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Monthly Meeting  –  April 5

Moana Nursery

1100 West Moana Lane, Reno

Peter T. Lin – “Wild, Weird and Wonderful Orchids: A Portrait of Orchid Oddities”

Peter started growing orchids over 35 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career.  It wasn’t until about 14 years ago that the orchid “bug” came back and he is now heavily involved once again!  He is an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society, and a hybridizer of mini-catts.  He enjoys meeting with other orchid enthusiasts, and can often be found at various orchid shows and societies around the country.

Due to limited growing space, Peter likes to specialize in miniature orchids, both species and hybrids, and has received numerous AOS awards.  His interests in orchids include Dendrobiums, Angraecoids, and Neofinetias.  He is also known as “Mr Sophronitis” as he has a passion for growing and collecting them.  He maintains a collection of a thousand or more orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, outdoors, as well as an offsite greenhouse.

Peter’s online orchid catalog:  http://www.diamondorchids.com/orchid-catalog.html

  • May 3, 2018:  Brandon Tam, Orchid Collection Specialist.  Show Director of the Huntington Botanical Gardens International Orchid Show, San Marino, CA
  • June 7, 2018:  TBA
  • July 2018:  Annual picnic, auction and elections
  • August 2018:  Greenhouse Tour
  • September 2018:  TBA
  • October 2018:  TBA
  • November 2018:  TBA
  • December 2018:  Annual Christmas Party
  • January 3, 2019:  TBA
  • February 2019:  Annual Orchid Show and Sale at Moana Nursery
  • March 7, 2019:  TBA
  • April 4, 2019:  TBA