Speaker Alan Koch
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in this issue
Virtual meeting on September 8th using Zoom.
See page 12 for information about how to use Zoom.
Our speaker this month is Alan Koch who is known to many in our society. Normally he would be auctioneer at our September Auction & BBQ, but this year it is cancelled due to Covid-19. So we'll see him virtually instead. If you're hankering for some new plants, see his list of plants available at the end of the newsletter.
The genus Paphiopedilum is one of the most diverse in the orchid world, and the care of the different sections is equally diverse. This talk points out how to be a proficient grower with all the different sections. Just because you killed the first Paph you bought doesn't mean there is not the perfect Paph for the way you are growing. Learn which Paphs grow like Cattleyas and which grow like a Phalaenopsis.
Alan Koch owns and operates Gold Country Orchids where he specializes in miniature and compact Cattleyas. Alan started growing orchids in 1969 with 3 Cymbidiums given to him by an aunt. While in college he became interested in other orchids and discovered many would grow outdoors in Southern California. He has moved five times as his orchid obsession has led to the need for more growing space. With the last move, he purchased 10 acres of land in Lincoln, California for his 250,000 orchids. He is recognized as an expert in the Brazilian Cattleya alliance and a trend setter in miniature compact and Cattleya breeding. Alan has been published in the Orchid Digest, the American Orchid Society magazine, as well as many international publications. He has also been published in several proceedings of the World Orchid Conference. He is an internationally known speaker. He is a past member of the AOS Judging Committee, and the Research Committee, as well as an Accredited Judge, and is Training Coordinator for the California Sierra Nevada Judging Center. Alan also served two terms on the Orchid Digest Executive Committee and three terms on the Board of Directors, as well as two terms as a Trustee for the AOS.
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Hello Orchid Lovers!
Now I know why no one ran for President. It turns out the President has to write a thing for the newsletter each month! All kidding aside, I am humbled and honored to be trusted by so many members to help the board to bring some order to the chaos that is our lives these days, so we can go back to doing what we really like - growing orchids!
The Society’s fiscal year runs from July to June. That means we pay out a lot of things like AOS memberships and liability insurance in July. For each member on our rolls, we pay a small fee to be part of these networks. If our list is big, but those who have paid their membership is small, we end up with no money to do fun orchid things. A big thank you to those who have already renewed your membership. You’re keeping us going!
Most non-profits are hurting right now due to the pandemic. Everyone has had to cancel their fundraising events including us – our show & sale which is our main fundraising event in April was cancelled. I’m proud to say your show committee made the decision to be responsible and cancel the show BEFORE the County closed the Vet’s Building. The money we bring in during the show usually covers the cost to rent the Vet’s Building for meetings, the honorarium paid to our speakers in addition to the opportunity table and other administrative costs such as insurance. We try to have other events like the Holiday Party and Bus Trip break even.
In spite of no income from a show in 2020, your Board continues to make meetings happen via Zoom. There are advantages and disadvantages to this. Disadvantages: Some people don’t like the computer; we don’t get to see each other in person and there isn’t an opportunity table. Advantages: We can bring in speakers from far away who you have never had a chance to hear at an extremely low cost (no transportation costs); you don’t have to leave your house, and we can keep the budget balanced so that when we have meetings in person again, we can continue to do fun things.
In these virtual meetings, instead of an opportunity table, we have auctions! Many people worked hard to obtain donations for the silent auction at our show for 2020. When the show was cancelled, those donors were contacted and asked what they wanted done with their donation. Most, if not all, told us to keep the item and raise funds at a later date at our discretion. Your Board came up with the idea of auctioning a few things off at each virtual meeting as a way to have fun and generate some of the income lost due to no show. When you bid on those items, keep in mind you are helping the Society as much as you are winning a fun item.
I’d like to do a quick bio for a board member each month so you know who is working for you. I’ll go first. I grew up in Seattle, went to Washington State University and earned a BS degree in Agricultural Economics. There were no jobs upon graduation so I joined the US Army where I studied Russian, interrogation and counterintelligence during the cold war of the 80s. Leaving the Army I moved to Santa Rosa and met my husband, Jim. We’ve been married 31 years. No kids - just dogs and a cat now and then.
