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Floridians it is NOW TIME TO SHARE

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    Default Floridians it is NOW TIME TO SHARE

    Ok Florida friends I have been a member of the forum for over two years--2 years, 4 months and 12 days to be exact. During that time the members from Florida have teased and tempted me with their beautiful orchids and driven me almost insane with their stories of trips to orchid nurseries and markets where the orchids are fabulous and just jump into your waiting arms looking for a new home. I blame part of my orchid addiction on you---the rest of the blame goes to my Asian friends. Well I can't take this any longer so I am heading to Florida.
    We leave this Friday January 20th,2012. Here is the intinerary. 1/21 Jacksonville, 1/22 to 1/23 St. Augustine, 1/23 Merritt Island, 1/24 to 1/26 Boca Raton, 1/26 to 1/29 Miami and 1/29 to 2/3 Key West. We are staying 1 plus nights in each area. So FESS up where should I go to see and shop for orchids? January 28th is definately being spent at the Miami Orchid Extravaganza. The rest of the times are open for me. Please email addresses of reputable growers that sell quality orchids and that are fairly easy to find. Also if any of you would like to meet and we can work it out I would love to meet you.
    I will appreciate any help you can give me and I really do appreciate you for all I have learned from you since being a member here. Thanks, Bill

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    have a safe trip and hope you have a good time there.we're waiting to see a beautiful pictures from you Bill

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    So jealous. Have a great time!

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    You go Bill!! Awesome. If you meet any OrchidTalk members -we all expect photos!!!

    Safe travels to you and George!

    cheers,
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    That's quite a itinerary Bill. My gosh by the end of the trip you ought to be in orchid heaven. So sip on a Pina Colada for me and remember to eat Stone crab and Grouper fish. Finally don't forget that orchids are cheaper by the dozen! AL

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    Bill, After leaving St. Augustine one place to try and stop is the Orlando/Kissimmee area - pretty much a mecca for orchid growers. If you think you can travel a little out of your way it would be worth it. I will PM you a couple of places that are worth the travel. Once you get down Miami way, any which way you look will be orchids.

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    First of all you’re going to have a great time. I visited the Florida Keys in 1977 and wound up staying for 15 years. I’ve spent a lot of time in Boca Raton and Key West and I’m sure you’ll enjoy both of those. As for orchids, there’s a town between Miami and the Florida Keys called Homestead. There are twelve commercial orchid growers that I know of in Homestead and probably more. I’ll PM you with names and address and a link to an orchid growers map of Homestead. I’m looking forward to hearing about your trip.

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    Oh Bill...what a wonderful trip you have planned! I have no doubt that you'll enjoy yourself immensley in Florida! I so envy you! Maybe you would consider making a stop in Alabama on the way back (lol) I would love to meet you, share some orchid experiences and culture with you and see all the awesome orchids I KNOW you will buy while you're down there.
    Take care,
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    Hey Bruce.....I missed that George is going with Bill.....exactly who are you speaking of?

    Whoever.....I also wish the same for him!

    Vicki



    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    You go Bill!! Awesome. If you meet any OrchidTalk members -we all expect photos!!!

    Safe travels to you and George!

    cheers,
    BD

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