Heart of Texas Orchid Society 45th Annual Orchid Show & Sale April 23-24, 2016 Zilker Botanical Garden Center Thank You Austin!
Some Photos of the Show - Many thanks to all our member volunteers who made our 45th Annual Show such a great success!
News & Announcements Mark your calendars for upcoming events. . . .
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Monthly meeting - Our speaker for this month is James Rose of Cal-Orchids. See his bio below and plan on an entertaining evening. He will have plants for sale at the meeting. If you want to pre-order, please visit their website at www.calorchid.com.
James Rose of Cal-Orchids is our guest speaker at May 3rd Meeting
James attended University of Ca. Santa Barbara as an anthropology major. In 1971 he began working at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. After 16 years there, and becoming manager, he left to establish his own nursery with his wife, Lauris. In 1987 they purchased Orchids By Rowe, a 2 acre cymbidium nursery 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean, and totally redesigned the former cymbidium cut flower range to what is now a world re-known orchid nursery providing one of the largest varieties of orchid species and hybrids in the U.S.
Cal-Orchid maintains an active breeding program and stud collection built upon decades of international travel. James is very well known for having a distinctively selective 'eye' for the new unusual plant, and Cal-Orchid's new and long-time customers enjoy reaping the benefits.
The nursery's inventory features the Cattleya, Cymbidium, Odontoglossum, Epidendrum, Lycaste, Paphiopedilum alliances as well as a good assortment of African species. James and Lauris have become recognized for their superior 'Pacific' line of reedstem Epidendrums, which have evolved over 12 years of selective breeding and have garnered awards around the world.