Jim talked me into becoming a private pilot and a police officer. I worked at the Marin County Sheriff’s Office for 23 years until retiring with ruined knees. When Jim had a stroke in 1999, we decided life needed to be lived now, not later, so we bought our own small airplane, a 1958 Piper Comanche. I flew commercial on a one-way ticket to W. Virginia, learned how to fly it, then flew it home to Sonoma County. Since retirement, I’ve learned to swim with the US Masters where adults teach adults to swim. Like Judy and Becky, I raise bees. I like to garden and have now killed enough orchids to be considered a real orchid grower. I love SCOS. I have met so many intelligent, talented, enjoyable people in this group!
VIP tasting for 4 at Dry Creek Vineyard
Retail Value: $200
Min Bid: $75
These items were donated by local businesses to our silent auction at our SCOS Spring Show and Sale which had to be canceled. We're going to have a virtual auction during our September 8th meeting. Please use the Chat function in Zoom to submit your best bid. Highest bid wins, and June will be in touch with you about picking up & paying for your item. To submit your bid, click on the Chat icon at bottom of your screen.
So far we have raised $185 from our virtual auctions. Bid often & bid high!
SCOS Member Donation Gift Basket
"The AOS Guide to Orchids & Their Culture" book by Mary
Gerritsen. Sand blasted grape stump suitable for mounting
orchids and bags of bark, charcoal, perlite, oyster shells,
sphagnum moss,and garden gloves.
Minimum bid: $40
Want to eat someone else's cooking? Support four Sonoma county restaurants who donated to SCOS.
Gift Certificate from Your Sweet Expectations in Cotati for $20.00
Gift Certificate for Omelette Express in Santa Rosa for $40.00
Gift Certificate from Petaluma Pie Company in Petaluma for $30.00
Gift Certificate for Simmer Claw Bar in Rohnert Park for $25.00
Total Value is $115.00
Minimum bid: $40.00
Even though we had to cancel our annual show and we haven't had an in person meeting since March, we are still “in business”, and we need you to renew your membership to keep us going. Until we can have monthly meetings at the Vet's Bldg, we will have presenters via Zoom. Our fiscal year ends June 30th so dues payment is due July 1st. If you do not renew by 9/30/20, you will no longer receive the newsletter or meeting announcements. This is how you can renew.
Online at our website www.SonomaOrchids.com. Select the black Member Resources button under our name at the top, then select Membership Renewal. Pay with Debit/Credit Card via PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to use this method). Submit Online Membership Renewal Form
Download either format of the Membership Application below, complete and return with a check for $25.00 payable to Sonoma County Orchid Society (SCOS), P.O.Box 11195, Santa Rosa, CA 95406
Membership Application (Word)
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Voting for the Board of Directors for fiscal year 7/1/20 - 6/30/21 took place via email in August since we weren't able to hold an in person meeting and voting. The following is your new Board of Directors.
President Karen Wofford
Vice President Alison Bies
Secretary Ann Conger
Treasurer Glenn Finch
Membership Billie MacCarthy
Ways & Means Haili Marshall
Dir. of Communications Susan Anderson
Director of Meetings Ann Shippey
AOS Rep (Unofficial position) Lynne Murrell
Newsletter Editor Ann Possinger
Past President Alison Bies
Meet your new treasurer Glenn Finch:
Hello everyone. As I’m a relatively new member of SCOS and your newly elected Treasurer, I’d like to introduce myself to you. As for my orchid hobby, I’ve been growing them on and off for a number of years; however, my current greenhouse is about 3 years old. I love orchids in the Vanda alliance, but I don’t have a warm greenhouse so am limited as to what I can grow. I have a very mixed collection of mostly species, including Vandas, Dendrobiums, Cattleyas/Laelias and various miniatures.
I appreciate everyone’s confidence in me to fill the role of Treasurer for the Society. I have a background in corporate accounting, first as a CPA at a large accounting firm in Los Angeles, before moving to a large entertainment company. While there I was involved in internal audits, spent 8 years in Japan as a Financial Controller for Japan and VP of Finance for Asia, and then moved back to LA to become the VP of Finance for a division of the company operating internationally. I took early retirement and currently live in Sebastopol with my partner, dog, two special needs cats, and an ever changing flock of chickens. I love plants and gardening, and I volunteer at a food bank.
I look forward to seeing you at the Zoom meetings and in person in the not too distant future. If there’s anything I can ever assist you with please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have I got a deal for you! by Karen Wofford
Our primary fundraiser is our spring show. As you know, we canceled our spring show this year two weeks prior to the event due to the current pandemic situation. Fortunately, we were able to push forward most of our large expenditures already spent on the 2020 show to the show in 2021. The downside though is no income was generated to offset it in 2020.
