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Atlanta Show at the Botanical Gardens

Discussion in 'Orchid Shows & Events' started by newbud, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. newbud

    newbud Active Member

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    I went down Thursday morning and got to help folks setup and rekindled some old acquaintances. Friday morning I was honored by being asked to clerk for the Paph. and Phrag judges. What a learning experience that was. The whole show was wonderful and as usual when I get around so many beautiful plants for sale I succumb.

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    Here's a few from Orchid Inn. Sam was very nice to me and talked with me more than he had time for.

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    A few individuals:

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    A Paph. phillippinense I got from Sam

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    And an appletonianum from Peachstate:

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  2. Steve B

    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    Yes you have the fever.your wallet gets twitchy around orchids for sale and it's all over.
     
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  3. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Know that feeling.
     
  4. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    When I was at Ga Tech, I volunteered my time at the public greenhouses in Piedmont Park, before they were replaced by the ABG. The orchid grower at the time (I cannot recall his name) is the guy that gave me my first plant and got me hooked.

    When I left for my first job, I donated quite a few plants to them - mostly succulents and cacti, as my orchids were definitely going with me. When I gave a presentation there a few years ago, I was given a private tour, and besides being remarkably impressed by the quality of the operation, I actually got to see a couple of "my" plants.
     
  5. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    I went and got lots of stuff!
    It was amazing!!!!!
    Definetly going again.
     
  6. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    Who knows, I might have even talked to you.
     
  7. newbud

    newbud Active Member

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    Kool. tong did you get any of the great Masdys' that were there?
    Ray: Are you going to be speaking again there anytime soon?
    Steve/Kip: I was told not to spend over a certain amount, well you know how that goes.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    I have pretty much stepped off of the speaking tour, but there has been some interest, so I'll consider it if I'm invited.

    Now that I'm in NC, I'm a lot closer!
     
  9. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    No, but it was tempting.
    I did get 4 kool logs, a mistery tiny Masde., and 6 other plants.
    Someone needs to take away my money before I buy something thats in the $1,000 range.
    Then I will spend time with orchids in my house instead of others.
    And yes, I know how vanishing money works.
     
  10. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    Peach state is awsome.
    They are so nice.
    They all know me (I live only 10 mins. away so I go whenever I am bored) and since it is privately owned, they can change the prices so I get a 50% discount!
     
  11. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    Maybe more like 30 mins.
     
  12. CYMBIDIUM BOY

    CYMBIDIUM BOY New Member

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    Omg it was so nice although the weather wasn't so gud, but that didn't stop me from spending $275.00 went over my budget of $200.00 but the deals were unbeatable! I bought 7 plants on Saturday stopped myself from buying a Catt that I saw, went home had nitemare about not buying it & what a gud deal it was, so of course I went back Saturday which I'm glad I did cause I got an even better Catt than the 1 I originally was eye balling & met the kool logs vendor & his wife which were fun to talk he has my problem but worst too many orchids lol according to his wife, also met genie from Illinois with all the paphs they were awesome ppl so ended up spending another $75 on a cart & paph from them & tried out a kool log so another $25 no biggie it's been awhile since I bought an orchid about 2 weeks I think so it's justified & the orchid show is only once a year! But it was better this time than last year to me, & everyone was so awesome & welcoming! Can't wait til next year,fiending already ‼decided I'm gonna join the society also! Orchids are worst than drugs, you'll never have enuff regardless of how many you have & you'll still buy another even tho you say this the last orchid imma buy‼
     
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  13. CYMBIDIUM BOY

    CYMBIDIUM BOY New Member

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    Yes peachstate is awesome I'm goin in a few weeks to get me Catt dygbiana from them & prob more but I'm goin for the Catt but u kno how it is when u get around orchids with $ to burn they jump in ur hand!
     
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  14. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    Sounds famillar.