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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Happy birthday Susi!   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

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

The lonely orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Three ORCHIDS by Ross Care   
by BudCat14/Ross

Two ORCHIDS by Ross CARE   
by BudCat14/Ross

Lonely orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Doble beauty.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Yellow orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

ORCHIDS by Ross Care   
by BudCat14/Ross

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

Cattleya ' La Princesita '   
by emmily1955

Orchid 57.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 56.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 55.   
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!

Orchids 51.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 50.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 49.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Phalaenopsis fasciata   
by orchid dude

Phalaenopsis violacea   
by orchid dude

Paphiopedilum liemianum '#1' x Hsinying Franz '#2'   
by orchid dude

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

Orchids 48.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 47.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids.   
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!

Orchids 25.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchid 24.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

(Sc. Chester x Slc. Red Chili) 'Diamond Orchids'   
by mini-catts

Orchid 23.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 21.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchid 20.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 19.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!

Orchids 18.   
by Alexandra Rudge.California life!
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