The Sonoma County Orchid Society has a unique opportunity in 2020 to regain these lost funds by accepting donations from our membership while simultaneously benefiting those members on their own taxes! The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, the first stimulus package created to help the economy, included a piece to generate income for nonprofits to help offset these kinds of losses.
Here’s my deal for you. For those who can and choose to, the CARES Act allows up to $300 per person ($600 per couple) to be donated to a nonprofit and written off your taxes whether you itemize or not for the year 2020. The $300 is a maximum per person for 2020, not a maximum per charity. Not only is it a write off, but it’s an above the line write off. This means you reduce your income by $300 in addition to the standard deduction, or 100% of the donation if you itemize. Under prior rules, individuals who did not itemize their deductions on their income tax returns could not take a charitable deduction for cash contributions to qualified charities, and the deduction was tied to their tax bracket.
Please consider making the Sonoma County Orchid Society your donation of choice for 2020. If 10 members donate $300 each, our finances will be back on track. If you can't afford $300, any amount of donation will be appreciated. Thank you!!
Please send checks to:
PO Box 11195
Santa Rosa, CA 95406
Write ‘donation’ in the memo line. Receipts for your donation are available if requested.
You can donate from our website www.SonomaOrchids.com using your Debit/Credit Card via PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to use this method). Look for the DONATE button.
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Virtual SHOW & TELL
Cattleya dowiana - Susan Anderson
Dendrobium virgineum - Glenn Finch
Link to see more photos submitted by members
Bulb. lobbii - Larry Mead
Laelia Pacavia (Púrpurata sanguíneo-lammea x tenebrosa ‘quatre’) - Billie MacCarthy
AOS Corner, September 2020
AOS Orchid Judging: While many judging centers are unable to schedule indoor judgings due to COVID, the California Sierra Nevada Judging Center (CSNJC) will conduct its next outdoor (tented) judging Sunday, September 13th at 9am, at Dueling Dogs Brewing Company, 3030 Barrett Park Lane, Lincoln, CA. This is before the brewery opens, so there is plenty of room to spread out, and there will be a food truck and beer after judging. In August CSNJC had 23 orchid entries and awarded 13 . We welcome you to bring your plants for judging.
UPCOMING WEBINARS: AOS continues to offer webinars with excellent and varied content, for all levels of orchid growers:
It’s easy to find the scheduled webinars and to register on the AOS website. You’ll find the link under the All About Orchids tab. To view a Webinar, REGISTRATION is REQUIRED, and it’s as easy as going to this link: http://www.aos.org/orchids/webinars.aspx. You can join live either on your computer or by phone.ALL
ALL webinars are recorded and available to view at your leisure.
GREENHOUSE CHAT Webinars are indexed by topic for future viewing.
Until we meet again, hopefully SOON, Happy Growing. Stay Healthy!
By Lynne Murrell
culture connection September
CULTIVATE: to grow in a prepared medium
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September: The Month of Aloha
By Thomas Mirenda
A singularly beautiful word from the Hawaiian language with several meanings including love, hello and goodbye, Aloha is more about spirit and philosophy. It reflects a caring and nurturing nature that kind people feel for each other. It does not judge, it does not discriminate, and it is a universal term of endearment. This month, many of us say goodbye wistfully to summer friends, jobs, and carefree days, while simultaneously embarking on fantastic new adventures and initiatives. I am no exception, as I begin my new position at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden this month. I know this new adventure will be hard work and will present many challenges for me. Nonetheless, I am invigorated by the Aloha I know I will experience there. Needless to say, the capacity to grow orchids outside is icing on the Haupia cake.
Our lives take us on many different paths, but all of us on the orchid path know what it means to be nurturers and cultivators. This month as the seasons shift again and temperatures and day length wax and wane (depending on what hemisphere you are in), it is important to be very observant of your collection. Some photoperiod-dependent plants will slow down with these changes, others may speed up as temperatures are more to their liking, but one thing is for sure, changes are coming!
OVERHEATING IS OVER - With the onset of fall, many things shift; that is, temperatures are getting lower and nights are getting longer. The intense, and sometimes damaging heat that has kept many plants in suspended animation is ending and more favorable growing conditions commence. I have often seen new flushes of growth on cattleyas, dendrobiums and oncidium alliance plants this time of year. If you live in a climate where the cold weather does not start for a couple more months, then you can water and fertilize as you might in the spring for another month or so. But if your winter weather starts in October, you might want to slow down or hold off on feeding your plants this month to get them ready for dormancy, (catasetums, and deciduous dendrobiums) or spike initiation (phalaenopsis and cymbidiums).
