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Orchids in the Park, San Francisco 2023

Discussion in 'Orchid Shows & Events' started by ryan248, Jul 14, 2023.

  1. ryan248

    ryan248 Well-Known Member

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    Happening soon! Can't wait. I'll be attending Saturday. Going to limit myself to one orchid this time :rolleyes:
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I ended up getting three orchids; Neomoorea wallisii ($50), Dracula vampira ($35), and Bulbophyllum glebulosum ($20).

    Getting a huge speciman size of Neomoorea wallisii for $50 made my day! Been wanting one forever and always size them run around $400 or more. Heck, I even bought a flask from Troy Meyers a week ago just to have the species even though it would take forever to get to to this size. I'm not sure what the table is called but I believe it's the AOS-SF table or community table?

    For orchids in the park, I enjoyed it more last year. Just seemed there was more of a diverse selection than this year. I saw a lot more Dracula's which was nice to see. Some were in perfect condition, and some were completely dried out. Also noticed a lot of Nepenthes, especially a variegated one which was very beautiful but was selling for $250.... then again it was a massive plant.

    I wish I saw AfriOrchids there. Really wanted some unique bulbos. Also saw a lot of Bulbo phal for crazy prices considering the sizes at different vendors.

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    Congratulations on the Neomoorea wallisii. You may be talking about the society members sales table. As member sales tables go, San Francisco has a great variety. I also had a wonderful time, but didn't feel the need to limit myself this time. I spent some time sitting at the Orchid Doctor table. Lots of visiting with old friends interspersed with shopping.
     
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    Thanks Marni!
    I was going to say hey if I saw you, but couldn't find you. Were you by where the awarded and display plants? It should be a lot easier to go to the shows next year since I'll be a lot closer to SF instead of having to drive just over 2 hours or more with traffic.
     
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    I was only there on Saturday. I moved around a bit shopping, watching a friends booth and then hanging out with friends I don't often see. Next year we can make a plan! Where are you going to be living!
     
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    At least there was a large contingent of actual orchids growers/sellers and fewer house plant vendors.
     
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