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BIN-Blc. Momilani Rainbow 'Buttercup' NEW! Easy to Grow! Collectors item! Nice!
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$29.99
Time Remaining: 2h 5m
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Blc. Rustic Spots Orchid Plant in bud/bloom
Blc. Rustic Spots Orchid Plant in bud/bloom
$17.99 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 42m

Orchid flask Blc Grezaffi's Blue 'Joe' x Lc Granier's Dream 'Blue Twinkle' AMAOS
Orchid flask Blc Grezaffi's Blue 'Joe' x Lc Granier's Dream 'Blue Twinkle' AMAOS
$17.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6h

Blc. Edisto Mendenhall specimen plant BARE ROOT
Blc. Edisto Mendenhall specimen plant BARE ROOT
$55.00
Time Remaining: 6h 1m

Blc. Edisto Mendenhall 20 bulbs 10 inch pot
Blc. Edisto Mendenhall 20 bulbs 10 inch pot
$30.00
Time Remaining: 6h 3m

Blc. Chia Lin X Slc. Christopher Hauserman 6 in. pot
Blc. Chia Lin X Slc. Christopher Hauserman 6 in. pot
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6h 4m

BLC Lady's Favorite 'Morning Mist' BM/JGP   BARE ROOT
BLC Lady's Favorite 'Morning Mist' BM/JGP BARE ROOT
$28.00
Time Remaining: 6h 4m

Blc. Sheila Lauterbach Equilab 6 in. pot
Blc. Sheila Lauterbach Equilab 6 in. pot
$28.99
Time Remaining: 6h 5m

Blc. Pink Empress Ju-Sen 6 in. pot
Blc. Pink Empress Ju-Sen 6 in. pot
$28.99
Time Remaining: 6h 5m

Blc. Bouton D' Or 'Lewis' original division 6 in. pot
Blc. Bouton D' Or 'Lewis' original division 6 in. pot
$200.00
Time Remaining: 6h 7m

Blc. Malworth Orchidgalde X Lc. Chicanery 'Diana' division 6 in. pot
Blc. Malworth Orchidgalde X Lc. Chicanery 'Diana' division 6 in. pot
$85.00
Time Remaining: 6h 8m

Blc. Success Dream Miracles 10 inch pot huge plant
Blc. Success Dream Miracles 10 inch pot huge plant
$28.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6h 9m

Blc. Eagle Eye All Victory 6 in. pot
Blc. Eagle Eye All Victory 6 in. pot
$24.99
Time Remaining: 6h 9m

Pot. Elizabeth Palmer X Blc. Morning Glory 6 in. pot
Pot. Elizabeth Palmer X Blc. Morning Glory 6 in. pot
$16.99
Time Remaining: 6h 9m

Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS Orchid Plant in bud
Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS Orchid Plant in bud
$16.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6h 18m

Blc Goldenzelle 'Promised Land' AM/AOS--3 PLANT COMPOT!!!
Blc Goldenzelle 'Promised Land' AM/AOS--3 PLANT COMPOT!!!
$16.95
Time Remaining: 6h 44m

Pot. Marlene Lundquist 'Orange Delight ' X  Blc.Bouton D'Or X Mount Yellowthorne
Pot. Marlene Lundquist 'Orange Delight ' X Blc.Bouton D'Or X Mount Yellowthorne
$5.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 6m

Blc. ( Goldenzelle X Oh Suzannah) Lake View clearance sale
Blc. ( Goldenzelle X Oh Suzannah) Lake View clearance sale
$3.29 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 8m

Blc. Dewey Forest 'Kudos'  4 in. pot clearance sale
Blc. Dewey Forest 'Kudos' 4 in. pot clearance sale
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 9m

Pot. Ceasars Head 'Valencia' X Blc. Carolina Golden D'or Lennette 5in. pot
Pot. Ceasars Head 'Valencia' X Blc. Carolina Golden D'or Lennette 5in. pot
$3.29 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 9m

Blc. Corner Stone Fine Circle division 5in pot clearance sale
Blc. Corner Stone Fine Circle division 5in pot clearance sale
$1.04 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 10m

