Exceptionall! I love Gold Country orchids. Interesting choices and plants that are always well grown, healthy and robust plants. Bloom easily and at a very young stage. Extremely well 'potted' - in high quality New Zealand sphagnum when appropriate; it lasts a long time without needing repotting and has tolerated a bit of neglect at times when I was busy and didn't water as often as I should have. Plants are easy to grow and difficult to 'kill'. They are well packed, potting medium covered with tape and never falls out, and plants are well wrapped and cushioned by newspaper on outside. Plants arrived in great condition. Alan Koch, the owner/hybridizer, talked at our recent Orchid Society meeting and although I have a temporary 'hold' on additional orchid purchases, the interesting selections and helathy plants tempted me and I purchased several new orchids - all in great shape and adapting to my 'in home' environment easily! Knowledgeable, helpful customer service.
I ordered their 5 budded cattleya special, the plants came carefully wrapped , taped carefully in their pots, with confetti type plastic stuff around their base, and cotton around the buds. then each plant was wrapped separately in newspaper. My only complaint is that they didn't follow my instructions about when I wanted the plants sent. I wanted them sent after Thanksgiving, so in case I wasn't home when they arrived, the could be left at the office of my apartment community. They arrived the day before Thanksgiving and were sitting at my door when I returned home.Fortunately no one took them as they will steal any thing where I live. Two of the plants buds have started opening and the other 3 have buds that are gettin ready to open in a few days. None have blasted. I would order from them again.