Orchidphile: April-May 2020 Pre-Order (Mail Order) List
(INCLUDING SOME UNIQUE NEW ARRIVALS PLUS GREATLY REDUCED PRICES ON MANY OUT-OF-BLOOM PLANTS !)
As many of you are aware, all orchid shows & events have been cancelled through this summer ~ and potentially beyond ~ depending on the Covid19 pandemic in the US. We have a lot of stock that was “all dressed up with nowhere to go” for the spring into summer shows & events so we’ve chosen to remove their flower spikes early to give that energy back to the plants for an even more robust future flowering. That means the Phalaenopsis which tend to flower more than once a year will initiate their fall spikes sooner than usual, and the multiple growth Oncidinae, Cattleyas & Dendrobiums, etc. will produce & mature their new growths earlier than usual in preparation for a bountiful fall flowering.
The advantage for everyone is that much of our previously flowered stock can be acquired at much lower prices through mail orders (some are reduced as much as 30%) than they would have been at shows. It also gives you the distinct advantage of getting the plants established under your own growing conditions, & in a medium of choice, prior to the summer months when the plants are making & hardening off their newest vegetative growths.
NOTE: Those plants noted as being in spike, bud, flower (or noting new pseudobulb growths) are extremely limited & will be reserved on a “First Come, First Served” basis according to the date & time stamp of your Pre-Order.
We encourage early orders so they can be packed while our late spring to early summer weather is perfect for shipping ~ this way you also won’t be disappointed if we’ve sold out of something you had your eye on.
Our summer-flowering novelty fragrant Phalaenopsis will be showcased on our Facebook page from our large stock of Phal. bellina & violacea hybrids. Since there can be a great deal of variation flowering from a seedling population, we’ve chosen to number & photograph each seedling as it flowers so you know exactly what you’re ordering ~ many of them are just beginning to spike now. Often nurseries will show a photo of the best plant from a seedling population to flower & the unsuspecting buyer expects the same kind of flower ~ much to their disappointment due to hybrid variations. Check our FB page often for these releases ~ you can always Private Message us to reserve a particular plant. Our FB page is: www.facebook.com/orchidphile ~ anyone can view our page, even if you’re not a member of Facebook.
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT OUR SHIPPING DATES:
All orders placed by the end of the day on Tuesdays will be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday unless otherwise requested. We do need to allow several days for the plants to dry after removing them from the greenhouses before packing & shipping them, so orders placed from any Wednesday
through the following Monday will be shipped a week and a half later.
Once your Mail Order is received, we will confirm, tag & remove your plants from sale, notify you of your shipping date & contact you for your credit card information.
In the meantime, our most sincere wishes for everyone in our growing orchid community to remain careful, safe & healthy ~ we’re really looking forward to connecting with all of you again at a fall show or event.