Parkfest 2013 - Anyone going?

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  1. Jul 24, 2013 #1

    NYEric

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    http://www.parksideorchids.com/

    I am feeling like I will be "sick" on Friday. Maybe the good "doctors" in Ottsville, Pa. will be able to cure me. The only problem is not getting lost in the backwoods on the way there again. :eek:
     
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    Would like to... But think have to work unless you would be going around lunchtime. Yesterday I was driving in the rain on nj rt 31 south towards Princeton to donate blood when next thing I knew there was a bridge and toll, and a sign saying 'Pennsylvania' (what??!). Ended up driving through tourist villages along Delaware river until getting to I95 and back into nj. Would have taken longer sadly going back up to where I missed my turn


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  3. Jul 25, 2013 #3
    I am going but not till sunday morning. If anyone goes I would like to hear opinions of what people think about the new Parkside and new management. Maybe my veiw is tainted because I only know and love it as Parkside run by John and Tom. Which was my first real experience buying orchids in a strickly orchid nursery. Over the years it was one of my top two vendors to go to.
    I went there two weeks ago and have to say I was real disappointed. John had a whole house full of paphs and now it is reduced to about half of that. It seemed like they had not got anything new in about a year and a half. Things just didn't look so great. Nobody really said two words to me. I walked in looked around and left. If any of you know Greg that worked there I found out he quit. I hope they make it work and this is just the hard part of the transition.
     
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    John is a really cool guy. I only was there once but it was great
     
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    Charles, I think i will just wander in, can't give a time. Greg left..hmmmm. Thanks for the info Cheyenne. There are a few things I'm looking for from the vendors so hopefully it will be worth the time.
     
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    I'll be there for judging....
     
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    I'll be working the BCOS booth Sunday afternoon from 1-3, but that's out 38th wedding anniversary, so I had better not dally.
     
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    Wow!!! Congrats.
     
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    Greg left? That sucks!

    I'll be there Saturday morning!
     
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    Greg actually grew up in my neighborhood, which is pretty close-knit. His mom and my wife are both physical therapists.

    I'm really disappointed that he left, as he was a real "plus" to the organization. I hope this was a positive move for him and not an indicator of economic woes at Parkside.
     
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    He was really making an effort to keep interesting Paph crosses coming through. :(
     
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    I'll be there with Donna first thing on Sat. morning but the way it sounds I won't be staying too long.
     
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    OK, I went to the Parkfest 2013, the first, I believe, under the new ownership. As usual I try to post the venue, the vendors, the facility and certain interesting plants, and finally, my haul. :)
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    Extra nice Paph. Vanda M. Pearman
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    OK, my haul, I got a couple Paphs, Parvis from Piping Rock and Main Street Orchids :D, a Tolumnia hybrid, a phrag flask from Woodstream, Fishing Creek had some nice Habenarias, ericmichaelii, the hybrid with rhodocheila, Tracy, and a new very bright Orange cultivar of rhodocheila. I picked up a Thecostele alata with at least 10 blooming spikes and 6 new growth. (unfortunately with ant guardians also :eek:), and a Brachtia andina to replace the one that got fried in my living room last week!
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    Oh, My!!!
     
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    Thanks for the pics Eric!!!! You are starting doing close-ups now :drool: !! The 'Extra nice Paph. Vanda M. Pearman' is a very cool pic (and bloom of course)!! Jean
     
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    So I heard that Greg left to study music (sounds like a positive move). His replacement is Karl, a really nice guy, and he likes to do edwardian cases/terrariums.
     
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    That makes sense, Linus. He did get his degree in music, after all.
     

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