Cattleya Blc Ivan Sng Hybrid Orchid Blooming Size Fragrant BRIGHT! 0826
Cattleya Blc Ivan Sng Hybrid Orchid Blooming Size Fragrant BRIGHT! 0826
$5.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 44m

 Orchid Flask 5597 PS Blc. Cumberland Beauty ‘Regal Jewels’ X Schomb. rosea
Orchid Flask 5597 PS Blc. Cumberland Beauty ‘Regal Jewels’ X Schomb. rosea
$14.99
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 12m
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BIN-Blc. Samba Splendor
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$27.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 5m
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BIN-Blc. Abbeville 'Golden Promise' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! Fragrant! Nice
BIN-Blc. Abbeville 'Golden Promise' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! Fragrant! Nice
$27.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 41m
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BIN-Blc. Chinese Beauty
BIN-Blc. Chinese Beauty "Orchid Queen'" AM/AOS-NEW Release! Attractive! Nice!
$27.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 47m
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BIN-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Collector's item
BIN-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Collector's item
$27.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h
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Orchid plant 4746 (Lc.Irene Finney x Blc. Morning Glory) x Enc. RIO's phoenix
Orchid plant 4746 (Lc.Irene Finney x Blc. Morning Glory) x Enc. RIO's phoenix
$49.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 39m

Orchid Plant Blc. Hausermann Holiday 'Christmas', flowering, fragrant, 6
Orchid Plant Blc. Hausermann Holiday 'Christmas', flowering, fragrant, 6"claypot
$49.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 25m

BLC. Dora Louis AM/AOS
BLC. Dora Louis AM/AOS
$50.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 56m
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BIN-Blc. Lawless Walkure
BIN-Blc. Lawless Walkure "The Ultimate" AM/AOS Our exclusive! Limited Stock!
$39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 48m
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Blc. Bryan Wheeler 'Grandson' HCC/AOS GORGEOUS FRAGRANT FLOWERS Bare root
Blc. Bryan Wheeler 'Grandson' HCC/AOS GORGEOUS FRAGRANT FLOWERS Bare root
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 18m
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Blc. Ann Morning
Blc. Ann Morning "Paradise" BIG OVERGROWN cattleya orchid
$28.99
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 11m

Blc.Pisgah Raspberry division
Blc.Pisgah Raspberry division
$12.37 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 16m

Blc. Magic of Mishima
Blc. Magic of Mishima
$22.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 24m
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Cattleya Blc Ivan Sng Hybrid Orchid Blooming Size Fragrant BRIGHT! 0828
Cattleya Blc Ivan Sng Hybrid Orchid Blooming Size Fragrant BRIGHT! 0828
$1.84 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 37m

C. Esbetts x Blc Cornerstone x Blc Ronald Hausermann x Lc Alcidor Orchid Plant
C. Esbetts x Blc Cornerstone x Blc Ronald Hausermann x Lc Alcidor Orchid Plant
$17.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 8m

BIN- Blc. Hawaiian Passion
BIN- Blc. Hawaiian Passion "Lake View Pink Lip" Mutation! NEW! Super Fragrant!
$34.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 23m
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Blc.Chia Lin X Slc. Christopher Hausermann 8x8 basket
Blc.Chia Lin X Slc. Christopher Hausermann 8x8 basket
$40.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 30m

Orchid Plant Blc. Hawaiian Wizard, Flowering, 6
Orchid Plant Blc. Hawaiian Wizard, Flowering, 6" Clay Pot
$19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 46m

Orchid Plant Lc. Mem. Robert Strait X Blc. Donna Kimura, Flowering, 6
Orchid Plant Lc. Mem. Robert Strait X Blc. Donna Kimura, Flowering, 6" Clay Pot
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 58m

Blc. Sharon King York
Blc. Sharon King York
$24.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 59m

Orchid Plant Blc. Waianae Leopard X Ctna. Why Not, Flowering, 6
Orchid Plant Blc. Waianae Leopard X Ctna. Why Not, Flowering, 6" Clay Pot
$23.49 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 12m

