I started growing orchids 30ish years ago when I was 20ish years old in a 10'x20' greenhouse. over the next 20 year amassed an impressive collection of over 800 plants specializing in Angreacoids on one side of the greenhouse and pleurothalids on the other. Ten years ago a massive blizzard dumped 30" of ice and snow, at 3:00am my greenhouse imploded, it was 16 degrees outside with 50 mile an hour wind gusts. I saved a handful of plants. I took a break from growing orchids. Now I grow orchids in two high tech orchidaruims of my own design specializing in oxiglosum dendrobiums and other cloud forest miniatures. I live in northern New Jersey with my partner Nora, two cats and nine chickens.