Sandhills Orchid Society Speaker
Peter started growing orchids over 35 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career. It wasn't until about 14 years ago that the orchid "bug" came back and he is now heavily involved once again! He is an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society, and a hybridizer of mini-catts. He enjoys meeting with other orchid enthusiasts, and can often be found at various orchid shows and societies around the country.
Due to limited growing space, Peter likes to specialize in miniature orchids, both species and hybrids, and has received numerous AOS awards. His interests in orchids include Dendrobiums, Angraecoids, and Neofinetias. He is also known as "Mr Sophronitis" as he has a passion for growing and collecting them. He maintains a collection of a thousand or more orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, outdoors, as well as an offsite greenhouse.
Peter has won over 180 AOS awards and is an accredited judge. He will be bringing plants for sale.
There are a number of Orchid Shows and Grower's events coming up this year:
Sandhills Orchid Society
- The TOS will have its Fall Fundraising Auction on Saturday, September 22nd at the Beech Shelter at Crabtree Lake Park in Morrisville, NC (near RTP airport). Once you are inside the park, the shelter is located off the 3rd driveway to the right.
- Rain or shine – the shelter is large, so we’ll be comfortable either way. Come out and bid on some beautiful new orchids to help support our society and our upcoming Orchid Show!
- The auction is open to the public – all visitors are welcome!
- A pot-luck style lunch begins at Noon – so, bring a covered dish to share! During this time, socialize and look over the plants to be auctioned. The Auction will start at 1:00PM.
- We will have a PowerPoint slideshow with pictures and information on each plant, so you know what you are bidding on.
- A list of plants to be auctioned will be posted closer to the date.
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