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Real Estate - February 12, 2010

No ordinary orchids

Los Altos Hills grower will show off his blooms at San Francisco exposition

by Martin Sanchez

Japheth Ko bought his first orchid bulb in his native country of Taiwan when he was 10 years old. The bulb cost him the equivalent of two cents. Orchids are a popular flower in Taiwan, he said, and his attention was captured by an orchid in bloom on a store shelf.

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Editorial Intern Martin Sanchez can be e-mailed at msanchez@paweekly.com.

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