Oakland Orchid Show in '99

Oakland Orchid Show was held in Oakland, CA. suported by Oakland Orchid Society. Miss Samantha Kha send this information and photo for this site. Thank you, Sam.

There was an orchid show on November 13 and 14 in Oakland, CA. Oakland is located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay. The show was a small one put up by the Oakland Orchid Society. Here, some aspects of the show will be introduced. This show took place inside the city park next to a lake.

Form Miss Samantha Kha

I live in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA). I started growing orchids about three years ago. I quickly decided Paphiopedilum is my favorite type of orchids, especially the species. Today, I have over 1000 plants in my collection with Paph and Phrag consist of over 90% of my collection. I manage to keep all these beauties in my small 10 feet x 10 feet greenhouse. Like any hobbyist, I can't resist other types of orchids. I have Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Phragmipedium, Dendrobium, etc. in my collection. It's amazing how at times, I would get rid of everything that is not a Paph or Phrag and they somehow manage to sneak back into my collection. My goal is to one day have a complete collection of Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium species and their variations. I came pretty close to achieving this goal, but the newly discovered Paph species in Asia are making this an ever-endless quest.

These are some display in the show.

Paph. delenatii

Paph. insigne 'Ben'

Paph. spicerianum 'Bostocks'

Paph. charlesworthii 'Clyde'

Paph. tigrinum 'Tamara'

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