreciate the responses - often they cause me to think about things from a different angle. As usual people here are great with helping me think in a different direction when I feel stuck.
Again Thanks Ted & Lindsey!