THE GREAT OUTDOORS - Any plants that have summered outside may have grown spectacularly with the excellent light, fresh air and rainwater. Even so, if you live in a harsh winter area, you need to at least start thinking about where the plants will go as the weather shifts again to cold. Make sure your indoor spaces, be they greenhouses, windowsills or light rooms are sanitized and ready for the return of all the “ ’chids” that were camping out this summer. Since they will have grown, there may not be room for everyone! You might consider giving away some plants to new orchid society members or making some divisions of really choice plants that you love and cannot part with.
SAFETY INDOORS - It is also very important to inspect plants for hitchhikers such as ants or sow bugs (or worse things) that might have invaded them while outside. Spray or drench any such plants before bringing them inside as they can cause serious problems if they spread through your collection. It is also wise at this time to test your heaters, vents, fans, and misting and irrigation systems to make sure they are still in good working order. You do not want that unpleasant surprise of finding them malfunctioning during the first cold snap of the year.
WILD AND GARDEN ORCHIDS - Many fantastic natives are blooming around this time of year including the glorious platantheras and spiranthes among others. Do not miss this show! Find out about local populations and see these beauties at their peak of blooming. If you are growing hardy orchids such as bletillas and cypripediums in your gardens, most have ragged foliage by now, or may not even be visible above ground this month. Make sure you mark their location and purchase or gather the mulch (usually pine needles are good for many of these types of plants) that is helpful and often necessary for their winter protection. I am looking forward to not having to do this winter ritual anymore. Do not be jealous. Come visit me instead! Aloha!
(As pertinent now, as it was then - Reprinted with permission ORCHIDS VOL. 86, NO.9, September 2017)
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culture connection September
Our July meeting will be held virtually this month on July 14th at 7 pm as usual. We will meet via Zoom, a computer application, which will allow our speaker to make a presentation. Zoom is easy to use once you get it working. If you get stuck setting it up, call me (Karen Wofford, 707-975-4299), but don’t wait until the start of the meeting. I will be busy after 6:30pm. The link below will tell you about Zoom and how to download it as well as more advanced manuals - https://www.marinjcc.org/zoomclassreg.
It will help if you prepare prior to the meeting by making sure the Zoom application is on your computer. Here is how to do that:
If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, open your browser and go to https://zoom.us/download and click download under “Zoom Client for Meetings.”
If you are using a cell phone or tablet, you will need to download the application from your app store. The app we want is called “Zoom Cloud Meetings.” It is a sky blue square with a white video camera inside.
You do not have to create an account and it will cost you nothing. Make sure your device has a camera and speakers. A microphone is optional, but necessary if you want to ask a question of the speaker. A group email will be sent to all members containing the link to the meeting the day of the meeting. The email will look like this:
Sonoma County Orchid Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Sonoma County Orchid Society June Meeting
Time: Jun 9, 2020 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
The only part of this message that matters is the link in blue above. Simply click on this link in the email.
Depending on your system, you’ll see any or all of the following prompts in no particular order.
1. You may see a picture of yourself and the question “join with video” or “join without video”. Select “Join with Video” unless you don't want to be seen by others.
2. Do you want to allow this page to open“zoom.us.app”? Click “Allow”
Choose ONE of the audio conference options
Phone Call Computer Audio
Test Speaker and Microphone
Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting
3. A box that looks like the following. If so, select “Computer Audio”.
4. A box that says this. If so, select “Click Here”.
Your meeting should start in a few seconds...
If Zoom does not run in a moment,
Download & run Zoom. Then click here to start the meeting.
If all goes well, you’ll see yourself and other people, and you will be able to hear them talking.
1. If you can see everyone, but you can’t hear them, make sure your volume is turned up.
2. If you can see everyone, but they can’t hear you, locate a small microphone icon somewhere on your screen and make sure it isn’t muted. On a tablet or phone you will have to tap the screen to be able to see the microphone.
3. If you can hear and see everyone, but you can’t see yourself, find a little video camera next to the microphone icon and make sure it is turned on.
4. If you somehow are prompted for a meeting ID, use this:
Meeting ID: 326 597 3017
The American Orchid Society Guide to Orchids and their Culture by Mary E. Gerritsen and Ron Parsons
The book is a an introduction to orchids and their culture, published by the American Orchid Society.
