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2016 Year In Review

We hope 2016 was a good year for you, as it was for us!

Our orchids continue to receive awards and accolades, for which we are truly honored. These awards included 18 flower quality awards from the American Orchid Society and two from the Royal Horticultural Society [RHS] in England.

Our customers continue to receive awards on orchids purchased from us, too. We know of at least 7 of these, and there may be more we haven’t heard about, but we’re always thrilled to learn about them. So if you get awards on the orchids you purchase from us, please let us know! Send us the details, and a photo we can use on the website, and we’ll announce your awards, too! And we always credit the photographers. From 2016, congratulations to Florence Filaski, Juraj Kojs, and Ray and Annette Potts on their AOS awards!

We also registered 13 terrific new hybrids in 6 genera, adding to our offerings of excellent orchids.

Bob chaired the AOS judging of the national orchid show in Guatemala in February. In May, Bob and Mike traveled to London for the Chelsea Flower Show, where two of our vandas received prestigious RHS flower quality awards. In August, Bob was AOS judging chair of the annual orchid show in Medellín, Colómbia.

Bob and Mike escorted a tour group to Southeast Asia in the fall. They visited Viet Nam, Cambodia and Thailand. Among the highlights were stops at fabulous Angkor Wat, and some of the group opted for a cooking lesson in Thailand. Everyone had a wonderful time!  We’re taking a tour group to the 22nd World Orchid Conference in November, 2017. (If you aren’t on our mailing list for tour information, send us your postal mailing address and email).

From all of us here at R.F. Orchids, we wish you a healthy and prosperous new year. We hope 2017 is great for everyone!