Monday, April 13, 2015
(Doors Open 6:30PM)
Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California
about our speaker
James Rose attended University of California
Santa Barbara as an anthropology major. In 1971 he began
working at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. After 16
years there, and becoming manager, he left to establish his own
nursery with his wife, Lauris. In 1987 they purchased
Orchids By Rowe, a 2 acre cymbidium nursery 2 blocks from
the Pacific Ocean in 1987, and totally redesigned the former
cymbidium cut flower range to what is now a world renowned orchid
nursery providing one of the largest varieties of orchid species and
hybrids in the U.S.
Cal-Orchid maintains an active breeding program and stud
collection built upon decades of international travel. James
is very well known for having a distinctively selective "eye" for
the new unusual plant, and Cal-Orchid's new and long-time customers
enjoy reaping the benefits.
The nursery's inventory features the Cattleya, Cymbidium,
Odontoglossum, Masdevallia, Lycaste, Paphiopedilum alliances as
well as a good assortment of African species. More recently, James
and Lauris have become recognized for their superior "Pacific" line
of reed-stem Epidendrums, which have evolved over 12 years of
James has published in the AOS, Orchid Digest, and CSA magazines,
and is well respected for his vast knowledge as well as his
distinctive sense of humor. He lectures all over the world…from
Japan to South Africa, to Europe, at orchid shows and World Orchid
He is a Cymbidium Society of America Judge, former member of the
AOS Conservation Committee, and active member of the Japan Grand
Prix Organizing committee where he has judged every year at the
world famous Tokyo Dome.
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information on OSSC's regular monthly meetings.
news in brief
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: [Submitted by
OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on March 2, 2014].
Starting this month, every new member and their sponsor
will each receive a certificate good for one 1-gallon
Cymbidium orchid, courtesy of
Orchids by Art in North Hills, CA, which is owned
and operated by OSSC member Art Mendoza. The society
expresses sincere thanks to
Art for this generous offer. This offer supercedes the
prior offer from
WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK!: [Submitted
by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on April 18, 2012]
As of March 30, anyone visiting the OSSC Facebook page
saw a new look, brought about by a new format standard
introduced by Facebook. The new look features a
beautiful, page-wide photo of a Cattleya taken by OSSC
Member Charles B. Boco. Check it out at
http://www.facebook.com/orchidssc . In a related
development, OSSC now has over 200 "likes" on Facebook.
If you haven't already done so, you can add to that
number by clicking the "Like " button found to the right
of this story. Thanks!
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