The people involved in the current project really enjoyed spending time together, choosing and discussing plants, and why they would or wouldn't work for each of us. I hope many more people decide to jump in here...it's a wonderful way to make new friends and learn something about orchids in the process.
Once we get a take on how many people would be interested, we can start figuring out which plant is available to all of us without having to pay for importing fees.
If and when this does happen, I suggest to those participating that they search the web for a plant they would like to have...and then, find the same plant at a vendor in Canada, or whatever other countries will be taking part in the project. The folks in the other countries, will have to find it at a US vendor in addition to their own.
I think if we all do that for 3 plants, we should be able to then narrow it down to the one we agree upon.
Once the time comes, we'll all discuss what the parameters should be. We have to take temperatures into account so the first parameter needs to be set at "Intermediate"...from there, we can all negotiate the rest
We will also be taking our time to set up this project, I've set this poll to be open for 30 days. At that time, we'll have a better idea of how to proceed.
So take some time, browse the net, make notes. save web site pages so you can post them when the time comes. Even armed with all that information, when the time comes to decide...it'll be chaos!
Fun, exciting, wonderful chaos