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Old 03-27-2014, 09:05 AM
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While I aspire to be like Mrs. George B. Wilson of Philadelphia and amass a huge collection of unique orchids, I have neither the fortune or space to house my plants in a greenhouse. I am fortunate that the plants I have acquired are healthy and seemingly hardy plants--they have to be to survive my care.
While I had never heard of her, google brought me to this 1902 article in the NY Times:

FINEST ORCHID COLLECTION IN AMERICA - PRIVATE GREENHOUSES IN PHILADELPHIA THAT CONTAIN 15,000 PLANTS -- SOME TAKE 21 YEARS TO BLOOM -- ONE IS WORTH $10,000. - View Article - NYTimes.com

The 4228 Walnut St address given is now a Sunni Moslem mosque. The mosque occupies a building that was formerly the Commodore Theater, built in 1928.

Commodore Theatre -- Philadelphia Architects and Buildings

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Good score Matt. I had both of those on my watch list but I let them slide on by. I had already placed an order with SE earlier in the week and didn't want to blow my budget completely! They should come today and I'll try to post some pics.
Me too. Can't recall why I didn't get around to bidding on them.

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Old 03-27-2014, 11:14 AM
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I thoroughly enjoyed the article about Mrs Wilson. I wonder what happened to her collection?
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:27 AM
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Can you imagine having the wherewithal to travel to an orchid habitat and carry it by hand to its destination so that it would not be damaged in transit? Or waiting months on end for a successful orchid collecting expedition? I chaff when USPS fails to deliver my plant within 1-3 mailing days!
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:37 AM
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Good score Matt. I had both of those on my watch list but I let them slide on by. I had already placed an order with SE earlier in the week and didn't want to blow my budget completely! They should come today and I'll try to post some pics.

Did you get your plants? I got an email from USPS telling me my plants are on their way to Fort Wayne, from Indianapolis and could possibly be delivered today. (I am probably going to be disappointed--now that I say that.)

Mine did arrive today!! My expectations were exceeded. These are gorgeous!


&quot;3 Neofinetia falcata&quot; by MattWoelfsen, on Flickr

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Old 04-01-2014, 10:26 PM
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Anybody biting on that Orihime tonight? Not a bad looking plant, maybe a few blemishes, but the number of growths make it somewhat attractive...
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:56 PM
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Anybody biting on that Orihime tonight? Not a bad looking plant, maybe a few blemishes, but the number of growths make it somewhat attractive...

That is a nice looking plant, with "three growths, nice GENPEI (half yellow half green) variegation"? I'm not bidding on it. I've set my sights on another plant up for auction on Thursday. Good luck to you!
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:16 PM
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I'm saving my money for SEPOS!
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:21 PM
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I didn't bid, but someone snagged it at the last second.
Can't right now...
Must resist..
Uninstalling mobile app!
Cancel...
I'll just watch ;-)
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:15 PM
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Brn_thmbs, I know the feeling...very hard to resist. My internal visual is a house bulging with plants and if I bring in one more plant, it will explode!
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:50 PM
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I'm bidding on one now. I couldn't resist.
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