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Botanica -- Updated Good Stuff!

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by Reyna, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Just thought I'd throw this out there and let the feeding frenzy begin.

    Brenda updated her site last night and in the special species section there are a truckload of unusual to rare angraeocids. Looks like lots that she has established and rehabbed from prior Malala Orders. Seriously good stuff--not cheap, but very unusual to find available.

    I expect most of you have already clicked over to botanica . . . . :)
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Link please. :)
     
  3. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    It is truly a remarkable list. But too rich for my blood. Who do I call to get stimulus money? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    It's true that buying an established Malala-imported plant from Botanica costs more that ordering from Malala, however the real bonus is that these plants are well-established and vigourous. This is in stark contrast to the risky business of re-establishing imported plants in less-than-ideal conditions. Attrition rates can be high on imports.

    I had some extra cash and bought some of Botanica Ltd.'s re-established plants in 2009. I am so glad I did! Spending the extra dollars for these can be painful, but with these one is buying considerable piece of mind. In some cases, loosing a raw, imported plant can even be more painful than spending the extra money. However most of us Angraecoid addicts aren't moneyed folk, so sometimes spending less and taking more risk is the choice we are forced to make.
     
  6. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Well, they are established & many in spike, but YIKES!
    I hope they get those prices...
    They're awesome folks, to enable us!
     
  7. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    That was my thought anyway . . . . :)

    Once a girlfriend of mine was out in the greenhouse with me. When she came back in the house with me she told my husband that at least I grew orchids rather than had an addiction to designer shoes. His response was classic -- "the shoes would probably be a cheaper hobby." ;) Yah'll know what I mean. :p
     
  8. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    He is spot on! I have expensive plant hobbies: orchids, cycads, rare bulbs, et cetera... I just try not to think about how much it all costs and appreciate the plants for their beauty. It's haute horticulure after all! :cool:
     
  9. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Orchids are worse than crack.
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, maybe, but I don't see a lot of homeless orchid growers hanging around the town square.
     
  11. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    You have a good point Marni. I think the worst of us are what they call 'functioning addicts' LOL.
     
  12. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    That's funny -- homeless orchid addicts would sell their home and be "homeless" in the greenhouse. :)
     
  13. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    I would gladly live in a greenhouse. I love humidity!
     
  14. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Call me pedantic but, to me, cocaine is to orchids as crack is to Angs!

    Cuz...I don't know that i'm actually addicted to orchids anymore. If Angs were gone, I probably wouldn't grow orchids.
     
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    So what happens when you have 'em all MrB? What next?
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    He'll likely evolve into a bulbo lover.
     
  17. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    :eek: