Our March Speaker is Allen Black!

Our March speaker will be Allen Black.  Allen has been a presenter at the Odom's Cattleya Orchid Symposium a number of times and many people attend solely to get a chance to buy his unusual hybrids at the Cattleya Auction frequently bidding well into the hundreds of dollars.  Allen's presentation will be :
Brassavola cucullata and Its Hybrids 
In this presentation, we explore the wonderful Brassavola cucullata and its hybrids.
The presentation includes lots of beautiful pictures and covers the following topics:
-  My Breeding Goals.
-  Brassavola cucullata…the Species.
-  Brassavola cucullata influence in breeding.
-  A Look at Brassavola cucullata hybrids.

Our 2017 show is coming up fast!  Here is a link to the flyer with a discount coupon just for you.

Some of our annual activities

Allen Black Biography: 
Allen Black is a hobbyist orchid grower and breeder (i.e., non-commercial) from Richmond, VA.
He has been growing and breeding orchids for over 20 years.  
His main breeding efforts have been directed at Brassavola-Cattleya alliance novelty hybrids.  
He has registered over 70 of his orchid hybrids.

Novelty Brassavola/Cattleya Alliance Breeding - Spiders And Stars

Are you growing weary of the meristems, more-of-the-same, big, round, beautiful, Cattleya alliance hybrids? 
Do you want something "different, unique, or exciting"? 
This presentation is for you!  There's still hope in the orchid breeding world! 
Explore the breeding results of hobbyist orchid breeder, Allen Black.
His breeding efforts have been directed at developing novelty flowers, something different, beautiful, & unusual. 
He approaches breeding as an art form.  Breeding Brassavola/Cattleya alliance is his specialty. 

Photo Contest!
As many of you know, we hold a photo contest at our annual show. Pictures of orchids only,

please, and here are the rules:
1. Must be 8x10 or larger, matted or framed.

2. Must be your photo, no Internet orchids please.
3. Maximum of 3 photos per membership.
4. Must have your name, address, and phone number on back of photo. Address labels work best.
5. Please bring your photos to the March meeting or to the PSL Community Center on setup day,
Thursday, March 16th, from 10 AM until noon.
Photos will be judged. In the event we have too many photos, those who have submitted 3 photos will be reduced to their 2 best, so everyone will have a chance to enter.
Thanks you all, and here’s to many blue ribbons!

Diana Kulaga has found a great link for us!  Here it is.  Please click and explore.​http://angraecums.blogspot.com/p/behind-clonal-names.html