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August 15 – September 30, 2020 - Orchid Design – Summer Sale
Please call for appointment: (408) 476-7153
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15% discount for Bay Area Orchid Societies' members
Dale Martin has a new shipment of Orchiata which retails for $40 per 40 liter bag but he will sell to SCOS members for $33 including tax. They are available for pickup in a socially distant manner in Petaluma. Limited quantities available (first come, first serve). To reserve bags, please contact Date Martin at email@example.com or call 707-762-0526. All 4 sizes available:
Classic #9 (fine)
Power 5 (medium)
Power 5A (medium+)
Super (extra large)
GARDEN ART SUNCATCHERS:
Dazzling, colorful glass and porcelain flowers make a great addition to any garden, if not for yourself, as a one-of-a-kind gift, (made from re-purposed plates). To see pictures of individual pieces, contact Billie MacCarthy at any SCOS meeting, Email or call 707.303.6867
Gold Country Orchids Limited Availability List
This list changes often as we send this out for Pre-sales when we speak at orchid societies either in person or via zoom. Please email your request of plants to the above email address and we will invoice you via Square where you can pay with the CC of your choice.
Aerangis biloba Seedlings of this wonderful species with crystalline white flowers that resemble flying doves. 2" BS = $20.00 or multi-growth select divisions = $45.00
Aerangis hariotiana ‘Gold Country’ African mini with orange flowers $20.00
Aerangis hildebrandtii ‘Gold Country’ Similar to above but longer flower spike with slightly larger flowers. Great mini for the home 2” BS $25.00
Aerangis puncata Mini species with large flowers on a tiny plant BS $20.00
Aerangis Valley Isle (somalensis x mystacidii) Super easy to grow miniature with crystalline white flowers.
2 inch BS $15.00
Angraecum bosserii - Once considered a small growing form of sesquipedale with 5 inch sparkling white flowers. 3” seedlings $20.00
Angraecum elephantinum Miniature species with ctystaline white 3 inch fragrant flowers
NBS 2" $25.00
Angraecum didieri Miniature species 2 inch BS $20.00
Angraecum leonis Miniature Angraecum with 4 inch sparkling white flowers with plants that grow like Phalaenopsis. Comoro Is. Form 4 inch BS $25.00
Brassavola nodosa x C. Small World Miniature Cattleya with 3 inch bright yellow to green flowers with a white spotted lip. 2 inch seedlings $12.50
Brassocattleya Hippodamia 4N (aclandiae x nodosa) 4 inch spotted yellow to bronze flowers with an amethyst lip. Very fragrant 2” seedlings $10.00
Bc. Hippodamia x aclandiae4 inch yellow to bronze spotted flowers that are very fragrant with an amethyst lip. 4 inch BS $25.00
Bc. Hippodamia x C. Small World 4 inch yellow star shaped flowers with amethyst spotted white lips. Two inch seedlings. $10.00
Brassocattleya Yellow Bird (Richard Mueller x nodosa) 4 inch bright yellow starry flowers that are lightly fragrant at night. 2 inch seedlings $10.00
Bulb. carunculatum ‘Big Ben’ Divisions of a very easy to flower species with bright green flowers and a plum lip. Large BS $35.00
Gold Country Plant List
Bulb companulatum ‘Rob’ Miniature daisy type with yellow & plum flowers. Blooming size divisions $20.00
Bulb Elizabeth Ann ‘Buckelberry’ FCC/AOS Mother divisions $25.00
Bulb falcatum v. flavum yellow rachis and flower 3 inch BS $25.00
Bulb falcatum ‘Standing Tall’ AM/AOS 3 inch BS $25.00
Bulb falcatum v. velutina ‘GC’ CCE/AOS $18.00
Bulb lasiochillum Yellow form 3 inch BS $15.00
Bulb Lovely Elizabeth Similar to Elizabeth Ann but with red flowers $20.00
Bulb. putidum Very easy to grow miniature species that grows just like a Phalaenopsis
4 inch BS $20.00
Bulb. roxburghii Mini daisy type with apricot flowers $15.00
Bulb vaginatum ‘Joyce’ mini medusa 3 inch BS $20.00
Bulb. Wilbur Chang Our favorite Bulbophyllum hybrid with 8 inch bronze flowers with a plum lip 4 inch BS $25.00
