More than top-quality breeding lines are necessary in order to produce top-quality plants for the orchid market. We’re proud of our cultural practices and of the skill of our greenhouse personnel, but we suffer under no illusion that the quality of the orchids we produce is thanks solely to our breeding lines or our cultural skills. We humbly and gratefully credit God and nature for the health and vigor of our plants.
Almost perfect mountain-stream water, ideal temperatures and the trade winds in an environment essentially free of contaminants give us a growing environment where fungicides, bactericides, insecticides and fertilizers are needed in minimal amounts. This lowers our production costs, creating savings that can be passed on to our customers. An important non-financial side benefit of our “low-chemical” environment is that it enables us to share our greenhouses with a variety of creatures that one would not expect to thrive in the typical chemical-laden orchid greenhouse.
Here are a few of the creatures that make their homes among our orchids: