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Madagascar orchids opportunity

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by KellyW, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I am not affiliated with nor recommending this vendor. However, I am on their mailing list and wanted to pass on this information here on the forum. Here is a cut and paste copy of the email. There was also a .pdf list but I think everything can be found on the web site.
    Kelly


    Greetings,

    Once again, we are announcing a bare root group orchid order from Madagascar. The attached list is our current offering. We have three new items noted and several items that were not available recently are again listed.

    If you would like to place and order, please visit our web site (laorchid.com). Select the Tab, Madagascar Pre-Orders. We have updated our site to be able give you more shipping options. We offer USPS Priority, the least expensive and our recommendation. Also available is USPS Priority Express, typically one day faster, and the whole range of FEDEX options. When you check out, the various options will be calculated; you can select from the priced options and your choice will be added to the amount due. This calculation is based on our estimated weight of each item that in sum might not be correct. When I make labels to ship your order, if the actual cost is less than the amount you paid plus $1.00 for the box, I will send you a refund.

    As most of you are aware, these plants arrive bare root and their survival is risky. We have taken steps, such as sending New Zealand sphagnum moss to our shipper to wrap the smaller plants with the hope of improving survival. We have also improved the total shipment time by working with our brokers in Madagascar and Miami. We assemble and ship orders in the order received. We will do our best to ship arriving product to you in one day from arrival at our nursery.

    Our plan will be to have the open order period until January 22nd. We anticipate having your order to you early in April.

    As always, be in touch with any questions you may have.

    Best regards,

    Tin and John


    John Nelson

    LOUISIANA ORCHID CONNECTION

    225-388-0850

    206-817-5400

    [email protected]

    Mail

    2025 E. Lakeshore Drive

    Baton Rouge LA 70808
     
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    John is a stand-up guy.
     
  3. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the info Kelley!
     
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    I got a Aerangis fastuosa var francoisii but didn't make it. Anyone else get one and notice differences?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't order it last time, but am thinking of this time so would be interested also if anyone has bloomed one.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    I know the leaves are not rugous nor glaucous. It only lived a short month with the apical leaf arriving damaged.