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I ordered from them a few weeks ago, a Phragmipedium besseae, and by mistake they sent me besseae 'Lemon Grsss' x 'Lemon Souffle', which is now blooming. Turns out it was an expensive mistake on their part. They offered to send me the one I wanted for no shipping costs if I wanted to keep the one I got, or I could send this back and they'd send the regular besseae to me at no cost at all. I've gotten attached to the one I got, and didn't want them to be out so much money for a simple mistake, so I offered to split the difference with them, plus ordered the regular besseae and a Cattleya trianae that I'd been wanting. The nice lady on the phone, Linnzi, said she'd ask her boss about the offer to split the difference, but said she thought she knew the answer. Anyway, what a wonderful vendor, and now the flavum is blooming. I've attached a photo I took with my phone that hopefully shows what a charmer it is. They'll be sending the next orchids after new year's. The flavum also has another bud coming up behind the one opening today. Now I feel a responsibility to make sure this one truly thrives. Seems happy so far! It's on my desk at work, I get plenty of very bright, indirect light because I'm lucky enough to have big windows next to me and a long overhang to protect against sun directly on the orchids. There are now 10 orchids on this end of my desk, and all seem happy, including a sturdy Odtna. Memoria Martin Orenstein 'Lulu' and a Bllra. Eurostar with very healthy new growths. I put trays of water under each one to keep the humidity up, and night temps drop down into the mid 60s with the heater low, and day in the low 70s. Some may have to go home where they'll get a cooler night later on, but I'll see.
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That is a beauty!!!!

And yes, those folks at Oak Hill are tops in my book! Very friendly folk!
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Wow! What a beauty!
I am so glad to hear that oakhill's new owners are top-notch. Thanks for letting us all know.
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Thanks, Paul and Leafmite! Definitely a charmer of an orchid (of course, which ones aren't?). Now I have one of those jewel-colored SLCs from Santa Barbara Orchid Estate sending buds out of a sheath. I'm eager to see how that one looks.
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That is just a great looking Phrag!

I might have to order from Oak Hill next.
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I don't think you could go wrong with them, Josh.
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Nope, just got to find something I want from them. I already have my true next order planned out so it'll truly wont be until spring time more than likely.
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I'll be interested to hear what you get. I think I'm going to hang on until the Orchid show here in February. I was out of the country last year for it, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's there this year. I believe it's supposed to be a good one. Maybe by then I'll figure out where I can put more orchids. Thinking of putting Sobralias in the ground, since they supposedly do well that way here, along with a little collection of Masdevallias, and maybe even something to grow onto a bay tree in the garden.
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I really want a compact/mini catt but the selection seems pretty limited from them.

I have Paph. helenae and a helenae hybrid coming from a chinese vendor that will be at the SF show. Im super excited for those two.
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Super georgeous I can see why you couldn't send it back! Love it!!
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