Dear Ronald. Got your message. Actually, I am not a particular fan of "Ted" but in flower it is quite a magnificent spectacle -- sort of like a giant Elizabethan collar. At the time I saw "Ted" I was a volunteer with the conservatory. I was their "orchid lady." It took me four years to work through all the orchid pots that had not been repotted since 1999. Sometimes, when I tipped a plant out the medium bark we used had broken down and looked like peat moss. In orchids, this can result in a possible toxic acidity. I used to tease Ernesto, then curator, that he never made a fuss over when one of "my" beautiful orchids bloomed, but he made a big PR effort over a stinky plant. Of course, I understood the importance of publicity for the conservatory. Best wishes, Joyce Miller, Gresham, Oregon, U.S.A.