Cadetia potamorphila ‘Joyce Kelly’ CHM/AOSMini with red andgreen leaves with white flowers. On mounts. $35.00
Cattleya aclandiae v. alba 2 inch $95.00
Cattleya Beaufort x C. cernua Micro miniature with 4 to 6 two inch yellow to orange flowers with a yellow to red lip. NBS seedlings $25.00
Cattleya briegeri Better known as a yellow laelia from Brazil $20.00
Cattleya Christina Mendonza (Floralia’s Azul x intermedia) Remake of a fantastic blue with 5 inch flowers on compact plants, half splash 2” BS $12.50
Cattleya Circle of Life x briegeri Mini with bright yellow to orange flowers with a deep red lip. 2 inch BS $15.00
Cattleya Circle of Life x Pole Star Miniature with bright red to orange flowers on upright inflorescence 2 inch BS $15.00
Cattleya Dream Weaver x Polestar Miniature orange and red flowred cat with a deep red lip. Plants should flower at least twice a year. 2 inch NBS $10.00
C. Fire Fantasy x Rlc. Little Toshie 5 inch yellow flowers with red lips. Half will have red flares in the petals 4 inch BS $35.00
Cattleya Floralia’s Azul x Guar. bowringiana coerulea - Clusters of 3 to 4 inch fragrant blue flowers with a deep indigo lip. 2 inch NBS $12.50
Cattleya Floralia’s Azul x Cattleya pumila coeruleaMiniature fragrant blue with 4 inch flowers.50% will be splash with an indigo lip. BS $12.50
Cattleya Harem Girl (luteola 4N x schilleriana 4N) Miniature Cattleya with bright green flowers and a deep plum lip. 2” BS $15.00
Cattleya Kiritsubo (alaorii x nobilior) 4 to 5 inch soft rose flowers that are very fragrant on mini plants that flower at least twice a year. Select divs. $45.00
Cattleya Lake Tahoe v. coerulea - Select divisions of our best blue $45.00
C. Lavender Ice 4N x Caudebec 4N. Should be a fantastic light rose 5” fragrant flowers with deep amethyst spots and lip. 3” NBS $20.00
Cattleya leopoldii coerulea x alba treated for tetraploids 3” BS $25.00
Cattleya lueddemanniana very dark parents 4 inch BS $25.00
Cattleya lueddemanniana v. alba 3 inch BS $25.00
Cattleya lueddemanniana v. coerulea - 2.5" = $12.50, 4” BS = $25.00
Cattleya lueddemanniana v. delicate 4” BS $25.00
Cattleya Melody Fair x Circle of Life - Six inch bright pink to garnet full round flowers on compact plants - 2” NBS $12.50
Cattleya Melody Fair x Lc. Liptonii - Six inch bright white flowers with a plum lip. Great semi-albas! 3 ½ inch BS $20.00
Cattleya Melody Fair x Walgery - Five inch semi alba flowers with brilliant deep plum lips.
3 ½ inch BS $20.00
Cattleya Orpetii fma aurea x Laelia pumila alba - Looking for miniature fragrant white, however most will be soft rose. BS $15.00
Cattleya pumila v. alba x brevipedunculata - Micro miniature with 3 inch round peach flowers. 2 inch NBS $20.00
Cattleya Sierra Doll x Kiritsubo - Miniature with 4” fragrant pink flowers with a yellow throat. 2”BS $12.50
Cattleya sincorana F8 sibling cross of 4” fragrant rose flowers on miniature plants. Two inch seedlings about 2 years to flower. $12.50
Cattleya sincora fma. coerulea (‘Lake Tahoe’ x ‘Crater Lake’) - Fifth generation line bred blue sincorana seedlings 2” $12.50
Cattleya Small World 4N x Beaufort 4N - Mini with four inch bright yellow flowers with a deep red lip. 2" seedlings $12.50
Ctna. Why Not ‘Red Gold’ AM/AOS x self - Clusters of 2" bright red flosers with a yellow throat that flower 2 to 3 times a year. 3" BS $15.00
Ctt. Orchidglade ‘Orange Sherbert’ 4N x self (walkeriana x aurantiaca) long lasting fragrant orange flowers that will bloom 2 to 3 times a year NBS $10.00
Ctt. Rojo x Rlc. Love Sound - Clusters of 4 inch bright orange star shaped flowers.
BS 4" $25.00
Cochleanthes discolor ‘Lil’ AM/ODC - Smells like cloves BS $45.00
Darwinara Rainbow Stars - Miniature Neofinetia falcata hybrid with white, yellow or lavender flowers. Very easy to grow. 4" BS $20.00
Darwinara Rainbow Stars - Select divisions of yellow flower form with rose colored spur.
