Nguyen has many years experience as a silk painting artist,
floral designer, graphic and web designer.
Growing up with orchids and tropical flowers around her
hometown near Saigon,
Vietnam, her passion for orchids has shown up in her
paintings and designs.
After she and her family escaped from the Communists and
came to the U.S. in 1990, she started a new life as a graphic
artist at the San Jose Mercury News.
She has been growing orchids for about 20 years, and started her
company, Orchid Design, in 1999. Angelic works on orchid
growing, orchid arrangement, graphic design and web design.
Recently she has also been concentrating on photography and has
taken thousands of orchid pictures for promoting orchid shows.
she grows include Cattleyas, Phalanopsis, Laelias, Dendrobiums,
Oncidiums, Paphs, Phrags, Lycastes, Bulbophylums, Vandas;
hybrids and species.
She also has several rare Cymbidiums — standard,
pendulous and peloric and has done some hybridizing of
Cymbidiums, Laelias, and Cattleyas. In the meantime, she enjoys
finding different orchids blooming in her garden every day.
was Art Director for the Cymbidium Society of America Journal in
2006, and served as the newsletter editor for the San Francisco
Orchid Society for about ten years. She has been involved in
many activities to support orchid societies with design and
printing for postcards, brochures and flyers and has also served
as President, show chair and as a board member of several Bay
Area orchid societies. She is currently the show chair for
the SFOS's summer show, "Orchids in the Park". She's
also helping shows promotions, social medias advertising for
many orchid, flower and garden shows in California.
Design has been participating in the Pacific Orchid Exposition,
the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, the San Diego
International Orchid Show, the San Francisco Flower & Garden
Show, and many other shows for the past decade.
has given orchid presentations and skill sessions for orchid and
garden societies, using her experience and large selection of
her photographs. She has spoken on a variety of orchid topics,
including the 19th World Orchid Conference, Fragrant Orchids,
Unusual Cymbidiums, Pendulous Cymbidiums, "Cattleya, the
Queen of Flowers", Laelia Species. She will talk to us
about "The fascinating Orchids of Vietnam".
can visit her website www.ORCHIDesign.com
You can email your orchid wish list to her:
firstname.lastname@example.org or ask about something you would love to
have in your orchid collection.