John Nelson

As we began our 10th year as an orchid nursery, we were able to at last build a greenhouse specifically to house our Phalaenopsis inventory. When it was time to move in, we gathered our plants from the various locations among several older houses. Surveying the inventory, it was not a pretty sight. Many plants had been neglected – potting media, mostly sphagnum moss, was badly compromised. We knew the genetics was good on many of our plants so we began re-potting them in Orchiata bark. Within 30 days there were lots of new roots and in 90 days we had plants we were proud to offer to our customers. Orchiata made the difference.