orchids we grow

Southern California orchid growers are blessed with (mostly) moderate temperatures throughout the year, allowing many orchids to be grown outdoors. In fact, fully 40% of OSSC members don't have a greenhouse! The photos on these pages are all examples of plants that have been grown in Southern California, both in and out of greenhouses, and come from the OSSC flickr group, which is open to all Southern California orchid enthusiasts. By default, the  "most interesting" photos are presented first. (Note: the degree of "interestingness" is determined by flickr's proprietary methodology.)


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Colorful orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Mother nature's masterpiece.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

The beauty that never sleeps.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Potinara Exotic Dreams   
by Ligia M Lo Re

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers ...   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

The lonely orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

A prayer for the victims of hurricane Irma!   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Love is flower like;   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

   
by Armine Abrahamyan

I was enchanted by her beauty...   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

We humans think we are smart, but an orchid,   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Oncidium orchid species   
by mondomuse

Today is my birthday, time to celebrate!   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Cattleya Blue Velvet 'Surprise' SM/JOGA (Kazuko Takamatsu x Mini Purple)   
by Jesús 56

Cattleya Mericlone Blc. Husky Boy ' Romeo' BM/JGP'99 (Blc. Evergreen x Lc. Orglade's Glow).   
by Jesús 56

Two yellow orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Just one.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Cattleya   
by Jesús 56

Nature's composition!   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Showy lady slipper.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Just one smile...   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Imperceptible to you or me, flowers move and turn…oh yes, they do!”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Tribute to Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

And so I dreamed...   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Pink orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 74.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 80.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 75.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 76.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 77.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 78.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 79.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 66.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 63.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochids 65.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Summer time!!!   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Stelis sp.   
by In Memoriam: Ecuador Megadiverso

Ascocentrum miniatum   
by Leon Verde

Two orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Perfect orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 60.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Happy birthday Lucinha!   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Happy birthday Susi!   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchid close-up.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

The lonely orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Lonely orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Doble beauty.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Yellow orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Colorful orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Elegant orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Lepanthes odontocera?   
by In Memoriam: Ecuador Megadiverso

Lepanthes monoptera   
by In Memoriam: Ecuador Megadiverso

Tribute to Sandy Elementary School. 12-14-2012   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (Explore, Dec. 8th 2012)   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Happiness is a present attitude and not a future condition.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“It is only goodness which gives extras,   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

The flower is the poetry of reproduction.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Flowers really do intoxicate me.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

I like to think a flower opens itself to outgrow its plantedness. That it yearns to be carried away.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Flowers whisper "Beauty!" to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Choose only one master - Nature"   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Fear is a habit; I am not afraid.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 59.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Neofinetia falcata 'Koyo'   
by Uluwehi Knecht

“Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Gongora claviodora   
by Leon Verde

Dendrobium hybrid   
by Leon Verde

“Wordplay hides a key to reality that the dictionary tries in vain to lock inside every free word.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

“Between living and dreaming there is a third thing. Guess it.”   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Ochid 58.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchid with insect. (Thanks Explore)   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Thank you "L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden".   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!
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