Fair Orchids


My beautiful, talented, and far better, Better Half.

Carolyn is stuck in Maplewood with our 3 felines, watching some weird plants growing in the garden, while I am off playing with orchids.  For those active on Maplewood On Line, please meet Tabby.


Long before the data mining issues, I decided  that the Facebook concept violates my sense of privacy.  Thus, I have shut down the profile I set up.

Fair Orchids = Kim Feddersen

fairorchids@aol.com  -  973-495-4863
Following the 2017 freeze, which wiped out all my intermediate to warm growing plants; I have relocated & restocked.  I now rent a 2500 sqft greenhouse (from Flemington Orchids), shared with Kyle Saunders, who grows select Cattleyas
The greenhouse is open to visitors most Saturdays (mid-week by appointment), from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  Please call or text to 973-495-4863 to confirm that I am there:

324 Three Bridges Road,  Hillsborough, NJ 08844

(= gravel drive way [there is no sign at the road], I am in the first greenhouse as you enter the nursery)

(Snail mail: 49 S. Pierson Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040)

NJ allows nurseries & garden centers to remain open, as long as social distancing is observed.

As of February 2020, I have a reasonable inventory of Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobiums &  Vandaceous orchids.  I am bringing in a selection of Bulbophyllum & Paphiopedilum.  I have started production of 'Desert Rose' (Adenium obesum) and a few other non-orchids.  We also offer variegated forms of Agaves, Monstera, Cuban Oregano and several other genera.

I am well stocked on clear plastic pots, 11 std & 17 cm azalea clay pots (4.3" std & 6.7" azalea), net pots and Vanda baskets (6" & 8" octagonal), as well as Spaghnum and other potting mixes.   Free delivery to DCOS & NJOS meetings, and when speaking at other societies. 

REPOTTING Assistance:   I can assist with repotting of 1-3 plants on the Saturdays the greenhouse is open.  Prices depend upon size & condition of the plants, and whether I have to supply new pots or baskets.

3" & 4" pot, normally $3 each (+ pot, if needed)

6" & 8" pot, normally $5 each (+ pot, if needed)

For greater quantities, please make an appointment.

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I was genetically imprinted on all things botanical in my fathers retailorchid/tropicals nursery.  I elected not to go into the family business full time, but have always maintained my interest and a large collection of 'this and that'.

I have grown orchids since 1968, specializing in 'slippers' (primarily Paphiopedilum), with Paph fairrieanum my favorite species, smaller Vandaceous plants (see Neofinetia falcata 'Maplewood' at right) and a sprinkling of Cattleyas (see RLC Maui's Golden Charm below), Aussie Dendrobiums & Cymbidiums.  

I do a little breeding in the first two genera, so I often have a variety of extra plants, seedlings and occasionally flasks for sale.  For more information, please go to the Orchids & Non-Orchid menus.

I have several orchid presentations available, suitable for both orchid societies and garden clubs.  For current speaking schedule, please click on Orchids, and then go to the Speaker page.

Directions to the greenhouse:

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Under the Non-Orchids header, you will find:

  • Adenium obesum  (= Desert Rose)
  • Variegated agaves
  • Variegated foliage plants
  • Variegated 'Cuban Oregano'
  • Tropical Hibiscus (evaluation stage)
Pre-Ebay auctions

On or aboutthe 15th of each month, I will post 3-4 plants up for auction here. (see Auction tab under Orchids).   Each item will remain open for bidding for 10 days.

These auctions are open to members of DCOS, NJOS and subsribers to my broadcast emails.  Send bids to fairorchids@gmail.com; updates will be posted to the web site each evening.

If plants do not sell here, they will be posted to Ebay, with an opening bid at least 15% higher.

       C. loddigesii,            var. punctata,       'Pantech Marion' 

Clonal name might be spelled with a double 'r'.  New front lead divisions in 6" clay pot, $40 each.  Add $18 for USPS priority service (no shipments to CA or HI; add $10 for shipment to AK).

Paph fairrieanum

Unbloomed BS seedlings, both standard color and forma album.  $70 each, or $125 for one of each, delivered via Priotity Mail.  No shipments to CA or HI; AK residents please add $10.

Blooming Phalaenopsis

Renting a greenhouse at Flemington Orchids, I can obviously supply blooming Phalaenopsis plants (3" & 4" pot size).   Incl. delivery to Maplewood or South Orange (detailed care sheet included):

3" pot:  $20, 2 or more $15 ea.         4" pot:  $25; 2 or more $20 ea.       Please inquire for wholesale pricing.