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Old 07-07-2010, 11:29 AM
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shore orchid festival -- july 23, 24 &amp; 25 -- @ silva orchids -- neptune, nj
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We are pleased to announce the first annual
Shore Orchid Festival
to be held here at Silva Orchids
on July 23, 24 and 25, 2010. 10am - 5pm

Silva Orchids

This event will feature twenty orchid vendors, with vendors coming from as far away as Japan. Please be sure to check out our vendor directory below for a complete list of participating sellers. The event will also feature workshops and lectures, covering a wide range of topics for both the novice and the advanced grower/collector. Schedule of lectures is being firmed up, and will be put onto this page in short order. A full line of orchids supplies will be sold at this event. There will be food vendors on site, selling everything from sandwiches, wraps and salads to ice cream and beverages. Chocolatier, Peter Jost will offer mouth watering treats for all. We wish to make this a fun orchid event for everyone, you will be able to shop for orchids, visit with friends, old and new, enjoy good food and fun and have a great summer day or weekend at the Jersey Shore. Please feel free to contact us about hotel or Bed and Breakfast accommodations. Note: keep in mind we are located 5 miles from the Jersey Shore, so now is the time to make any hotel, bed and breakfast, ect. reservations as July is the peak season.

Vendor Directory

Andyís Orchids
Arcadia Glass House
Blue Moon Pottery
Brennanís Orchids
Cal-Orchid, Inc.
Canaima Orchids
Celebrate Orchids! LLC
Fishing Creek Orchids
J&L Orchids
Little Brook Orchids
Main Street Orchids
Oak Hill Gardens
Parkside Orchid Nursery
Piping Rock Orchids
Silva Orchids
Stony Brook Orchids
Suwada Orchid Nursery
Waldor Orchids
Woodstream Orchids
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:20 PM
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I'm going to try for Friday afternoon. This show looks to have some top-notch vendors.

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Old 07-19-2010, 06:35 PM
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I will be there Friday myself unless hell freezes over and I cannot wait!
I would encourage those who are looking for something "special" to visit the vendor websites or call them. I have purchased from many of them over the years and you would not be disappointed. If you see something you like, in my experience they will be happy to bring it to the show for you.
I only lament that I can't go for more than one day
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:29 PM
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shore orchid festival -- july 23, 24 &amp; 25 -- @ silva orchids -- neptune, nj

The Shore Orchid Society Fair was this last weekend, 23-25 July, in Neptune, NJ, on the grounds of Silva Orchids. I went down on Saturday the 24th, driven by Mike Milan of the famous Plant House on W29th Street in Manhattan. With us was a journalist, Victoria Harel, taking notes for an article on lifestyle and design.
The Silva greenhouse was a treat, but of course many of the things that really struck the eye were not for sale, such as a Psychopsis with many stems in a large pot, and something with oncidium like marroon flowers that had marings tinged white. From the bulb shape though I doubt it was oncidium, so I will have to ask when I see them next. It shot out two stems, one either side, with 2-3 dozen flowers each, very stately.
A Miltonia I had never seen before, Lillian Nokamoto, really caught my eye also; the leaves were a lighter shade of green, slightly silvery, and the flower was all white but for the centre, which was black, and not just dark violet, this was black, or at least closest to it I have ever seen on a flower. For some reason, despite all the multiple effects of stipling on top of striping with spottting etc. achieved through generations of hybridising, I really like flowers that are not so in-your-face. A whole table full of the latest paphs did not make me reach for my wallet, until I saw one with light-yellow tepals, pure white and bright yellow on the labium - all harmonising well with the green stem and leaves. This had style, and it was, while not quite a mini, rather diminuative. This was at Stony Brook Orchids, which specialises in the moth orchids.
Phals were ubiquitous, not quite as much as they are in the corner florist shops, but nonetheless, as the world's second most cultivated species, certainly well represented. But I was looking for other genera, especially the 181 that are found in Bolivia, and I was not disappointed. Main Street Orchids had Masdevallias, along with mainly paphs and phals; Andy's Orchids also had Masdevallias, but was much more into the neo-tropicals with Restrepia, Sobralia, Pleurothallis and Encyclia on hand. Memorable, though not quite from Bolivia, were E. mariae, E. tampense, Masdevallia nidifia, M. reichenbachian - and an Oerstedelia exasperata.
Cal Orchids also had neo-tropicals, with Sobralia, Oncidium, Miltonia and Cochleanthes - a very beautiful C. amazonica - a small potted plant with a single flower, large in relation to the plant as a whole; white, with a large labia striped with purple.
The genus Cattleya was well represented on the table of Suwada Orchids and Canaima Orchids; Stony Brook Orchids of New Jersey was strong on paphs and oncidiums, with a Pacific Star Shelob Spider hybrid, the one with the dots in the middle of a circle on the labium. I had seen these at a florist in New York, on the Upper West Side, but they could not then tell me what it was. It was in flower back then, in May, and was also in flower this weekend.
J & L had quite a range of minis, including one with a brush like labium that swung in the breeze, but I did not get its name, and this will haunt me for a while, I'd really like to have that one. There was also a small oncidium with a very stately stem that went straight up with a number of purple flowers, and that will haunt me too. The lady owner mentioned that she had once met Dr. Roberto Vasquez, author of the two volume Orchids of Bolivia, when he came to the US for a show. Bolivia is about to have a major orchid show on 8,9 & 10 October, the Xth Annual Festia de Orquideas in Concepcion.
Orchid Phile had lots of small offerings along with phals and other Asian spp., the owner goes to Asia every year to judge; this shop was unusual in that it did not have a web, so I will note the contact details here: Carri-Raven Riemann, 203 329 7255, that is a Conneticut number.
Both Woodstream Orchids and Piping Rock had paphs and phrags. One of their customers, Eric fom NYC, noted to Victoria that he had 700 hybrid paphs and phrags. The slipper enthusiast produced a card - with the URL A number of stands had multi-flowered phrags, which swayed so gently in the wind! How I wish I had the room for them. Piping Rock surprised me by having Stanhopeas - these produce beautiful flowers that hang down from the bottom of the pot - but only last a few days. However, I learned that they grow 16 stems of more, and these flower at different times. Sadly, the owner had just divided his 16 stemmed stan, which he said was ultra-fragrant.Home
A stand called Creative Hydroponics had a Velvet leaf orchid - Loedicea, and that is certainly on my want list.
The last stand to be seen was Arcadia Glass House, which sells simple outfits to entire bespoke greenhouses, some built to match an existing structure. Beautiful conservatories for beautiful monocots. What more could an orchid lover want?
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:57 PM
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My haul from the Shore Festival:
Rlc. Fortune 'Doubloon del Rey' AM/AOS division from Waldor
Blc. Ryan Kowalsky 'Canaima's Venice' division from Canaima's in sheath
C. labiata 'Marcia Regina' HCC/AOS division from Canaima's
C. maxima var. alba 'J&L x Isla Blanca' seedling from Suwada
C. crispa 'Wenzel's Stripe' seedling from Suwada
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