Thanh Nguyen Paphiopedilums
Thanh is an owner-operator of Springwater Orchids (Melbourne , FL). He is an engi- neer by trade, but also has been collecting and growing orchids for over 25 years. His orchid business began in 2001, mainly selling on the internet but gradually moved to orchid shows in recent years.
Although he grows and sells all orchids genera, his forte has always been the genus of paphiopedilum. He collects fine plants; grows, sells, breeds, and enjoys sharing his experiences with his customers and colleagues. His passion in paphs is reflected in award winning plants and an on-going paphs breeding program using local lab work. His goals are to bring the excellence of a paphs breeding program back to America and augment the enthusiasm of paphs growing by way of sharing his growing experi- ence and educational programs via shows and society speeches.
The future of paphs, or orchids in general he believes, lies in the hands of growers who are willing to experiment and willing to try something new and uniquely so... sup- port your American breeders and buy their seedlings!