Lots of hurdles to overcome there.Totally out there Tony! My favorite is your second posted pic. Have you had it judged or maybe you're not interested in that aspect? Given the right moment it could score a mid FCC, maybe better.
I bought it as an unbloomed seedling from Little Brook Orchids a few years ago.Where is the plant originally from again?
Sadly, no. The original tag just listed the species.Really incredible, and amazing culture, congratulations! Do you know the names of the parents?
Distance of 100 miles is a dedication. And not fitting in car is a big obstacle.Lots of hurdles to overcome there.
- It's 100 miles to the nearest center, and it's PA (The old joke goes: "In England, they drive on the left of the road, in PA, they drive on WHAT'S left of the road.")
- It's too big to fit upright in the car.
- Last, but not least: Although I have found reports of unfair bias in judging to be mostly fake news, there is one area where I agree with AOS malcontents, and that is the judging of outliers. If something is "beyond" the record, it is my experience that there is temptation to force it to fit into the record, or to try and retool the standard based off a single plant. This is a diss against the human ego, not the AOS. I have personally watched a plant go on the table with awarded siblings from the same pod in the record; watched it be vastly superior to those siblings in size, form, color, and flower count; and watched as the judges decided to disregard its awarded siblings and judge it pretending there was no record to inform their decision. Therefore, my rule is: Never take an outlier to judging; they will change the rules in the middle of the game.
I bought it as an unbloomed seedling from Little Brook Orchids a few years ago.
Sadly, no. The original tag just listed the species.