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Monday, March 14, 2016

Buying orchids

I've been spending a lot of time lately at that house that sells orchids on McDonald Street, you know, the house in the center of the block between Bird and Grand? Unfortunately, I have a few infirmed friends lately and when I to visit, I've been bringing chocolate Easter bunnies and orchids.

You may not be able to tell from this picture, but the orchids I like are an unusual orange-pink color, people seem to love them.


Watch out when purchasing the orchids though because the lady there will charge you much more than the man does for the same item. So I've learned to only purchase when he is on duty. He's really cool, too, he'll replant anything you like into any pot you like, they have a big greenhouse type set up in the back yard.

I checked other places like Home Depot and Shell Lumber, but this place on McDonald has perfectly healthy orchids and unlike the other places, the leaves are dark green and whole, meaning not bitten or broken.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Fairchild Membership volunteer said...

As an orchid lover and member of one of the local Orchid Societies, I can attest to the fact that those orchids are of good quality, having purchased from them many times. For the novice, when you buy an orchid try to get one with several buds--on the phaleanopsis this will insure a plant that can live for a couple of months. Good for indoors or no direct sunlight. Buy and enjoy!

March 14, 2016 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live just around the corner from this shop.
It's a win, win establishment. Small old Grove type living quarters with spacious back yard and a small cabin like structure for cold storage on the side with a circular drive way. The only negative is they don't use/control the circular drive way appropriately to make traffic safe. I've never seen the place without someone making a purchase, sometimes 4/5 & six cars at a time. So folks just park, at times on the roadway forcing others into the street and no one has ever tried to assist cars backing out onto McDonald. Other than a potential for a serious accident this is a plus for the Grove. I've talked to the gentleman you made reference to and he's a nice person, so I hope he reads this or perhaps you could mention it next time you go by. Jobie Steppe

March 14, 2016 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live near this orchid seller, and purchase there whenever I want to buy an orchid. But heed my warning about avoiding an accident there!! especially at holiday times. The traffic backs up on McDonald St., with many rear-end near misses; and vehicles pull into head-on traffic to get around the vehicles waiting to pull in.

The people are a very nice family, and I wish them well, but I never understood how they are permitted to run this type of business out of a residential property, on a high-traffic street.

March 14, 2016 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. They should not be allowed to break zoning laws to sell orchid plants. Neither should the vendor on US 1 and 33rd. When is the City going to do something about this? It is not right for brick and mortar establishments. Why does Miami ignore law abiding businesses with proper zoning and continue letting these people sell rom their homes?

May 30, 2016 5:35 PM  

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