hooked on orchids
too! Even after working with plants for over 35 years, watching an
orchid flower is still special.
15 years ago we began experimenting with
orchids in our hydroponic system. At that time we were growing large
plants and trees at our nursery in south Florida for our corporate and
accounts - all in
like any new orchid grower we had
our successes and failures. But I have to tell you, growing
orchids in our hydroponic
system quickly became one of our biggest successes!
1998 we moved our orchid growing to greenhouses in New Jersey.
We always knew that growing orchids in the tropical heat of
different than growing orchids on a windowsill "up north".
We're continually trying
out new things at our greenhouse. Everything
you'll find on our website comes from these projects. Over
the years we've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't. We
use and recommend
products we offer on our site. The information and
illustrations are from the work we have done.
to help you become the most successful grower you can be. We're
excited about the
possibilities of hydroponics and
how it can help you grow better plants.
In 1973 I
with AT&T and opened a tropical plant store in Chicago. My family
thought I was nuts!
quickly became successful.
Within a couple of
years the company grew into a
thriving interiorscape company, leasing
and maintaining plants in
hotels, corporate offices, and shopping malls. All plants where growing
in soil of course.
In 1991, at an
industry trade show in
Florida, I was introduced to growing plants hydroponically by an
from New Jersey. After experimenting
with this new hydroponic system I was quickly sold on the idea
of growing plants without soil.
I sold my
business in Chicago and moved
to New Jersey. At the same time I started a hydroponic plant nursery in
Florida. As they say, the rest is history. Oh, and by the way,
that enthusiastic entrepreneur
is now my wife.