Houston Orchid Societies meetings are held at the First Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church/School, 1601 Sunset Boulevard, Houston TX 77005.
Peter T Lin
Jean Allen Ikeson
Holiday Party - No Speaker
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February Guest Speaker:
Peter T. Lin
Cattleya Species and their Culture
Peter is an avid orchid hobbyist, hybridizer, and AOS judge. He lives in Southern California and grows orchids in 3 small greenhouses; primarily mini-catts, Sophronitis, Dendrobiums and miniature species. He is a well known speaker who has written articles for both Orchid Digest and ORCHIDS magazine.
Peter originally started growing orchids over 35 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career. It wasn't until about 13 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.
Due to limited growing space, Peter likes to specialize in miniature orchids, both species and hybrids, and has received numerous AOS awards. His interests in orchids include Dendrobiums, Angraecoids, and Neofinetias. He is also known as "Mr Sophronitis" as he has a passion for growing and collecting them. He maintains a collection of a thousand or more orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, outdoors, as well as an offsite greenhouse.
Peter will be selling plants at the meeting and also has plants available for ordering via his website here: http://www.diamondorchids.com/orchid-catalog.html. Note that Peter offers a 10% discount if pre-ordered prior to the speaking engagement. See for and details at link above.
Come hear Peter speak Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 @ 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church & School.
The HOS (Houston Orchid Society) is a member society of the American Orchid Society, the Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association and is affiliated with the Orchid Digest Corporation as well as the International Phalaenopsis Alliance. The HOS is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Contributions to the HOS (and the affiliated Houston Judging Center) are tax-deductible.
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