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.)


There are 1646  photos in the OSSC flickr group.
Results Per Page: 24   48   96  
Sorted by: interestingness, date uploaded
Page: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69   

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!

“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!

“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!

“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!

My orchid growing area May 2012   
by rwa_in_SD

“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!

Orchid 54.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 53.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Orchids 52.   
by Alexandra Rudge. California life!

Phalaenopsis fasciata   
by orchid dude

Phalaenopsis violacea   
by orchid dude

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

Cattleya ' La Princesita '   
by emmily1955
Page: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69 

Bookmark and Share
OSSC Auction Details Amazon Associates Promo
You can save money AND help OSSC by clicking on the Amazon.com logo above to shop at Amazon.com. OSSC will receive a small percentage of the money you spend, at no additional cost to you!