Back from our virtual visits to Brazil and China, our November speaker, Ken Jacobsen, will be with us on Zoom on Thursday November 12. at 7:00PM to greet us with an in-depth presentation on “Cattleya purpurata, Queen of the Brazilian Spring”.
Ken was first introduced to orchids by his uncle in the 1960’s and has been growing them for well over 50 years. His collection includes Cymbidiums, Oncidiums, Odontoglossums, Lycastes, Cattleyas, Laelias, Masdevallias and several other genera. In better times, Ken and his wife, Amy, enjoyed traveling to all areas of the world where orchids are grown, visiting the local growers, and seeing various species in the wild. Together, Amy and Ken now have more than 7000 plants in some 6000 square feet of greenhouse space.
Ken is a judge in the AOS judging program and the CSA judging program, and is currently an AOS trustee. Amy is also a judge in the AOS program.