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New to Orchids forum, but 46 years of orchid experience!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Roberts Flower Supply, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Roberts Flower Supply

    Roberts Flower Supply New Member

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    We bought 3 orchids on our honeymoon in 1973, the start of our orchid fever "infection". We actually still have divisions of one of them (Miltonia spectabilis.) In 1987 we started a sideline of selling orchid potting mix and other cultural supplies, as well as native orchids, especially cypripediums. We enjoy connecting with other orchid enthusiasts, and offer delivery of our products free of charge to any of the orchid shows we attend in OH, MI and PA. We are contemplating retirement from the show circuit, however, within the next few years, and would like to hear your opinions on this subject. We either need to grow our business enough that we can afford to hire full time help, or just have a going out of business SLOW sale. For any of you that may know us, what do you think? If you'd like to see our products, visit our website orchidmix.com. We appreciate your time and any responses.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Welcome, Wayne.

    Maybe you should follow my example: by simply not restocking as they sold out, over a three-year period I went from a greenhouse full of plants and over 300 hardgood products occupying over 5000 square feet of storage area to just 3 products occupying 50 square feet in my garage here in coastal NC, where we moved two years ago.
     
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    Well, like Ray says, welcome to the forum.

    I can also say that I've bought the bulk of my potting medium from you, and have always been satisfied both with quality and service.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Wayne and I were "competitors" for years (we had a good chuckle about that when I visited him once, having also done business with each other).

    He's growing some nice cypripediums in his yard, too! (Or did...)