Went to the seedling sale at Casa de las Orquideas recently. If you've never been to their sale, you should go. They had great seedlings and mature plants for sale. They are known for their spotted and brilliantly-colored Cymbidiums as well as their Zygopetalums. The business is a family-owned, and I enjoyed visiting with Miki, Karl and Nancy Batchman. I walked down to one of the main greenhouses where another customer had a stunning tangerine-colored Cymbidium with a spotted red lip set aside. I knew I had to have one! It was called Cym. Magic Lantern "Prolific". Can't wait until it blooms! I ended up taking home a boxful of plants. While there, I ran into SDCCS members Lena Shiroma and Alex Nadzan - they too were enjoying the sale and both took home numerous plants.
SDCCS members Lena Shiroma (l) and Alex Nadzan with Miki Batchman.
Post by Debra Funakoshi
Judging at the San Diego County Orchid Society Show (SDCOS) March, 2018.
Three orchids were awarded:
Cym insigne ssp. insigne
Exhibited by Andy’s Orchids
Awarded Silver Medal, 82.47 pts.
Cym. Devon Jack x (Valley Legend x Boop D Doop) S/CSA
Exhibited by Vince Gonowski
Awarded Silver Medal, 80.11 pts.
Paph. villosum 'Mardi Gras' S/CSA
Exhibited by Debby Haliday
Awarded Silver Medal, 79.89 pts.
Two displays received the Gold Medal:
Casa de las Orquideas
Text and photos by Phyllis Prestia
Have you ever wanted to enter your orchid plants for judging? The Cymbidium Society of America has announced the official opening of the Southern California CSA Judging Center at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Judging is limited to cymbidiums, paphiopedilums, phragmipediums, and cypripediums, and will take place on the second Saturday of the month:
The Judging Schedule for 2018 is: Jan. 6, Feb. 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14,
Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8
Plant registration is at 12:30 p.m., and judging begins at 1:00 p.m. The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens is located at 1151 Oxford Rd. in San Marino, CA. Judging takes place in the Mishler Resource Building. Results will be published in the CSA Journal.
If you wish to enter plants but are unable to attend the judging yourself, please contact Phyllis Prestia, Judging Center Chairman. You can arrange to have Phyllis take your plants to judging. Please contact her at email@example.com for details.