January 2011 - Chris Croom

Christopher CroomChristopher CroomChristopher has been growing orchids for 11 years in San Diego, and grows mostly species orchids entirely outdoors, year-round. There are about 250 plants in his collection, and his collection has little focus: there are pepperings of Pleurothallids, droves of Dendrobiums, a number of cool-growing Vandaceous picks, Cattleya alliance members, and terrestrial oddities like Eulophia and Oeceoclades in his collection. Christopher worked with Andy's Orchids for one year and potted, watered, mounted plants and sold plants at shows; and has been the editor of the SDCOS Newsletter and a Board member for the SDCOS since 2005. He has presented at numerous orchid societies along the west coast of the U.S., as far away as Seattle, and has done a presentation for the POS in the past about orchid fragrances. His new talk will be about the cymbidium species, and he promises it will be interesting.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 7:00pm