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Paph. Warmest Regards 'McKenzie' HCC/AOS

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    Default Paph. Warmest Regards 'McKenzie' HCC/AOS

    Hi all--

    This paph (which I have posted before), a second paph and I went to the AOS judging session on Saturday, mostly with the idea of listening and learning from the judges (which guests and novices are encouraged to do, and there were a bunch of us). There were a lot of plants entered, and judges did not know who entered what. I watched and listened in on the judging of numerous plants of all types, and it was quite interesting...after they completed judging a plant, they were quite willing to explain to us non-judges what was good/not so good about the plant they had just finished with. One thing I learned was that the other paph I had brought would likely have done better if it hadn't been my first attempt at staking one...it was larger than the one on record, and apparently well-grown (yea!) but the midline was off. Next year, I will try to do better by it.

    Anyway, this paph, which I have posted here before, received an HCC/AOS award, and I named it 'McKenzie'. I am very pleased for several reasons...I acquired the plant about a year ago, with a single growth, and have brought it to flower from that stage (this is its first bloom), and because the other 3 awards given all went to professional growers.

    Not sure if I will bring more in the future...I like what I like, awarded or not. And I tend to agree with those who would rather use the $ to buy new orchids, versus pay the fee to register the award. But I do think I will come again just to listen & learn.
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    Congratulations, well deserved recognition. - martha

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    Congratulations!! What a great experience!

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    Congrats!!!!
    Just hand the plant over and you won't get hurt!
    Very nice plant-well deserved. if you make the plant better, it could become priceless; very very expensive if you wanna sell it.
    Yay! do a happy dance!
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    Congrats! Beautiful orchid and well deserved honor.

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    Beautiful bloom! Congrats!
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    congratulations!! That is awesome. Beautiful slipper orchid!

    cheers,
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    Congratulations Kathi. Gorgeous and deserving of the award. I wish I could have attended the session. These judging and discussion sessions are so educational.

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