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June 9, 2024 Meeting

Date: Sunday 06/09/2024

Location: Spartan Community Center of Hazelwood
134 E Elizabeth St, Pittsburgh, PA 15207


Doors open at 12:45pm; Approximate times: Mini Class at 1pm – Speaker at 3pm

Mini-class: How to grow paphiopedilums and phragmipediums in your home

By: Demetria Marsh

Topic: World Orchid conference in Taiwan

Speaker: Peter Lin of Diamond Orchids


Peter is bringing plants for sale (no member sales). Pre orders are due June 4 and will have a 10% discount. Please see the website for the listPeter T. Lin - Diamond Orchids



Peter would like to stay with a member. Please reach out if you are available Saturday night. 



Peter started growing orchids over 40 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career.  It wasn't until about 20 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 several thousand orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, outdoors, as well as an offsite greenhouse.

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