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Re: Stolen Orchids

Your message was more ON topic than most of our messages have been of late
considering the number of us in the frozen north.  That is such a shame
about the orchids and the parrots. Yes, I'll keep my eyes peeled for
anything suspicious.  I don't understand people that do such things.  I
think your friends had better consider some sort of security system, or
upgrade what they are using.  Sounds like the culprits will return.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: " Scottie Baugh" <robbinsbaugh@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 1:04 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Stolen Orchids

> Merry Christman, gang!  I know this is a little off topic, but I know
> several of you are in my area and I wanted to get this out to as many
> as possible, so here goes:
> I received the following from the good folks at Palmer Orchids, just about
> the only commercial orchid vendor in the Houston area, Christmas Day.  I'm
> posting here to ask all of you to watch for any new "bargain" plants that
> might show up on the auction sites or from unusual sources, especially in
> the Houston area, and either let me know or let them know.
> Ray and Terri have been part of the orchid community for many years and
> introduced many new growers to the hobby.  They run a small operation, but
> go out of their way to support both the Houston Orchid Society and the
> Galveston Orchid Society.  This is the second time this fall they have
> hit by thieves; in October, someone stole the parrots they kept in their
> greenhouse.
> If you can help, please do.
> Scottie
> "Merry Christmas to everyone
> We had a thief that broke into our greenhouse early Christmas Eve Morning.
> They took about 1200 plants.  Most of the plants were Cattleya in pot
> from 4 to 6 in Pots plus our show plants in 14" pots.  Also Stolen were
> approx 100 Vanda Plants in Black Plastic Square or Wooden Slatted Baskets
> assorted sizes.  The vandas were mostly Fuchs.  Also Stolen were some
> cerripidilum species - Phalaenopsis.
> We ask each of you to be on the look out for these plants.  We feel sure
> that someone who knows orchids stole these plants, and will no doubt try
> selling them somewhere in the area or online.
> If you see anything, please call us or the local police immediately.
> We thank all of you for your past support and your friendship.
> Ray & Terri Palmer"
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