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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Alfred with Bardendrom Nanboh Pixie 'Cherry Moon'   
by orchid dude

Bulbophyllum blumei   
by orchid dude

Pleurothallis allenii   
by orchid dude

Ascocentrum pumilum   
by orchid dude

Sophronitis wittigiana (rosea)   
by orchid dude

Haraella odorata   
by orchid dude

Sigmatostalix unguiculata   
by orchid dude

Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Blue Boy' (Explore Nov 26 #86)   
by orchid dude

Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Blue Boy'   
by orchid dude

Vanda Esther Gansky   
by orchid dude

Vanda Esther Gansky   
by orchid dude

Vanda Esther Gansky   
by orchid dude

Baptistonia colorata   
by mini-catts

Sophronitis brevipedunculata 'Diamond Orchids'   
by mini-catts

Barbosella cogniauxiana   
by orchid dude

Stanhopea tricornis   
by orchid dude

Dendrobium Clown Feathers   
by orchid dude

Paphiopedilum gratrixianum   
by orchid dude

Euanthe (Vanda) sanderiana   
by orchid dude

Miltonia clowesii   
by DonCrain

Oncidium Juihbao Gold   
by DonCrain

Rhyncattleyanthe Vermillion Sunset 'Copper Nugget'   
by DonCrain

Cattleya ' La Princesita '   
by emmily1955

Tolumnia Midas 'Willow Pond'   
by orchid dude

Pelatantheria insectifera -detail-   
by orchid dude

Pelatantheria insectifera   
by orchid dude

***orchid fest such lovely colors! WOW   
by dagutzyone 

orchid fest   
by dagutzyone 

orchid fest almost RED! poss Potinara red crab   
by dagutzyone 

orchid fest   
by dagutzyone 

orchid fest KV Honey (moth orchid)   
by dagutzyone 

***orchid fest   
by dagutzyone 

Epicat Plicaboa   
by orchid dude

Ascocenda Tavivat 'Sweet Fragrance'   
by orchid dude

Ascocenda Tavivat 'Sweet Fragrance' -detail-   
by orchid dude

Pectelis sagarikii 1   
by mini-catts

Vanda Gordon Dillon 'Lea'   
by orchid dude

Vanda Pachara Delight 'Isabella'   
by orchid dude

Catasetum BRENT Baker 'Priscilla' AM/AOS   
by disanuts

Laelia pumila   
by orchid dude

Cattleya dowiana (Kawamoto seedling) Sep 2010   
by rwa_in_SD

Pleurothallis pectinata 'Champagne Bubbles'   
by orchid dude

Angraecum distichum 4   
by mini-catts

Prosthechea cochleata   
by orchid dude

Rhynchostylis retusa -detail-   
by orchid dude

Rhynchostylis retusa   
by orchid dude

Cattleya labiata semi-alba 'Foleyana'   
by orchid dude

Orchid 57.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Peace & love!

Blc Pamela Heatherton 'Coronation' FCC/AOS   
by orchid dude

Blc Pamela Heatherton 'Coronation' FCC/AOS   
by orchid dude

Bardendrom Nanboh Pixie 'Cherry Moon'   
by orchid dude

Pot. Lovely Fantasy   
by rwa_in_SD

Blc. Magic Meadows 'Lee' (12-2011)   
by rwa_in_SD

Slc Mango Spice   
by orchid dude

P1070109 purple orchid   
by Taphapy

Pot. Krull's Courtney Bratton 'Lemon Red-Hot' HCC-AOS   
by mini-catts

Slc. Red Jewel 'Mini Scarlet'   
by mini-catts

P1060798 TJ lavender orchid   
by Taphapy

Fredclarkeara Baker's darkness   
by disanuts

Bulbophyllum barbigerum   
by disanuts

Bulbophyllum gracillimum 'Joy's Dancing spider' AM/AOS   
by disanuts

Comparettia speciosa 'Baker's dream butterfly'   
by disanuts

Blc. Lynches River (Lc. Mary Ellen Carter 'Bright Eyes' x Blc. Oconee 'Mendenhall' AM-AOS)   
by rwa_in_SD

Lepenthes telipogoniflora   
by disanuts

Slc. Mini Beau 'Select 09'   
by mini-catts

Pot. Burgundy Splendor 'Exotic Orchids'   
by rwa_in_SD

Phragmipedium Ashley Wilkes   
by orchid dude

DSC_0047 White Phalaenopsis #39.   
by marksobers

DSC_0047 White Phalaenopsis #33   
by marksobers

DSC_0043 White Phalaenopsis #31   
by marksobers

100_4835 White Phalaenopsis #30   
by marksobers

100_4796a White Phalaenopsis #28   
by marksobers

100_4796 White Phalaenopsis #27   
by marksobers

DSC_0384 White Phalaenopsis #26   
by marksobers

P1050655 TJ yellow mini orchid   
by Taphapy

DSC_0384 White Phalaenopsis #25   
by marksobers

Sl Orpetii (Explore Sept 18 #319)   
by orchid dude

DSC_0303 White Phalaenopsis #19   
by marksobers

DSC_0277 White Phalaenopsis #16   
by marksobers

Hawkinsara Peggy's Dream 'Fantasy Flare' 3   
by mini-catts

DSC_0276 White Phalaenopsis #15   
by marksobers

DSC_0255 White Phalaenopsis #13   
by marksobers

DSC_0231 White Phalaenopsis #12   
by marksobers

100_4279 White Phalaenopsis #10   
by marksobers

100_4200 White Phalaenopsis #9   
by marksobers

000_1013 White Phalaenopsis #7   
by marksobers

100_4084 White Phalaenopsis #5   
by marksobers

000_0998 White Phalaenopsis #2   
by marksobers

Prosthechea cochleata -detail-   
by orchid dude

Neofinetia falcata x Aerides lawrenceae 4   
by mini-catts

DSC_1296   
by disanuts

100_4920 Fully developed spike and flowers. July, 2011.   
by marksobers

100_4919 Fully developed spike and flowers. July, 2011.   
by marksobers

100_4703 The spike elongates on this Phalaenopsis orchid. April, 2011.   
by marksobers

000_1024 A tiny spike starts to form, March 2011 on this Phalaenopsis orchid.   
by marksobers

Renantanda Paul Gripp '#1' 2   
by mini-catts
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