Last night I met one of Phillip's nurses, who is from the Philippines. She's been here since 1993, but remembers orchids growing like weeds in her backyard, and still has many friends there who, she says, have taken to "putting them on these pieces of, like you say 'driftwood'" - and they grow like crazy. She didn't know the names of many, but she described a lot to me - some of which I've seen on various posts from y'all over the the Philippines. And she told me that the military stationed there (not her, but others she knows), are excepted from the CITES regulations. I don't know whether that's true still, but it's a fascinating fantasy, anyway!