The in person DVOS meeting at the Contra Costa Water District Building on May 14,  has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Phragmipedium caudatum ‘Cow Hollow’

Dear Orchid Friends,

This months’ speaker was to have been Leo Schordje who grows his orchids, mostly under lights, in Zion City, on the shore of Lake Michigan about 40 miles north of Chicago. [At the thought of that location in winter, my orchids are already shivering!]
For health reasons unrelated to COVID-19 Leo could not have been with us personally, but with his kind permission we have developed a substantial slide presentation from his written material. It will be available for download on May 16. After only limited
editing of his actual words, the text portion very closely represents what he would have said in his planned talk on ‘The culture of hybrid Phragmipediums’. Having talked to Leo at length, I think his personality and humor are quite apparent and complemented by the many supporting images.

I will send all DVOS members the link and password in the next few days. Please look out for them.
I hope you enjoy Leo and his knowledge of Phragmipediums as much
as I did trying to bring them to life!

Peter Ansdell


Owner: Nick Doe

Phragmipedium besseae

Owner: Daniel Neighbors

Phragmipedium hybrid