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James Rose
"Lycastes"
Monday, April 13, 2015
7:30PM

(Doors Open 6:30PM)

Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California


about our speaker

James Rose attended University of California 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 in 1987, and totally redesigned the former cymbidium cut flower range to what is now a world renowned 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, Masdevallia,  Lycaste, Paphiopedilum alliances as well as a good assortment of African species. More recently, James and Lauris have become recognized for their superior "Pacific" line of reed-stem Epidendrums, which have evolved over 12 years of selective breeding.

James has published in the AOS, Orchid Digest, and CSA magazines, and is well respected for his vast knowledge as well as his distinctive sense of humor. He lectures all over the world…from Japan to South Africa, to Europe, at orchid shows and World Orchid Conferences.

He is a Cymbidium Society of America Judge, former member of the AOS Conservation Committee, and active member of the Japan Grand Prix Organizing committee where he has judged every year at the world famous Tokyo Dome.

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news in brief

  • NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: [Submitted by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on March 2, 2014]. Starting this month, every new member and their sponsor will each receive a certificate good for one 1-gallon Cymbidium orchid, courtesy of Orchids by Art in North Hills, CA, which is owned and operated by OSSC member Art Mendoza. The society expresses sincere thanks to Art for this generous offer. This offer supercedes the prior offer from Rudvalis Orchids.
  • WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK!: [Submitted by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on April 18, 2012] As of March 30, anyone visiting the OSSC Facebook page saw a new look, brought about by a new format standard introduced by Facebook. The new look features a beautiful, page-wide photo of a Cattleya taken by OSSC Member Charles B. Boco. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/orchidssc . In a related development, OSSC now has over 200 "likes" on Facebook. If you haven't already done so, you can add to that number by clicking the "Like " button found to the right of this story. Thanks!

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