Saturday, June 21, 2008

Merry Christmas To Me In June

A couple of months ago, I wrote about orchids in "Merry Christmas To Me In March". I was so impressed with the plants I received from Aloha Orchid Nursery in Hawaii that I bookmarked them so I could occasionally check back.

Last Saturday, I found another great deal. 20 orchids for $110, minus their 10% June discount special, plus $47 FEDX 2nd day, and it was 20 plants for $146. Like before, it is a grab bag where you get what they send you. Based on my prior experience, I was confident of the quality of the plants and the assortment.

I received them Wednesday and I'm blown away again. For this price, they noted that the plants would not be in bloom, but two have come with blooms and several are in spike.

• Odm. Margarete Holm 'Sonja': In Bloom
• Mtdm. Bartley Swartz 'Highlander' (Miltonidium): In bloom
• Pot Shinfong Little Love 'Little Goldfish' x (Pot 'Free Spirit' x Blc. 'Love Sound'): No bloom, bud or spike
• Blc. Husky Boy 'Romeo' HCC/AOS: No bloom, bud or spike
• Blc. Jewel Box 'Scheherazade': No bloom, bud or spike
• Blc. Hwa Yuan Grace 'Hawaii' x Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon': No bloom, bud or spike
• Lc. Nippon 'Vivinza' x Blc. Momilani Rainbow 'The Gypsy': No bloom, bud or spike
• Phal. 'Super Stupid' x Firest Choice': No bloom, bud or spike
• Paph. Ho Chi Minh: No bloom, bud or spike
• Grdm. Serpetum maitae (Not sure of spelling): No bloom, bud or spike
• D. Taksin Baby x D Niraporn Chime
• Several Den Hybrid: No bloom, bud and one in spike
• Several plants without identifying labels

I actually had to go out and buy a shelving unit to have a place to put them all!

1 comment:

bigislandjeepguy said...

i drive right by the area where aloha orchid nursery is on my way to four wheel :)

small world.