BigBill's profile

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I have been an avid orchid grower for 47 years now! I have grown, or tried to grow, just about everything that you can imagine in orchids at one time or another. I have had numerous successes and unfortunately some failures. Since I moved to Michigan, I now grow exclusively underlights. I am trying Paphiopedilums, Phragmipediums, Bulbophyllums and Cattleyas. These 4 genera are doing wonderfully.
I have been an American Orchid Society accredited judge for 21 years. I take great pleasure and pride in that! I am affiliated with the Great Lakes Judging Center.
I teach classes on Orchid Growing and have lectured on the subject for over 40 years!

Outdoors I grow perrenials, annuals and limited veggies. Petunias, Phlox, Zinnias, and Salvias are particular favorites. I am trying to establish a garden for pollinators and I see more and more with each passing year.

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BigBill's badges:
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover

Some info about BigBill:
  • Joined on May 21, 2017
  • Name: Big Bill
  • Location: Livonia, Michigan
  • USDA Zone: 6a
  • Interests: Gardening, Nature photography, Orchids
  • Birthday: February 22
  • Thumbs-ups: 29,763 received, 592 given.
  • Items given special acorn tips: 239 received, 213 given.
  • Bookmarked pages: 14
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