I finally gave it a whirl and ordered some orchids online! I've been growing for 4 years, so I'd say I'm long overdue!
My new plants are:
Neofinetia falcata 'Pine'
Masdevallia infracta (Purple x self)
Miltoniopsis (M.H. Arnold Linsman 'Hot & Spicy' AM/AOS x Hajime Ono 'Island Fantasy')
plus a bonus: Isabelia virginalis
I ordered them from Olympic Orchids. They deal mostly in seedlings, so I'll have the fun of watching these guys grow and raising them to their first bloom. They came very well-wrapped, although two leaves had come off of the Masdie and some perlite had fallen out of the holes in the Milt. pot. These are all firsts for me, including the bonus plant. I ordered them for the climate at my home in western Washington, which is cool and humid. However, since my school year has started, they were shipped to my dorm in eastern Washington. My dorm room usually reaches 80 degrees, so I'll be keeping the humidifier going for the Masdie and the Milt especially.
Here's pics of my new babies! Sorry for any blurriness. I took the pictures pretty quickly. The Isabelia (4th pic, mounted) doesn't look like much in the picture, but it should eventually form an attractive, gold-netted mat.
And can anyone post a picture of Milt. Hajime Ono 'Island Fantasy' for me? I found pictures of the other parent, but couldn't find the right clone of Hajime Ono. I'm trying to get an idea of what my Milt is going to look like. Thanks!