update:: on 2011 iris liddle order
I just wanted to let everyone know to get all of your supplies ready for potting up some new hoya cuttings!!! I heard through the grapevine that our shipment left Australia this morning and is in route to the U.S.
The original plan was to ship after the July 4th holiday but Iris got word that AQIS ( the Aussie equivalent of our U.S.D.A.) is raising the cost of inspection and phyto fees astronomically!!! Therefore she chose to ship early.I have also heard that due to these high price increases this may very well be our last international shipment from the Liddle Nursery. According to Iris the prices will be so high for her to ship and us as collectors to buy, that it just won't be worth it in the long run.
Things usually travel fast from the Liddles to the states so my guess is by Friday they will be in customs ..UNFORTUNATELY!!! Monday is a holiday so nothing will be moving through customs. Barring any other hold ups,and depending on what sort of mood the U.S.D.A. workers are in on Tuesday, Carolyn could have the shipment by mid week next week. Say prayers and keep your fingers crossed!!!