My visit to June's Orchid Estate

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  1. May 22, 2010 #1

    Bob in Albany N.Y.

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    Last Wednesday Donna and I drove over to Junes's Orchids Estate. I had previously e-mailed and was meet by Glen Gary. So without further a do, here you go. Guess, who this is. It's me!

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    Below is a photo of some of the grounds.

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    Here is a photo of the fake tree. It was made with PVC pipe that was filled with cement and then covered in cork. There was over a hundred species attached to the tree.

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    The next two photos are displayed in the entrance way.

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    Wow, cool ground and cool Bob!!! Do you have a pic of all those slippers in bloom described in the other thread? Jean
     
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    Here is a photo of the picnic area.

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    A example plant in the show room. It is Paph. Frank Smith. I bought one of these. They had a few in bud and some that were not. I took one not in bud that was twice the size of some of the ones in bud. It is a single growth plant with a 19 inch leaf span.

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    Next is a photo of another plant that was for sale. Actually, I think I bought this plant. It was not labeled but it is roth 'excelsior' x micranthum. They had many pots of these for $25 each. I bought this one as well as another one in high bud. I chose the other one as it had bloomed previously. In one of the other green houses they had many of these for sale. I was also offered unlabeled multiflowers (a few had labels) for $25 each. They were selling rather than repot. These were hugh plants.

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    The next two photo where taken in the stud house.

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    Here is a photo of one of the greenhouses.

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    The last photo is of the cool house. This cooling unit was brought in from Korea and installed by the makers of the unit. It is not air conditioned but rather a refrigeration unit. This was specifically put in for Ryans breeding. Too bad it didn't work out for him. They currently have no breeder at Junes.

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    Impressive these blooms, and very nice price :):)!!! Jean
     
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    I love the Paph. Frank Smith, is it really as yellow as the photo? I have googled only photos of green ones and those didn't impress me so much
     
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    Yes, the Frank Smith was really yellow. It was darker then I had expected. I hadn't planed on purchasing one, but the example plant changed my mind. Hopefully mine will bloom within a year and then will know for sure.
     
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    Looks like a great place -- I'd be afraid to visit...
     
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    Thanks for the photo tour Bob - great pix!

    Any word on how June's Orchid Estate will figure in on the Slipper Symposium this year?
     
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    thanks for posting the photos
     
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    Thanks Bob. Amazing setup. I love those roth-parvi hybrids in particular. Those prices are insanely cheap. They couldn't possibly make any money selling them that cheap.

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    Thanks Bob - great pictures!

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    Well, Jo - since you asked. :)

    This year the 13th International Slipper Symposium will be held Saturday, November 6 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Tampa, with the traditional Sunday nursery visit at June's Orchid Estate on November 7.

    The Symposium venue is about 15 minutes from June's Orchid Estate, which will figure into the symposium significantly in several ways.

    I'll have more information online in a few days and will provide more info then.
     
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    Bob! What a treat it must have been to visit there. Frank Smith is just flawless in my book.
     
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    Thanks Bob! Must go next time.

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    thanks for the pics! no tattoos on the legs (any of orchids)?
     
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    No tattoos on the legs but a full black and grey back piece of large cats. And yes there are a few orchids on me. A magic lantern, dollgoldie, a complex, a vanda, a phal. and a catt.
     
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    Wow! THanx for posting.
     

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