Blc. Hawaii Stars Hsinying
Blc. Hawaii Stars Hsinying
$19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 15m

Blc. Lucky Strike AV Orchids
Blc. Lucky Strike AV Orchids
$18.99
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 15m

Blc. Chinese Beauty 'Orchid Queen' Orchid Plant
Blc. Chinese Beauty 'Orchid Queen' Orchid Plant
$7.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 18m

Cattleya Orchid Blc. Samba Splendor 'Puerto Rico' AM/AOS -4 New Growths
Cattleya Orchid Blc. Samba Splendor 'Puerto Rico' AM/AOS -4 New Growths
$50.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 49m
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Cattleya Orchid Blc. Erin Kobayashi 'Amy Chen' AM/AOS- In Flower
Cattleya Orchid Blc. Erin Kobayashi 'Amy Chen' AM/AOS- In Flower
$60.00
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 6m
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Blc. Oconee 'Mendenhall' Red Purple
Blc. Oconee 'Mendenhall' Red Purple
$35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 55m
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Cattleya Blc Hsinying Mini Dancer Orchid Blooming Size Fragrant BRIGHT! 0829
Cattleya Blc Hsinying Mini Dancer Orchid Blooming Size Fragrant BRIGHT! 0829
$0.01
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 8m

Blc. Pauwela Dawn 'Tiger Butter' AM/AOS Orchid Plant
Blc. Pauwela Dawn 'Tiger Butter' AM/AOS Orchid Plant
$9.95
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 27m

Blc Chia Lin 'Shinsu' Mericlone Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
Blc Chia Lin 'Shinsu' Mericlone Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
$14.50
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 25m
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Blc Lake Murray 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Lake Murray 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 26m
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Blc Lake Murray 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
Blc Lake Murray 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
$14.50
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 26m
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Blc Pali Polka Dot 'Puanani' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3
Blc Pali Polka Dot 'Puanani' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3" Pot
$9.50
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 32m
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Orchid Cattleya BLC Durigan 'Exotic Orchids', BS meristem, spotted flowers
Orchid Cattleya BLC Durigan 'Exotic Orchids', BS meristem, spotted flowers
$17.49
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 32m
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Cattleya Orchid Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS ~ 4 NEW GROWTHS! LARGE
Cattleya Orchid Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS ~ 4 NEW GROWTHS! LARGE
$60.00
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 52m
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Blc. Lyn Evans
Blc. Lyn Evans "Dynasty" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$50.00
Time Remaining: 5d

Blc. (Ports of Paradise  x  Three Sun)
Blc. (Ports of Paradise x Three Sun) "Green Angel' Cattleya Orchid plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 5d 1m

Blc. ( Pokai Splash  x  Ann Miyamoto)
Blc. ( Pokai Splash x Ann Miyamoto) "Sakai" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 5d 1m

Blc. Tainan Gold
Blc. Tainan Gold "Golden Sparrow" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10m

Blc. Hawaiian Charisma
Blc. Hawaiian Charisma "Hawaii" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 5d 15m

Blc. Goldenzelle
Blc. Goldenzelle "Lemon Chiffon' Cattleya orchid plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 5d 20m

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
$8.99
Time Remaining: 5d 30m
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Blc Golden Chieftain
Blc Golden Chieftain "Akukii" Cattleya Orchid
$7.99
Time Remaining: 5d 32m
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Blc. Terri Henderson
Blc. Terri Henderson "Paul" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 5d 32m

Blc Golden Chieftain
Blc Golden Chieftain "Akukii" Cattleya Orchid
$6.99
Time Remaining: 5d 33m
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Blc Hwa Yuan Moon  x Blc. Chunyeah)
Blc Hwa Yuan Moon x Blc. Chunyeah) "Yeah San" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 5d 34m


Blc. Majestic Light "Hidden Treasure" Cattleya Orchid Plants
$18.00
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 1m

