Monthly Archives: March 2018

Carol Klonowski has been growing orchids since the 1980’s when a friend in Berkeley,California, gave her a cattleya and it bloomed out with three big, dark lavender flowers and an intoxicating fragrance. She built an entire greenhouse in her backyard to accommodate the precious plant, which only led her to buy more orchids. Then another […]

DVOS Meeting Speaker: Jeff Trimble will be talking about Cymbidiums Jeff Trimble started growing orchids in 1972 when his mother gave him two flowering cymbidiums that she did not want. He joined his first orchid club in 1975. By 1978 Jeff was show chairman for the Peninsula Orchid Society, a member of the Santa Clara Valley […]

After receiving his degree in biochemistry from the University of Toronto, Dave opted to step outside his chosen field and operated a tropical fish import business for eight years. Upon returning to school, Dave received a degree in enology and viticulture from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. While attending Brock, Dave began acquiring orchids […]

DVOS Meeting Speaker: Steven Beckendorf – Why are there so many orchids? Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants, with about 30,000 species. How did they become so successful? Recently, a combination of molecular analyses and orchid fossils has made it possible to estimate the rate of orchid evolution. The results show that orchid evolution […]

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