Big Leaf Orchid forum

Lost one of the greats orchidists
Page 1 of 1

Author:  ThisSideofParadise [ Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Lost one of the greats orchidists

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


Author:  RandyT [ Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lost one of the greats orchidists

Remembering Mario...RIP.

Author:  WaltonInlet [ Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lost one of the greats orchidists

Another lost; another remembered fondly and forever.

My condolences on your (our) loss. RIP.

Author:  peterlin [ Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lost one of the greats orchidists

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

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 6 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group