2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' Cattleya
2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' Cattleya
$9.99
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 33m
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2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Bc Mami Akatsuka Volcano Queen Cattleya
2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Bc Mami Akatsuka Volcano Queen Cattleya
$9.99
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 36m
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2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Bc Mami Akatsuka Volcano Queen Cattleya
2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Bc Mami Akatsuka Volcano Queen Cattleya
$8.99
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 36m
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Blc. Gold of Old 'Xanthos' Orchid Plant in bud
Blc. Gold of Old 'Xanthos' Orchid Plant in bud
$18.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 19m

Blc. Volcano Delicious 'Volcano Apricot' Blooming size plant
Blc. Volcano Delicious 'Volcano Apricot' Blooming size plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 59m
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Blc Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Cattleya Laelia
Blc Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Cattleya Laelia
$55.00
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 28m
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Blc Mac Holmes 'Newberry' Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc Mac Holmes 'Newberry' Cattleya Orchid Plant
$10.50
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 44m

Blc Walden's Glen Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc Walden's Glen Cattleya Orchid Plant
$10.50
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 48m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Malworth 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Malworth 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS
$29.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 2m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Lorraine Malworth 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Lorraine Malworth 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS
$35.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 7m

146Cattleya BLC Goldenzelle 'Lemonchiffon', very large plant in sheath with buds
146Cattleya BLC Goldenzelle 'Lemonchiffon', very large plant in sheath with buds
$45.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 30m

165 Blc. Dick Smith 'Paradise', the best tricolor cattleya available, perfection
165 Blc. Dick Smith 'Paradise', the best tricolor cattleya available, perfection
$20.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 34m

37) Blc. Burdekin Wonder
37) Blc. Burdekin Wonder "Lake Land" AM/AOS! LRG. Robust! Fragrant! Good Roots!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 50m

53) Blc. Alma Kee 'Tipmalee
53) Blc. Alma Kee 'Tipmalee"-AM/AOS Beautiful Bloomer! Robust large Plant! Nice
$22.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 17m

54)-Blc. Majestic Light 'Crown' NEW! Collector's Item! BUDDED! Magnificent!
54)-Blc. Majestic Light 'Crown' NEW! Collector's Item! BUDDED! Magnificent!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 21m

56) Blc. White Diamond 'Kouchi' NEW! Superb White! Limited Item! New Growths!
56) Blc. White Diamond 'Kouchi' NEW! Superb White! Limited Item! New Growths!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 29m

102) Blc. Morning Glory 'H&R' AM/AOS NEW! Wonderful Bloomer! Magnificent Growth!
102) Blc. Morning Glory 'H&R' AM/AOS NEW! Wonderful Bloomer! Magnificent Growth!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 32m

60) 2) plants- Blc. Hawaii Stars 'Pink Lace' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Easy! WoW!
60) 2) plants- Blc. Hawaii Stars 'Pink Lace' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Easy! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 36m

106)(Blc.Mem. Helen Brown x Blc. Haadyai Delight)
106)(Blc.Mem. Helen Brown x Blc. Haadyai Delight) "Yen" New Clone! 1st Realease
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 36m

107) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! BUDDED!
107) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! BUDDED!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 37m

110) Blc. George King 'Southern Cross' AM/AOS Fragrant! Super Nice! Showstopper!
110) Blc. George King 'Southern Cross' AM/AOS Fragrant! Super Nice! Showstopper!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 40m

111) Blc. Hawaiian Passion
111) Blc. Hawaiian Passion "Lake View Pink Lip" Mutation! NEW! Fragrant! Nice!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 41m

112) Blc.Cherry Suisse
112) Blc.Cherry Suisse "Kauai" HCC/AOS- SUPER DARK! Blooming Sz.New Lead! XLRG!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 42m

113) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! Fragrant! Superb! Good Roots! In Sheath!
113) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! Fragrant! Superb! Good Roots! In Sheath!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 43m

116) Blc.Karbela Beauty 'Song of Canary' NEW! Incredible Yellow! Magnificent!
116) Blc.Karbela Beauty 'Song of Canary' NEW! Incredible Yellow! Magnificent!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 46m

