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Lost one of the greats orchidists

Post by ThisSideofParadise » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:37 pm

Over the weekend we lost one of the great Orchidists of our time. Mario Ferrusi with over 450 AOS awards under his belt, he will go down as a legend. However he will not be remembered for awards he will be remembered for his passion towards orchids and their betterment. Mario was always kind to me, telling me I had to stake my flowers better or clean my leaves more thoroughly. These were always said with a smile and they were always meant to improve my growing skills.

I had the great pleasure of being invited to see the Ferrusi's greenhouses back in 2014. What an experience that was, the greenhouses were immaculately clean and the plants were spectacular, it made me feel like such an amateur.Mario gave us a fun tour and Conni was a great hostess feeding us delicious goodies. Mario was such a perfectionist that when I asked to buy a plant he replied "no, I haven't grown them very well". Of course they were grown far better than my best plant.

Miss you Mario


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Re: Lost one of the greats orchidists

Post by RandyT » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:38 am

Remembering Mario...RIP.

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Re: Lost one of the greats orchidists

Post by WaltonInlet » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:01 pm

Another lost; another remembered fondly and forever.

My condolences on your (our) loss. RIP.
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Re: Lost one of the greats orchidists

Post by peterlin » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:28 am

Mario will be missed. Thank you for letting us know.
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