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Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by Ann, May 26, 2009.

  1. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    They have some high prices but I wonder what else anybody knows about them?
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Plants are decent quality, prices can be/are ridiculously high, every once in a while it is the only commercial domestic source for a specific plant, I would only buy a plant from it if I couldn't find another domestic source and had to have the plant.
     
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    Isn't that Orchids Limited in MN? Their prices are dear so this must be a special orchid. Whatcha gonna buy, Ann?
    Ya know, you could ask Joanne to run there and get what you want. I bet her shipping would be cheaper then theirs. Shipping is dear too.
     
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    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Yeah, I just conversed with her after she had offered to go pick me out a good one. I got the feeling they would be the ones shipping (2nd day Fed Ex) and since they are shipping from MN to FL that might me a good idea. There is a green Lycaste (I forget the name) for $50 which is calling my name. Go look -- you can't miss it. I figured after the week I have just had I deserve a $50 orchid, right? I'm going to take her up on picking out a good plant which they can ship and try to talk her into letting me finance an orchid for her for her work.

    You are right, Jon. I would look high and low for another source! Thanks.
     
  5. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    OK. A $50 orchid. $25 for shipping. That's tough. Maybe an airline ticket would be cheaper? Juuuuuuuuust kidding. But I REALLY like that Lycaste!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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    Ouch. That is a tough call. But remember, it smells like honeydew melon, fer crissakes!
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  7. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    For a lot less than $50 I could buy a honeydew melon and sniff it! But you know me and green flowers and just look at that white fringy lip. Sheesh. And I really deserve it. And, and, and..............
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Just buy the damned thing, Ann.

    You're welcome. :)
     
  9. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    That's what I like -- short, sweet and to the point! I am. Jo is going to go pick one out for me since she's just jonesing for a trip to OL. Gotta have it! Thanks for the push, Jon.
     
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    Have her get you one of those yellow phrag species, too. They're only asking 100 pelts.
     
  11. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    You gotta quit looking at that place, MJ. It's dangerous. I can't believe some of the prices -- like $1,200 for a species cattleya? Wow! Some are reasonable, but then there are those others! I'll pass on the phrag. Thanks anyway.
     
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    Oh I know, the prices are out of sight to me but I am not breeding or showing orchids. Hell, half the time, I ain't even blooming them! :D
     
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    So, Ann....did you get your plant??
     
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    "Hell, half the time, I ain't even blooming them!"
    Giving yourself a lot credit there missy.
     
  15. Mary Jane

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    Well, I'm just saying....
     
  16. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    No, MJ. It seems they didn't have enough plants. Some deal about having to have 7 on hand all the time if you have CITES certification (or whatever they call it) and selling one would put them below the 7. Jo said she found a beautiful plant, new growth, buds, but couldn't buy it. They are getting more and will call her when they come in. I think she is well-known there so I expect something to take place soon. Bummed me out, I tell ya! I DESERVED that frickin' plant, ya know? Anyway, I went to EFG's site and ordered a Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite which I've been wanting a long time, ever since I saw one at a show down south. They are red and white and bloom around Christmas so that should be fun.
     
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    Those bastards! How dare they? Ooh, that makes me want to just kick some ass, ya know?

    I know the Kryptonite you speak of, HD or Lowe's had a slew of them a while back. I almost bought one but thought ehhh.
     
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    You go kick ass, girl. MN isn't THAT far away! It did seem strange that they would have them on their website if they couldn't sell them, though, but I guess keeping a website up-to-date could be a full-time job for someone. So you're just not into phaius type plants? Hm. I wish our HD or Lowes would get them. Lowes does a lot better here than HD does. HD is now filled with really ugly hybrid dens -- nothing that grabs me as I walk by.
     
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    I like Phaius but they just get too stinkin' big.
     
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    Binky Fries anyone?

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    Now don't go kickin any OL ass. They had to put down one of the llamas and they are pretty bummed out right now. The two llamas have always been a fixture there.
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