"Sobralias for SoCal"
Monday, October 10, 2016
(Doors open 6:30PM)
Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California
about our speaker
Although he teaches middle school kids for a living, one
of Tim’s passions has always been plants. Mr. Culbertson
began growing orchids as an offshoot from working at
Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia just after college.
From the very beginning it was all about Paphs, particularly
awarded and select clones of historic importance, of which
his collection numbers nearly 3000. While Tim loves
finding old, rare stepping stones in paph breeding, he also
does a little hybridizing, and growing up his “own babies”
is a blast. Mr. Culbertson is the youngest accredited judge
with the American Orchid Society, and has
served in various capacities with various orchid societies
in California and on the East Coast.
He loves meeting other people who like orchids too, and
doing so often finds him traveling to shows, vendors, and
peoples’ greenhouses to see the latest and greatest in new
hybrids and to get the best orchid gossip. Tim likes to be
involved in plants as much as possible; in addition to
Longwood, he has worked at the Smithsonian
Institution tending to their orchids, and for years
for the United States National Arboretum,
collecting rare plants and documenting cultivated species
and hybrids for their herbarium. In short, he really
likes plants! For tonight’s meeting, he’ll be sharing a
presentation on Maudiae-type paphs. These plants are
easy to grow and flower, are vigorous, and have low demands
on light and fertilizer, and as such are wonderful plants!
Tremendous advancements in breeding Maudiae-type paphs have
been made recently, and he will share some of these with
you, as well as help identify some of the important species
in the backgrounds of historically important and modern
Mau+diae-type paphs. By the end of this presentation,
you will have a new appreciation of what goes into breeding
trends for these types of plants, as well as an appreciation
of their beautiful flowers and ease-of-growth. Mr.
Culbertson will be providing a plant table of the newest,
modern, cutting-edge Maudiae-paph-style breeding, with both
blooming and unbloomed plants.
This evening's raffle table will feature orchids from Orchid Zone.
Click here to learn more about OSSC's regular 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!
other orchid news
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