Hello all you orchid lovers *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
I recently ran across another discussion board very similar to the TerraForums...but for orchid growers! *There are numerous forums there that cover many topic including Pests and Diseases, Trading and supplies. *The membership is smallish (about 500) but growing. *The people there seem very nice. *Here is the address for those who might want to check it out and maybe join (I did):
While it seems to be a pretty neat place, it is a bit different atmosphere than here at Terra/PFT. *They do have moderators but it seems they do little moderating...the language gets spicey and there's some attitude and mudslinging going on that wouldnt be tolerated here. However it also appears they don't have as many young growers there as you find at Terra/PFT.
Right now there is a rather interesting thread raging...one of their members was wrongly accused by the gov't for illegally importing a rare and protected Paphiopedilum kovatchii. *The "Feds" raided his business, ransacked his house and took all this business records and computer! * It may take a bit of reading to catch on, but its an interesting thread full of intrigue...and really rather horrifying. *It seems the orchid world is, under its face, not as a pretty as an orchid bloom....with corruption and CITES and import issues abounding. *Its been eye-opening. *It will make you think twice about breaking import and CITES regulations.
Anyway, I think its a good place to go for information and fellowship with other orchid enthusiasts.
Check it out. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]