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April 18, 2019

7:00 PM - Plant Judging
7:30 PM - Session Begins
Our general meetings are held
 on the third Thursday
of each month at the
Los Angeles Arboretum
 Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, California






“Spectacular Orchid Specimen Plants”
Peter T. Lin

This fast paced PowerPoint presentation will feature specimen plants of Orchids, including both species and hybrids.  We’ll take a look at how good culture, environment, and grooming can produce these spectacular plants.  Be prepared to be inspired to create your own specimen plants at home    

Peter started growing orchids over 25 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career.  It wasn't until about 7 years ago that the orchid "bug" came back and he is now heavily involved once again.  He is an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society and a hybridizer of mini-catts.  He enjoys meeting with other orchid enthusiasts, and can often be found at various orchid shows and societies around the country.  He also has hundreds of photos of his orchids that he maintains on Flickr.  You can view them by typing this address into the internet:

Due to limited growing space, Peter likes to specialize in miniature orchids, both species and hybrids, and has received numerous AOS awards.  His other interests in orchids include Dendrobiums, Angraecoids, and Neofinetias.  He maintains a collection of a thousand or more orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, as well as in the house under fluorescent lights.


Plant Opportunity Table

 The plant table for this month will be provided by Diamond Orchids. There will be a nice selection of orchids, so be sure to buy your tickets!

2019 Membership

Membership for 2018 will expire soon, if you haven't done so already, Please renew your membership now.  And receive your new 2019 Membership card. This card can be used at Yamada’s for 10% off on any orchid related items. See our Membership Chair at the next meeting.

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Late Updated: 04/01/2019