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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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!

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!

“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!
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