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Next Meeting is on Thursday, July 16th, 7:30 pm -10:00pm

Pleasant Hill Community Center
 320 Civic Drive - in the McHale Room

Jim Rose from Cal Orchids 
Laelias of Mexico

    Cal-Orchids maintains an active breeding program and stud collection built upon decades of international travel. James is very well known for having a distinctively selective 'eye' for a new and unusual plant. Cal-Orchid's new and long time customers enjoy reaping the benefits.

    The nursery's inventory features the cattleya, cymbidium, odontoglossum, epidendrum, lycaste and paphiopedilum alliances as well as a good assortment of African species. James and Lauris have been recognized for their superior 'Pacific' line of reedstem epidendrums, which have evolved over 12 years of selective breeding and have garnered awards around the world.

    Jim attended the Uniersity of California at Santa Barbara as an anthropology major. In 1971 he began working at the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate.  After 16 years there and becomming manager, he left to establish his own nursery with his wife, Lauris. In 1987 they purchased Orchids By Rowe, a two acre cymbidium nursery located two blocks from the Pacific Ocean. They rebuilt the former cymbidium cut flower range into an internationally known orchid nursery providing one of the largest varieties of orchid species and hybrids in the United States.

    Jim has published in the AOS Orchids, Orchid Digest and CSA magazines. He is respected for his encyclopedic knowledge as well as his distinctive sense of humor.  His lectures have been featured at orchid shows and conferences in North America, Japan, Europe and even in South Africa at the last World Orchid Conference.

    Jim is a Cymbidium Society of America Judge, former member of the AOS Conservation Committee and active member of the Japan Grand Prix Organizing commettee where he judges every year at the world famous Tokyo Dome.


Plant Table will be provided by Jim Rose

Speakerís Dinner before our next meeting is at 5:30 pm at China Lounge (Sichuan Fortune House), 41 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our speaker before the meeting. If you can join us, please contact Yunor Peralta at mmmper@yahoo.com to be included in the reservation. Find tel # in the roster.

Blc. Zul
grown by Marcia Hart
B. Jimmey Cricket
grown by Sung Lee
Phal. Noname 
grown by David Trebotich

Paraphalaenopsis Kimmy 'Little Shop of Horrors' grown by Mark Dillard

C. skinneri 'Casa Luna' 
grown by Linda Castleton
Sarcochillus hartmannii 
grown by Judith Johnston
C. jongheana f. alba 
grown by Yunor Peralta
Pot. Island Peach 'Valley Isle' 
rown by L. Castleton

Cym. Noname
grown by Raoul Garcia de Leon

Bulb. falcatum var.c velutinum
grown by Mark Dillard

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