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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 28, 2017 7:21 PM CST
They seal them, certify them and hand them to you. If the seal is intact when you hit the Ag Check, you are good to go. When I have carried them home, I buy early and come back the day before departure so the plants don't have to sit in the dark for too long.

My daughter found a little snail on one of her plants we carried with us a couple years ago. Yes, she disposed of it in a kind way. Smiling

I want to find one of those little frogs on my carry-on plant. Lovey dubby
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 28, 2017 7:53 PM CST
I doubt Nevada is as strict as Ca, since they aren't much of an ag. state. I can easily understand why Ca. is so picky, as we have many Asian ports here, and it is a major ag. state...or at least was.
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
May 28, 2017 8:24 PM CST
Carol, that cheap land is even cheaper now since the lava flow almost reached Pahoa last year. Scared a lot of folks into leaving.

Ken - yes there are plenty of nurseries, we get to meet most of the nurserymen during the Orchid show and the Nurserymen's Plant Sale that is held twice a year to raise education funds. Good place to find new plant introductions and some good deals. Also a good place to see plants I still can't afford.

Alice - I have been to Ataksukas some years ago before they put up the maze. Amazing show of Orchids but tourist prices.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
May 28, 2017 8:43 PM CST
Wow, @Daisyl, I thought they were still doing their propagating in-house. What an eye-opener. Just another chapter in the long list of small companies having to go "foreign" to make ends meet or simply closing their doors forever.

There used to be numerous mom-and-pot nurseries in southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama that had exotic plants, plants you would never see again once you left the nursery. That's where my love of tropical plants began. All those nurseries are gone, every single one of them.

The owner of one such nursery, near the border of Mississippi and Alabama, told me that I could find all the long-fibered sphagnum moss I could ever want by simply driving down such and such a county road, and when I came to a railroad crossing, pull over, walk 100' into the woods, and there was the sphagnum, growing wild. The moss was no more than 5 minutes from the nursery. Before telling me this, he swore me to secrecy. I visited that sphagnum moss bog numerous times over the years, but haven't been back in over 20 yrs. I never once saw anyone in that bog and never saw that anyone had been there before or after me. For some reason that nursery owner trusted me. Perhaps he thought that I would/could one day become a collector of exotic tropical plants, though he knew that I was a young dentist and was just starting out on this love. Who knows. I never thought of it at the time. Now I wonder.
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 29, 2017 6:01 AM CST
As I recall, Akatsuka's prices were only so so but they were also charging about $20 just for the phyto certificate if you wanted them to box up the plants so you could carry them home.

Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
May 29, 2017 6:48 AM CST
A couple of plants are first-time bloomers. Another of the Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' AM/AOS is opening up as well. This was a NOID so now I can label her and a sister plant that were both labeled the same NOID-X1 and NOID-X2.

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Thumb of 2017-05-29/drdawg/16b819 Dtps. Luchia Pink 'Annie'

Thumb of 2017-05-29/drdawg/1858bb Thumb of 2017-05-29/drdawg/301744 Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' AM/AOS

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 29, 2017 7:00 AM CST

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First bloomers are always exciting! I love the 'RJM'! Lovey dubby
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
May 29, 2017 7:20 AM CST
I've gone more and more to compact and sub-compact orchids. Both the 'RJM' and the Luchia are good examples of small plants with nice size flowers.

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 29, 2017 8:17 AM CST

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We took a look yesterday at the Cypripedium acaule which are now in full bloom in NE Pennsylvania. This is one of the several stands. Plants are looking good!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
May 29, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Cuties!
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
May 29, 2017 8:52 AM CST
They are lovely, but I'd be tempted to "help" mother nature by moving some of those baby evergreen trees away from the orchids, myself.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 29, 2017 8:56 AM CST

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Elaine, are you talking about the Lycopodiums? The forest floor is full of those. I always think of them as part of the whole ecosystem, helping in creating conditions for these Orchids to thrive.
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
May 29, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Ahh, the plants along the bottom of your last photo are Lycopodiums? Thought maybe they were baby fir trees.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 29, 2017 9:07 AM CST

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Yes, Clubmosses!
Years ago, I walked into my local nursery and spotted so called Bonsai trees, 5 bucks a piece. I almost fainted!!! They were Lycopodium!! I told the owner, but he just looked at me and shrugged his shoulders. But, the next day the pots were removed from the sales table. Thumbs up
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 29, 2017 11:36 AM CST
When we lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland people made and sold Christmas wreaths of Lycopodium. They had a common name for it but I can't remember what it was.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
May 29, 2017 11:55 AM CST
All beautiful,Ken...and how great to be able to ID them now.
We had 'Ladies Slippers' growing at my childhood home in MA...but only a couple...I would probably faint if I saw that many in the woods!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
May 29, 2017 1:02 PM CST
Thank You! Lindsey. Though the 'Elmhurst' has large, very fragrant, and beautiful flowers, I had hoped it was another variety. I don't why I would expect that though. I have now had six of these plants bloom within the last two months. It appears to be "their time".
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 1, 2017 6:10 AM CST

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It is June 1. and I started the new thread for the month here

The thread "Our Orchid blooms in June 2017" in Orchids forum

See you over there! Smiling

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