118) Blc. Marcia Foster 'Bob Sanker' AM/AOS NEW! Collectors item! New Lead! WoW!
118) Blc. Marcia Foster 'Bob Sanker' AM/AOS NEW! Collectors item! New Lead! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 48m

119)-2) plants-Blc. Hawaiian Venture 'Carmela' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! WoW
119)-2) plants-Blc. Hawaiian Venture 'Carmela' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! WoW
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 49m

121) C. Nigritian King of Kings x Blc. Bryce Canyon) Superb Bloomer! In Sheath!
121) C. Nigritian King of Kings x Blc. Bryce Canyon) Superb Bloomer! In Sheath!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 51m

122) Blc. Cornerstone 'Hawaii' NEW! Robust- Large! Fragrant-Magnificent Bloomer!
122) Blc. Cornerstone 'Hawaii' NEW! Robust- Large! Fragrant-Magnificent Bloomer!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 52m



Countryside Activities – Cyprus

European E4 long distance path

The Cyprus section, which has been set up as a joint venture between the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Cyprus Tourism Organisations, connects Larnaka and Pafos airports. Along the way, it passes through areas of outstanding natural beauty, places of ecological importance and historic and archaelogical sites. All the roads and tracks on the route are well signposted and the CTO has published a booklet of the Cyprus section, splitting it into comfortable daily sections, with the distance and time needed to cover each one. Ot also gives useful information on the geology, flora, fauna and points of interest along each section of the route.

Hiking and rambling

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Forestry Department have created over sixty nature trails to assist hikers and ramblers enjoy the island’s hills and vales. The trails, some linear and others circular, help walkers discover the most fascinating corners of Cyprus. The terrain varies from that of Cape Gkreko in the southeast, through the Troodos Mountains, the foothills and forests to the Akamas peninsula in the west. The tyrails, which are designed to take in areas of outstanding, natural beauty and cultural importance, are on gentle gradients and are divided into three degrees of difficulty with two trails suitable for the disabled. Wooden signboards mark the start of each trial and there are pointers to interesting flora or geological features along each route. The CTO’S booklet ‘European Long Distance Path E4 and other Cyprus Nature Trails’ gives details of the European E4 path and all the nature trials with the length, duration and degree of difficulty of each one. You can pick up a copy at the nearest CTO information office.

Cycling:

If your idea of traveling is to have the wind on your face, the sun on your back, the gentle crunch of tyres on gravel, the scent of pines around you and a glimpse of the sea sparkling in the distance, then cycling in Cyprus is for you. Almost all the tourist resorts have bicycles for hire and the CTO’s guidebook Cyprus Cycling Routes can be picked up at the nearest CTO information centre. The guidebook covers main routes connecting towns or regions and excursions within a region. Each itinerary describes the route from point to point by altitude and the distance from the start point the total distance is given, as well as the difficulty rating, which is based on the average moderately fit cyclist. Recommendations are also made as to the type of bicycle suitable for each route and the road surface is described. The book includes a map of each route. There is also a longer cycling route in the Troodos mountains. This is split into three sections and takes riders from Pano Platres to the Karvounas mountain saddle; then to Prodromos and finally back to Platres. The route is on forest, rural and secondary roads and it passes villages, historical sites, monasteries and areas of outstanding natural beauty. It is signposted and there are markers pointing to viewpoints etc. for competitive cyclists, the Cyprus Cycling Federation, which is a member of the International Cycling Union (ICU) organizes an annual three-day international mountain bike competition called ‘Afxentia’ that attracts cyclists from all over Europe. The CCF also runs annual road races.

Horse Riding:

Riding is a different way of exploring the hidden secrets of the Cyprus landscape. There are riding stables and ranches all ovewr the island, so you can enjoy the Akamas peninsula, the Cape Gkreko Natiional Forest Park or the pine-scented Troodos Mountains on horseback. Riding allows you to enjoy nature at a slower pace, to hear the birdsong and watch the incredible colours of the last rays of the setting sun over sea or mountain. Riding can be enjoyed year-round thanks to the island’s climate and there is trekking and hatching for all levels of competence. Riding lessons are also available at centres with well-trained horses and qualified instructors. The CTO has published a pamphlet Horse Riding in Cyprus and more information is available from the Cyprus Equestrian Federation. For those who are nervous of horses, donkey rides are also available.

