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Next Meeting is on Thursday, October 11th, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room
 1331 Concord Ave. Concord, CA

Dale Martin will speak about 
Terrestrial Orchids of Australia


"I was first stuck by the orchid bug in my early teens, when I discovered a commercial Phalaenopsis grower near where I grew up in Phoenix Arizona. 
After moving to the San Francisco Bay area in 1976, I quickly became acquainted with Rod McClellan's orchids in South San Francisco and it wasn't long until my kitchen window was brimming with orchids. 

A move to Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) in 1989, afforded an opportunity to house my rapidly growing orchid collection in a backyard greenhouse. In 1999, my wife and I completed construction of a new greenhouse (and home) in Petaluma. 
Austin Creek Orchids was established in 2001. I semi-retired from the high tech industry in 2014, leaving more time for grandchildren… and orchids! 

In the past few years, I have focused largely on Paphiopedilums, although I grow many other genera including Angraecum, Bulbophyllum, Cattleya, Dendrobium, and various vandaceous species and hybrids.

My wife and I have done a fair amount of international travel over the years, but with the exception of our 2015 trip to southwestern Australia, it was never about orchids."


Thelymitra villosa

Caladenia procera

Elythranthera brunonis

Caldenia chapmanii

The plant table will be provided by Dale Martin

The speaker will bring sales plants. Also if any members are interested in purchasing plants from his website, they can get 10% off and no charge for shipping if they pick them up at the meeting. http://www.austincreekorchids.com

Dinner with the Speaker at 5:30 pm is at Sichuan Fortune House, 41 Woodsworth Ln, Pleasant Hill , CA 94523 Everyone is invited to attend and meet our speaker - email Bettty Chinn at kauwonn@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

Visit the Diablo View Orchid Society page on Facebook: 

It is a CLOSED GROUP page, to which only members can post orchid related pictures and comments. To become a member use this link 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1688682468073346/?ref= ts&fref=ts
and someone will contact you and invite you to the group.

Last update 10/30/18 Webmaster, Ulrike Ahlborn webmaster@diabloviewos.org
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