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.

In 2022, the greenhouse is open for retail sales on:

2022, December 17th

2023, January 14th

             February 17th

             March 25th

             April 15th

             May 20th

             June 17th

Dates are subject to change, in case additional orchid events are added to my calendar.   Please check back before coming to the greenhouse.

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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 severalgenera, 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.

2021:  Dendrobium Busy Bees earned a CCE/AOS (90 pts) at the June judging session in East Hanover.

2022: Laeliocattleya Hsin Buu Lady 'Y.T.' AM/AOS earned a CCM/AOS (87 pts) at the February judging session in Philly.

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Msg to Orchid Societies:

If your only web presence is on Facebook, I can't reach you as I can't access contact details and your calendar of events.

I am available as a speaker (on multiple subjects), either in person or via zoom; and as a vendor in regional shows.  Please click on links above for more information.

I have written a number of articles for use in OS newsletters.  These are available in PDF format at the bottom of the Speaker page.

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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)
Rlc. Golden Emperor 'Valley Isle' AM/AOS   

The parentage is (Horace 'Maxima' x Goldenzelle), which has produced an unusual color.  It appears to be a semi-alba at first glance, but after opening pale yellow, it matures into ivory with a spectacular purple lip.

New front lead divisions $50-75 each.  Add $18 for USPS priority service, add $10 for AK & HI.

Blooming Phalaenopsis

Renting a greenhouse at Flemington Orchid LLC, I can obviously supply blooming Phalaenopsis plants (3" & 4" pot size). 

Please inquire for pricing; wholesale pricing available for 24 pcs or more.