[pleurothallid-l] Hello

Forrest Murray Forrest.Murray at One82.com
Wed Apr 23 17:53:39 EDT 2008


That would be great Chris.  I would love to have that info.

Thank you.

From: pleurothallid-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pleurothallid-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of chris ehrler
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:52 PM
To: pleurothallid-l at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [pleurothallid-l] Hello

Hi Forrest,

I have come up to the SF show a number of times. I have also attended the Bay Area Pleurothallid meetings over the last few years but with the gas prices going up I am not sure I will be able to continue. This group gets together every two months and if you are interested I will forward their next meeting announcement to you. I was born and raises in Castro Valley so am very familiar with the Santa Cruz area.

Chris

Forrest Murray <Forrest.Murray at One82.com> wrote:
Wow..  There is life out there!

Hi Chris.  Glad to hear from you.  I am actually in Santa Cruz.  About 3 hours north of you.  I am up by San Francisco more or less.

You are in a Orchid growing meca.  I am jealous.  Not  that I have much of anything to complain about myself.  Climate is pretty tame up my way as well.  Do you come up for the SF show usually?

From: pleurothallid-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pleurothallid-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of chris ehrler
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 8:17 PM
To: pleurothallid-l at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [pleurothallid-l] Hello

Forrest,

My name is Chris and I also grow a number of pleurothallids in coastal CA, and I am interested in knowing where you live. I live in Grover Beach which is near Pismo Beach. Are you close by?

Chris

Forrest Murray <Forrest.Murray at One82.com> wrote:
Hello everyone.

My name is Forrest. I hope everyone is doing well. I just thought I would drop a line to introduce myself since I am new to the group.

I live in the United States in Coastal California. I have a small hobby greenhouse where I grow mainly Pleurothallis and allies as well as Bulbophyllum. I have done what is probably very common among enthusiasts which is when I started off growing orchids years ago I was very attracted to the large and bold plants and flowers. As my addicti, er, *cough* collection grew, space became more and more of a premium. Then I was introduced to the world of miniatures and the bizarre (read awesome) orchids of the Pleurothallid Alliance. I was immediately smitten and have been busy learning as much as I could ever since. Now my collection is made up of primarily pleuro alliance species with the rest being Bulbophyllum or other odd species. My greenhouse is I to I/C. I also grow some stuff outdoors year round such as a few Mexican Laelias and some Masdevallia species.

Well, I think that is all for now. I look forward to talking with all of you.

Cheers.

-Forrest
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