4 inch select division $45.00
Dendrobium cuthbertsonii 4N - Does not need a cool greenhouse. We grow this in Sacramento in Cattleya conditions but good water. BS $45.00
Dendrobium Green Flash - Superb compact LaTouria den with green flowers and a plum lip that flower 4 to 7 months a year. 3” BS $15.00
Dendrobium Jonathan’s Glory ‘Dark Joy’ - 4 inch BS plants of what I think is the best kingianum hybrid of all times. Fragrant purple flowers! $25.00
Dendrobium lichenastrrum ‘Gold Country’ Maxi-mini on Mount $25.00
Dendrobium loddigessii ‘Rob’ Mini nobile type and fragrant BS $15.00
Dendrobium Micro Chip (aberrans x normanbyense) Miniature Den that is great for under lights or the windowsill with clusters of 1 to 2 inch ivory flowers with amethyst spots.
2 inch seedlings $10.00
Dendrobium Mini Snowflake - Compact plants with clusters of amethyst spotted white flowers that last for months. 2 inch seedlings $10.00
Dendrobium prentecii - Miniature on mount BS $20.00
Dendrobium speciosum v. grandiflorum - Largest flowers for the Species with yellow fragrant flowers. 2 inch $15.00
Encyclia abeviata ‘Quincy’Smallest member of the fragrans type BS $25.00
Epidendrun magnolia - Seedlings on a North Carolina strain that should flower this winter.
2 inch BS $25.00
Epidendrum polybulbon 2” BS Cuban form and fragrant. $15.00
Epiphronitis Veitchii FCC/RHS (Epi radicans x coccinea) Divisions of the very first intergeneric hybrid registered in 1890 with bright red flowers. $15.00
Epiphronitis Veitchiivarigated form 2” BS $45.00
Eurychone rothschildiana African angracoid with fragrant green and white flowers. $20.00
Laelia lundii ‘Laurelwood’ - Most vigorous mini I have 3 inch BS $25.00
Laelia lundii var. coerulea - Divisions of the blue form of this miniature species.
3" BS divisions $35.00
Laelia pumila ‘Big Ben’ AM/AOS BS divisions $75.00
Laelia pumila v. coerulea (‘Donna Rosina’ x ‘Gold Country’) mount $35.00
Leptotes bohnkianumLight pink flowers on this rare species BS $20.00
Leptotes pohlitinocoi Mini from Brazil with rose flowers BS $20.00
Masd. Aquaius ‘24K’ - Super easy to grow warmth tolerant miniature masdevalia with bright yellow flowers. 2 ¼ “ BS $18.00
Masdevallia minuta ‘Sharon Kay’ HCC/AOS - Mini with crystalline white flowers 2" BS $20
Masdevallia Red Wing Warm growing infracta hybrid with deep Fuchsia flowers 3” BS $20
Masdevallia wendlandianum ‘Abigail’ JC/AOS - Warm to hot growing miniature with bright white flowers with yellow tips and a purple center. BS $20.00
Meiracyllium trinasutumMini species with fragrant rose flowers $35.00
Mystacidium braybonae - Mini African with long lasting white Crystalline flowers
BS on mount $25.00
Mystacidium capense - Mini African species with clouds of flowers BS $25.00
Paph. helenae - Smallest member of the genus, a true mini. BS $45.00
Phalaenopsis Chang Maw Jade ‘Lime Frost’ - Beautiful green mist over white novelty phal that is lightly fragrant. BS many in spike $35.00
Phalaenopsis Formosa Dream ‘Wilson’ - Mini lobbii hybrid with white flowers and an amethyst lobbii lip. BS $20.00
Phalaenopsis gigantea v. alba - Yellow spotted green to chartreuse pendant flowers on this rare form of the species. 12 inch leaf span $95.00
Phalaenopsis Green Pixie ‘Evergreen’ - 3 inch light green flowers on compact plants
BS3 inch pots $25.00
Phalaenopsis Hannover Passion ‘Sogo’ AM/AOS -Fragrant novelty 3 inch flowers cream overlaid burgundy blotches with long lasting flowers. BS $35.00
Phalaenopsis Kuntrarti Rarashati ‘Copperstate’ HCC/AOS - Mother divisions of this mini that flowers all year long BS $20.00
Phalaenopsis Liu’s Fantasy ‘CP303’ AM/AOS - Mini white with a bright yellow lip. BS $25
Phalaenopsis Liu’s Tripence ‘Wilson’Super easy to flower miniature phalaenopsis with 2 inch rose flowers with an orange-rose lip. BS $25.00
