May Speaker: Peter T. Lin, Diamond Orchids – Genus Dendrobium: A Family Portrait of Dendrobium Species
Peter T. Lin of Diamond Orchids, started growing orchids over 30 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career. It wasn’t until about 12 years ago that the orchid “bug” came back and he is now heavily involved once again.
Peter 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. He also has hundreds of photos of his orchids that he maintains on Flickr. You can view them by typing this address into the internet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minicatt/collections/
Due to limited growing space, Peter likes to specialize in miniature orchids, both species and hybrids, and has received numerous AOS awards. His other interests in orchids include Dendrobiums, Angraecoids, and Neofinetias. He maintains a collection of a thousand or more orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, as well as in the house under fluorescent lights.