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 192  photos in the OSSC flickr group.
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#Paphiopedilum Montagnard (callosum x sukhakulii). #myorchids2014 #greenhouse #hybrid #orchid #flower #ladyslipper#orchidworld   
by orchid dude

#Vanda Paki (suavis x cristata) #myorchids2014#hybrid#orchid#greenhouse#flower#alwaysinbloom#orchidworld   
by orchid dude

Nature's composition!   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Showy lady slipper.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

“Just one smile...   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

“Imperceptible to you or me, flowers move and turn…oh yes, they do!”   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Tribute to Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

And so I dreamed...   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Pink orchid.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Ochids 80.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Ochids 78.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Ochids 79.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Ochids 66.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Ochids 63.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Ochids 65.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Summer time!!!   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Two orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Yellow orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Colorful orchids.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

Tribute to Sandy Elementary School. 12-14-2012   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.”   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

“Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.”   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.   
by Alexandra Rudge. Califonria life!
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