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Going to Oceanside Cali !

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by annabanana1987, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. annabanana1987

    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    I'm going in June or may to Oceanside Cali just wondering if anyone knows a good orchid vendor out there?
    Going to see my cousins that have moved out there from their former cold weather Ohio home ;)
    Any ideas of places to visits would be wonderful help :)
    Happy Monday everyone!
     
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    I am sure they must have a lot of nurseries there. I can't wait to see what you pick up Anna.
     
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    I'm hopefully going to have time :) who am I kidding I'll make time !!! Also if I'm flying can I take a plant as a carry-on ?
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Andy's orchids is about 15 minutes south of Oceanside....a must see!
     
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    Awesome !!
     
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    Rvorchids Eric Sauer, Dayton Ohio

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    Definitely visit andy's. Make sure to call or email for a visit time. Also, make sure to give yourself plenty of time for the visit as well as a large budget!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You shouldn't have any problems taking plants out of California. Bringing them in can be a problem. Andy's is overwhelming and a must see. Give yourself as much time as possible and don't plan on visiting another grower the same day.
     
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    Rvorchids Eric Sauer, Dayton Ohio

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    I personally also think it is impossible to carry "a" plant onto a plane......mainly because I have found it impossible to purchase and bring home only one! I have carried plants on many times. Just find a shipping store and buy a box that is less than the max size of a carry on and you are good to go. Many carriers will also let you gate check a box if it is too big for the overhead. Just tell the baggage guy at the gate that they are plants and they will usually find a warm spot in the hold for them. Most plants will tolerate that for the short time they are in there.
     
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    j_g_0 New Member

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    Do you have time to travel a bit? There are some vendors about 3/4 hours away in so cal worth visiting
     
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    I don't think I'm able to go as soon as I thought.. Maybe in the fall. I has some financial things to do and I maybe buying a house .. I just got a new car ..and blah blah grown up jabber
    But !! I'm just pausing this trip!! I will be Cali side soon.. I might not go back to Ohio lol
     
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    Who would you suggest?