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:

May 21st

June 25th

July 23rd

August 20th

September 24th

October 15th

November 19th

December:  to be determined

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.