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Re: Re: Stolen Orchids

ROTFL Jim.  Good one.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: james singer
Sent: 12/26/2004 3:11:18 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Stolen Orchids

That's terrible, Scottie. Hope they catch them [but probably won't]. 
When someone removed a Christmas palm from my front yard a few years 
ago, the cops didn't even come out to look at the hole. Maybe I 
should've told them the thieves left a box of donuts.

On Sunday, December 26, 2004, at 01:04 PM, Scottie Baugh wrote:

> 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 
> people
> 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 have
> 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 
> been
> 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 
> sizes
> 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 of
> 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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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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