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Speaker Info

Talks Available

Cycnoches, Mormodes, Catasetums recent trends
A review of the amazing world of Catasetinae, a lively and entertaining presentation, amazing pictures and the making of Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘the blackest orchid seen' also includes a thorough review of plant culture. A PowerPoint presentation.

Catasetinae Species and their Cultivation
The species Catasetums, Mormodes and Cycnoches are reviewed, male and female flowers and a complete plant culture section. A PowerPoint presentation.

Venezuela's National Flower, Cattleya mossiae
A beautiful expose of C. mossiae in the wild, amazing pictures of thousands of flowers covering the trees. Learn about the habitat and the perils that await C. mossiae. A PowerPoint presentation.

Judging Cycnoches, Mormodes and their Hybrids
Designed as an AOS judges training tool, this talk will familiarize you with the current judging standards, commonly found faults and how to approach awarding male and female flowers. A thorough and thought provoking discussion on an interesting group of orchids. A PowerPoint presentation.

Judging Mini-Catts”
Designed as an AOS judges training tool, this talk will familiarize you with the recent AOS awards, current judging standards, and commonly found faults. Fantastic picture of Mini-catt breeding trends from around the world. A PowerPoint presentation.

“Today’s Mini and Compact Cattleya’s”
A detailed look at the species and latest developments in the breeding and growing of these colorful flowers, A PowerPoint presentation.

Learn about this amazing group of species and hybrids. You may be aware of Bulbophyllums but have you grown them? They make excellent companion plants with Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilums. Little hybridization has been done but the results have been fantastic. A PowerPoint presentation.

“Aussie Dendrobiums and their Cultivation” 
Our friends down under have been breeding their native Dendrobiums and creating some fantastic flowers, the word is out!   Aussie Dens are easy to grow, tolerant of heat and cold, have fragrant flowers, and re-bloom from the old bulbs!!!  They grow well with Cattleyas and in frost free areas they are perfect plants for the shade house. 

“Judging Australian Native Dendrobium Species and Hybrids”
Designed as a training tool for AOS judges, this talk covers the most important species and hybrids in the Australian Native Dendrobium alliance.  Learn about the current judging standard and common faults and how best to evaluate and point these beautiful flowers.

"Becoming an 80 Percentile Grower"
Ever wonder what the most important requirements are for growing the best orchids?



Speaking and Show Schedule for 2018


  • Palomar Orchid Society, Jan. 3rd  “Judging Orchid Flowers”
  • Tamiami International Orchid Festival,  Jan. 12-14 
    Preorders accepted via e-mail

  • Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society, Jan. 8th  “Becoming an 80%  Grower”
  • Cool Growing Orchid Society, Jan 10th  “Becoming an 80%  Grower”
  • Saginaw Valley Orchid Society,  Jan. 20th  
  • Ann Arbor Orchid Society, Jan.  21st 
  • Ventura County Orchid Society, Jan. 23rd
  • Westside Cymbidium Society,  Feb. 6th  “Australian Dendrobiums”
  • Sacramento Orchid Society, Feb. 7th 2018
  • New Port Harbor Orchid Show at West Minster Mall,  Feb. 9-11
    Preorders accepted via e-mail
  • San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyist, Feb 15th

  • Orange County Orchid Society,  Feb. 21st 
  • 66th Pacific Orchid Exposition, Feb 23-26
    Preorders accepted via e-mail
  • Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, March 7-12
    Preorders accepted via e-mail
  • San Diego County Orchid Show, March 23-25
    Preorders accepted via e-mail
  • Fallbrook Garden Club, Mar. 27th “The Flower Fields”
  • Houston Orchid Show, April 14-15
    Preorders accepted via e-mail
  • Redland Orchid Festival, May 18-20
    Preorders accepted via e-mail
  • San Francisco Orchid Society, June 5th “Australian Dendrobiums”
  • London Orchid Society, Canada,  June 17th
  • Central Ontario Orchid Society, Canada, June 18th
  • SVO OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, June 23rd 9AM to 5 PM 
  • North Carolina Piedmont Orchid Society, Aug. 11th
  • Western North Carolina Orchid Society, Aug. 12th
  • Atlanta Orchid Society, Aug. 13th
  • Toronto Orchid Society, Sept 2nd
  • Smoky Mountain Orchid Society,  Sept 27th
  • Deep Cut Orchid Society, Oct. 9th
  • South Eastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society,  Oct. 10th
  • North Jersey Orchid Society, Oct. 11th
  • Las Vegas Orchid Society, Oct. 14th
  • Minnesota Orchid society, Oct 20th
  • Sarasota Orchid Society, Nov. 5th
  • St. Augustine Orchid Society, Nov. 6th
  • Venice area Orchid Society, Nov. 7th
  • Florida West Coast Orchid Society, Nov. 8th
  • Central Florida Orchid Society, Nov. 12th
  • Jacksonville Orchid Society, Nov. 13th
  • Delray Beach Orchid Society, Nov. 14th
  • Tampa Bay Orchid Society, Nov. 15th
  • SVO OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, Dec 1st  9AM to 5 PM
  • Southern California Orchid Species Club,  Dec. 9th

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Vista, CA 92081
(760) 310-0778


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