Skiing and Snowboarding:

Chionistra, the traditional name for Mount Olympus at the summit of the Troodos Mountains, means ‘the snowy one’ and in winter, it is covered with a good layer of snow.Cyprus Hotels There is a brief but vigorous skiing and snowboarding season from December to March. There are four main runs, on the southern slopes Sun Valley I is ideal for novices and Sun Valley 2 is for more practiced skiers. North Face I and North Face 2 are for the experienced. The Cyprus Ski Club runs t-bar lifts at Sun Valley and the North Face, where there are six alpine standard runs varying from 100 to 500 metres. There are two langlauf trails at Sun Valley; one of eight kilometres and one of four, which go through some wonderful and dramatic scenery. Snowboarding is growing in popularity and plans are afoot to create a park dedicated solely to this up-and-coming sport. Visitors can hire equipment from the ski store at Sun Valley and individual and group tuition is available for skiers and snowboarders.

Angling:

Angling in the dam reservoirs of Cyprus is a very popular pastime and twenty-one reservoirs provide excellent fresh-water fishing throughout the year. Seventeen species of fish are stocked, including trout, bass, carp, perch and roach. ‘Catch and keep’ is allowed at akk but two sites, Polemedeia (Lemesos District) and Achna (Ammochostos District) , which are ‘catch and release’ only. Anglers need a fishing licence, which can be easily obtained from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research in Nicosia or from the regional offices of the Fisheries Department.

Ornithology:

Cyprus lies on one of the main migratory paths for bird species from Europe, Asia and Africa and there are many endemic species on the island. Winter is the time to enjoy spectacular flocks of flamingos and wildfowl at the Salt Lakes. High summer is a quiet time, as the number of breeding species is relatively small. Autumn is excellent for the passage of raptors, especially in September and October. The season also sees a massive movement of wildfowl, gulls and herons. Birdlife Cyprus is an NGO that promotes the protection of birds and their habitats. BLC is an affiliate of Birdlife Europe and it runs birdwatching trips and a birdline, through which visitors can find out what is happening on the local scene.

Botany:

In the heat of summer, visitors can be forgiven for thinking that Cyprus is bereft of flowers, as the dry rock-strewn hills show scant evidence that the island is home to an extraordinary variety of wildflowers and orchids, including around 130 endemic plants. The best time to see Cyprus’ wild flowers is in early spring (February-march). When most species enjoy a short period of blossoming and take advantage of the unusually moist climate. The country’s floral profile is the result of the catastrophic ice ages when much of the flora of northern and central Europe was glacier covered, while the Mediterranean basin escaped unscathed, providing a haven for the evolution of plant life.

National Forest Parks:

There are seven national forest parks, including two within the environs of Nicosia-Athalassa Park and Paedagogical Academy Parks, which have nature trails, picnic sites, birdwatching basketball arenas. The Troodos National Forest Park is the largest and includes four Nature Reserves. It has the largest number of wild plats, including endemics, compared to anywhere else on the island and has been designated as one of the thirteen Mediterranean Plant Diversity Hot Spots. The Park has many recreational facilities, including picnic sites, a campsite, nat?re trails, riding and winter sport. The Cavo Gkreko National Forest Park in the southeast of the islands is ideal for hiking., picnicking, cycling, riding, climbing, swimming and diving.

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What kind of orchid is this?

The tag says... Pot Prosperous Lee X (Blc Bonanza x Lc Orglade's Glow) I am pretty sure the X indicates a cross breeding, but I am wondering what the Blc and Lc mean and also.. is it a cymbidian? I am new to the classifications of orchids and it is daunting to sort it out. Thanks in advance for your answers!

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http://www.aboutorchids.com/identify/orchids/cattleya.html

Cattleyas; your orchid is found here..

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