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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Stream Helleborine Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)   
by BiteYourBum.Com Photography

Stream Helleborine Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)   
by BiteYourBum.Com Photography

Stream Helleborine Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)   
by BiteYourBum.Com Photography

Stream Helleborine Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)   
by BiteYourBum.Com Photography

Stream Helleborine Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)   
by BiteYourBum.Com Photography

Stream Helleborine Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)   
by BiteYourBum.Com Photography

Just one.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Santa Barbara Orchid Show   
by orchid dude

Santa Barbara Orchid Show   
by orchid dude

Santa Barbara Orchid Show   
by orchid dude

Santa Barbara Orchid Show   
by orchid dude

Santa Barbara Orchid Show   
by orchid dude

Santa Barbara Orchid Show   
by orchid dude

Santa Barbara Orchid Show   
by orchid dude

Show plants   
by orchid dude

Display at the Santa Barbara Orchid Show   
by orchid dude

Tolumnia Jairak Rainbow 'Sunrise'   
by orchid dude

Vanda Ken Kone 'Confetti'   
by orchid dude

Bulbophyllum medusae   
by orchid dude

Bulbophyllum medusae   
by orchid dude

Bulbophyllum medusae   
by orchid dude

mini Catasetum hybrid   
by orchid dude

#Paphiopedilum Montagnard (callosum x sukhakulii). #myorchids2014 #greenhouse #hybrid #orchid #flower #ladyslipper#orchidworld   
by orchid dude

#Vanda Paki (suavis x cristata) #myorchids2014#hybrid#orchid#greenhouse#flower#alwaysinbloom#orchidworld   
by orchid dude

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 80.   
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!

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!

The lonely orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Lonely orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Yellow orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Colorful orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Tribute to Sandy Elementary School. 12-14-2012   
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!

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!

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!

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens”   
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!

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!

“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!

Orchid 57.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 53.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 52.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Alfred in 'The Daily News', newspaper   
by orchid dude

Orchids 48.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 47.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 46.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 44.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 43.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 42.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 41.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 40.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 39.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 38.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 37.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 36.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchid 35.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 34.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 33.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 32.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchid 31.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 30.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchid 29.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchid 28.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 27.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchid 26.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!
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