Febuary’s Speaker

Speaker: Peter T Lin of Diamond Orchids


Topic: 12 Months of Orchids


Peter is an avid orchid hobbyist, hybridizer, and AOS judge.  He reside in Southern California and grows orchids in 3 small greenhouses.  He grows primarily mini-catts, Sophronitis, Dendrobiums and miniature species. Peter started growing orchids over 35 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career.  It wasn’t until about 14 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.

12 Months of Orchids – Building a collection with blooms every month of the year.

Peter Lin will be presenting his newest talk on:  12 Months of Orchids.                            This presentation will show you how to build an orchid collection to have blooming plants for each month of the year.

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