Ron Parsons

Our August speaker, Ron Parsons, will be with us on Zoom on Friday, August 14, again at 7:00PM. Ron has an outstanding reputation not only for his encyclopedic knowledge of orchids but also for his superb flower photography.  He is bringing us his new presentation on “The Genus Dendrobium” which, as he says himself, is “…beautiful”.

Ron has been growing orchids for more than 40 years and has been interested in species orchids for most of that time. His passion is to photograph orchids and most other flowers whenever he can, whether it be on trips to see them in nature or in collections. He loves to travel to see orchids in the wild, and does so as often as possible. Ron has more than 90,000 digital images, most of which are of orchids, and still retains an even larger slide library of botanical photographs. Over 4,000 of his images have been published in books, magazines, periodicals and journals. He has co-authored several books, all with Mary Gerritson, the most recent being The American Orchid Society Guide to Orchids and their Culture published in 2019.