Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology

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  1. Feb 15, 2014 #1

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    Wow, great info Tom !!!! Thanks a lot :)!!!! Can't wait ...! Jean
     
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    Cool! Thanks!
     
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    good article, thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the tour. Very interesting!
     
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    Tom,
    excellent article. I do hope that this venture works out for them.
    The cyp. tibeticums I received from them last spring were superb,
    Regards,
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    Excellent Tom
     
  9. Feb 18, 2014 #9

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    I'm glad you all liked the article. Concerning whether they will be successful - suffice it to say that making money selling orchids overseas LEGALLY is not really worth the effort unless you only sell flasks. Their tour business is a better source of income to be sure, though stressful as well. I just hope they continue doing what they do so we all can benefit from their efforts.

    Being the Cyp nut that I am, I also wrote a pictorial essay on their Cyp nursery. It has some brief text, however focuses mostly on photos of plants at their nursery in Huanglong:

    Cypripedium Nursery in Huanglong
     
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    Tom - another great article.
    Maybe one day I'll join one of their tours to look at the cyps,
    Regards,
    David
     
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    Thanks for posting these stories. Perner spoke at our society yesterday (and the paph forum), and the members appreciate your articles.

    Interesting to learn that HBM has branched out and is flasking blueberries. It'll be interesting to see what over agricultural crops he may have available as flasks.

    I know it's heresy, but he also has some interesting cymbidiums; looking forward to hybrids with sichuaneses.
     
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    A great publication! many thanks for sharing it .
     
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    You know David that was exactly what I thought before I went and after I was floored by the whole experience. The Cyps (numbering in the thousands :eek:) were a definite highlight, but there was so much more beyond that. If you have the means to do it, I highly recommend going.

    Indeed he grows a lot of cymbids, especially the Jensoa types - lots of C. goeringii types (not the yellow, orange, and reds of Japan and Korea though). I love them, but longterm they demand careful handling and can be a bit tough to flower well.
     
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    Sacrilegious heretics!! Slipper - talk! :poke:
     
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    Ron Parsons gave a talk about one of the Perner's tours to the high mountains looking at Cyps. I was floored.
     

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