Category Archives: Acquiring Orchids

New Additions from the San Francisco Orchid and Garden Exposition

The San Francisco Orchid and Garden Exposition was held February 24-26 in the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.  This was a new (and smaller) venue for this show, and there were fewer vendors than in previous years — … Continue reading

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Five New Additions

On Saturday, February 4, I visited Brookside Orchids in Portola Valley CA, and picked up five new plants.  Brookside Orchids has a very nice showroom, but the interesting things are in the greenhouses in the back.  Here they have their … Continue reading

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Odontoglossum lucianianum

I purchased a flask of Odontoglossum Lucianianum from Marni Turkel on December 23rd.  After some discussion — she had both treated and untreated flasks — I decided to purchase the treated flask, and it arrived on January 30.  She had deflasked … Continue reading

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Visit to Three Growers

On the weekend of May 14, I visited three orchid growers.  It was a fun weekend.  I first visited Jeff Tyler at Insitu Orchids, who held a small meeting for new growers/hobbyists sponsored by the Sacramento Orchid Society.  I went because … Continue reading

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Pacific Orchid Exposition 2016

I went to the Pacific Orchid Expo in San Francisco on Saturday.  It was held in the Fort Mason Center, and had extensive orchid displays and over 70 vendors selling orchids.  The number of orchids for sale was daunting (and … Continue reading

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Visited Gold Country Orchids

I visited Gold Country Orchids yesterday, arriving at about 11:30AM and leaving about 2:30PM.  It was a good visit.  They have three greenhouses about 10 miles northeast of Lincoln CA, and they grow a large variety of orchids.  I first … Continue reading

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Orchids by Housermann

 Visited Orchids by Hausermann on Thursday of this week in Chicago.  I was bored at the IEEE Visualization Conference and decided to find this orchid house.  It took a walk (in the cold Chicago wind) to the Chicago transit center, … Continue reading

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