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My visit to Tindara Orchids

This is a discussion on My visit to Tindara Orchids within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Okay, so I had my first ever visit to an orchid greenhouse, yesterday, Tindara, in ...

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    Default My visit to Tindara Orchids

    Okay, so I had my first ever visit to an orchid greenhouse, yesterday, Tindara, in Georgetown, MA. About an hour for me - just far enough!
    They specialize in slippers (how about that?!) and have a small greenhouse at their home, but 5 large ones up in New Hampshire. Mostly dealt in hybrids - lots of phrags, which was nice. One followed me home (the first pic there!) It was really nice to see how you vendors out there actually do the growing. It was 90% humidity in there (I wilted!) and lots of fans. Was a muggy and cloudy day though so I couldn't get a good feel for lighting. Below are some of the plants. I tried to get a pic of his Paph. Bel Royales, since we were just talking about that the other day, and he had 6-8 of them hanging, at least 3-4' leafspan, maybe bigger! Pic was awful tho, sorry. I did get a nice pic of his malipoense (not for sale,) an Eric Young/schlimii cross (very nice!!), forgot to take a pic of the Lynleigh Koopowitz, I was too busy sniffing the delicious raspberry fragrance! There are some moquettianum pics...he had a lot of those hairy little guys, was fun to see them in person. I was a little overwhelmed - sorry I didn't get more/better pics. I also seriously debated getting an Andean Fire which was blooming with I think 3 open blossoms, but had 4 or 5 more coming. That will be a spectacular sight, but big and a little redundant for me I suppose...so stuck w/ just the Penn's Creek Cascade. Whew, anyway, it was a fun day (we went out for lobster first - really can't get better than that! Lobster and orchids in one day! )
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    Default One for the catt. lovers out there!

    Just in case you think I don't think of you cattleya folk... Also a maudiae that my mom liked. Oh, that's my mom in the last pic in the first post. Hi Mom!

    I tried to take more group shots but they did not come out well at all.
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    Thanks for posting! Love the greenhouse pics! I also like the Paph moquettianum and the Phrag Sedenii! I may get a Sedenii someday when I have more room.

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    Nice piccies.

    I,ll have to go down to Kew gardens sometime & take some piccies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb
    Nice piccies.

    I,ll have to go down to Kew gardens sometime & take some piccies.
    Oh I would love to see pics of Kew Gardens! Heard so much about it!

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    Heather, that was a wonderful tour ....looked like a very clean greenhouse with great plants...how were the prices?
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Peter - which is the sedenii?

    Gilda - thanks,it was fun! The prices on the mature plants were fairly in line, maybe a little steeper than they could have been. I think though there are very few growers here. He also was willing to deal I think a bit. Loved when I asked if I could take pics and said I could borrow his backdrop if I wished! lol...I wanted to look too tho!

    Would love to see pics from Kew!!!

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    The third one is a Phrag Sedenii or at least it looks very much like one to me! I have always liked that hybrid but I like Phrag Cardinale even better!

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    nice pics! (even the cattleya). is that a Guacamole or Thomas Fourman near the top? They look kind of off-balanced, but I find parvi x cochlo striking...

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    Default Sedenii?

    Oh, well, it was the one labeled as "Eric Young 4N 'Mont Millais' x schlimii"
    the one we talked about the other night, that he wouldn't sell because his wife liked it so much - or only for the right price (tho it is listed on the website at $50.) That is not Sedenii is it?

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