Phalaenopsis marriottiana - Small Chinese species with clear brown over yellow flowers with a bright white center. BS $55.00
Phalaenopsis Mei Dar Ruby ‘MD’Multifloral harlequin with velvety bright deep garnet flowers. Compact branched inflorescences. BS $20.00
Phalaenopsis Meiderland Cherry ‘MD’Compact plants with 4 inch sulpher yellow flowers with a deep cherry red lip. BS $20.00
Phalaenopsis Paradise Lost Multifloral miniature harlequin with black to deep rose spots on sparkling white flowers. BS $20.00
Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Classic ‘Little Leopard’ AM/AOS - Miniature spotted flower that opens yellow and fades to ivory with amethyst spots. BS $25.00
Phalaenopsis zebrina - Very good sibling cross on this novelty species. 3" BS $25.00
Pleurothallis grobyi - Mini warmth tolerant 2 inch BS $15.00
Pleurothallis leptotifloia ‘GC’ vigorous mini with yellow flowers $15.00
Promanea xanthina - Miniature fragrant yellow likes low light 2” BS $20.00
Prostechea radiata super fragrant - 4 inch BS $25.00
Rlc. Little Toshie x Rth. Orchid glade 4 inch yellow to apricot flowers on compact plants that are fragrant 2 inch 4 inch BS $25.00
Rlc. Little Magician x C. Beaufort - Miniature Cattleya with bright yellow flowers and red lips. 50% will have a brush of red in the petals. 2” NBS $12.50
Rlc. Love Sound 4N x C. Circle Spirit 4N - First to flower was better than Martha Clarke with
5 inch orange to red flowers. NBS 2 inch $12.50
Rlc. Martha Clarke (Love Sound x Circle of Life) Still a classic with bright yellow to orange 5 inch flowers on compact plants that bloom twice a year. BS $12.50
Sarcochilus Hot Santa x fitzgeraldii NBS White with red center $12.50
Sarcochilus Hot Santa x Burgandy on Ice NBSround reds $12.50
Sarcochilus Hot Santa x Walnut Valley Sunset NBS round garnet $12.50
Sobennikoffia robusta Afraican species - 2 inch NBS $15.00
Tolumnia sylvestre ‘Gold Country’ - Divisions of this mini pink oncidium relative that is very easy to grow and flower. 3” BS $20.00
Vanda cristata - Compact green with plum lip and fragrant 2” NBS $12.50
Vanda Green Light - Mini fragrant green Vanda for the home 2” BS $12.50
Vanda vietnamica - Mini green for the home 2” BS $15.00
Zygoneria Adelaide Meadows - Bright lime green flowers with a deep
Indigo lip. Fragrant too! 2” NBS $12.50
Cattleya Cardid’s Mini Quinee ‘Angel Kiss’ AM/AOS - Compact fragrant white and lavender splash petal. 3” BS $25.00
Cattleya Gratrixiae ‘Rotors’ HCC/AOS - Miniature red cattleya that flowers 2 to 3 times a year. Mother division $45.00
C. Lake Tahoe ‘Blue Sky’Long lasting 5 inch blues with an indigo lip and intense fragrance. NBS 2” $12.50
C. Love Knot ‘Blue Moon’5 inch fragrant blue flowers that are very long lasting. Plants flower twice a year. NBS 2” $12.50
Dendrobium Enobi Purple ‘NN’Compact lavender den-phal with 2” flowers on an arched inflorescence. 3” BS $12.50
Dendrobium Starburst ‘Firebird’ - Compact nobile den with bright orange 3 inch fragrant flowers. Plants are easy to bloom. BS $20.00
Dendrobium White Grace ‘Sato’ HCC/AOS (Fiftieth State x speciosum) Sparkling 2” white flowers on a graceful arched inflorescence. 4” BS $25.00
Prosavola Moon Mist ‘John Ward’ (nodosa x radiate) Super fragrant miniature with light green flowers. Plants bloom 2 to 3 times a year. 3” BS $20.00
Rlc. Little Toshie ‘Gold Country’ - This is the best compact growing Cattleya ever with 5 inch bright yellow flowers and deep red lip. BS 3” $25.00
Rlc. Lisa Taylor Gallis ‘Nora’ AM/AOS (California Girl x Beaufort) - Easy to grow compact cat with 5” full blush rose flowers with a plum lip. 4” BS $25.00
Renenetia Sunrise ‘Praysong’Miniature Neofinetia hybrid with bright orange flowers. Mature plants will flower all year long. 2” BS $18.00
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