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WE HAVE JUST MOVED TO LAS VEGAS. THERE MAY BE SOME INITIAL PROBLEMS WITH COMMUNICATION. PLEASE HANG IN WITH US UNTIL ALL THE CHANGES ARE SORTED OUT--INCLUDING THE ACCOMMODATION, read survival,  OF OUR PLANTS TO THE DESERT AIR.

NEW SPRING 2004 CROP OF STEM PROPS ARRIVES  

 

 

WELCOME TO BAYOU ORCHIDS. Our e-nursery specializes in  plants that will grow easily, so that the hobbyist can maximize the pleasure/pain ratio. We won't sell you a 2" pot from one of our 85 climate-controlled greenhouses inherited from 5 generations of orchid growers. We have been through this ourselves, having started growing orchids under lights in our Brooklyn apartment during my surgical training years in the 1960s. One sunny weekend afternoon in April we drove to Summit, New Jersey to visit with John B. Lager of Lager & Hurrell, one of the very first commercial orchid growing firms in the U.S. With the intoxicating fragrance of the Cattleyas and the huge sprays of bright yellow oncidiums dancing in the warm Spring sunlight, we were hooked!! As we moved around America, we dragged plants from New York City, to New Orleans LA, Whittier CA, and are now growing in Ft. Pierce, Florida, on the Indian River Lagoon. Our plants are growing outside with minimal attention except for varying amounts of shade and fertilizer, in mixes recommended by the best hybridizers and commercial growers in the Country. We sell you, what works for us, but you must wander around the greenhouses of the best growers in your geographic area, join the local orchid clubs, become an orchid judge, or at least sign -up to become one, and pick brains until you can determine what works for you. Do not spend $200 on that FCC Cattleya violacea 'Muse' original plant division until you have a well-tested game plan. We have ordered from everyone, opened their flasks, and received well growing plants in compots that may or may not prosper where we live. Primary Sophronitis hybrids just don't like growing in the constant heat and humidity of Southern Florida, for example. Certain crosses just won't grow here or for you; it's too hot, too dry, too wet, too sunny.... etc. So become the local expert on what works for you, and we’ll try to help you out. GOOD LUCK!! 

FRED AND ROBERTA SCHECHTER
6855 Stone Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89110-4126

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Due to the high cost of shipping, and the time and materials necessary for packing orchids for reasonable expectation of safe delivery,  the minimum order is $50.00

At this time our use of  FedEx Express Saver will get plants to you economically and generally in less than three days; there have been no losses to date using this method of domestic transport.


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Currently, the division/keiki, seedling, and stem prop pages are filling with new offerings. Stem props are always in demand, slow to develop, and, it seems, even slower to arrive,  so you may want to INQUIRE as to availability before ordering.

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana 'FCC/RHS' is gone!!

 

New photos have been taken of our seedlings and stem props and have been inserted where appropriate on the sales pages as well as on the PHOTOGRAPHY PAGE