Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Bluebird'

Phal. cornu cervi

Phal Baby Hat X Phal Sogo Lit-Angel

Phalaenopsis Earth Star Abed-Nego 'Pine Ridge #1'

Phal Earth Star Abed-Nego 'Pine Ridge #1'

Paphiopedilum sanderianum 'Show Shan' X philippinense '9F'

Paph sanderianum ' Show Shan' X Paph philippinense '9F'

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The American Orchid Society (AOS) web site has a wealth of information about not only the society itself, but also information about joining, visiting, supporting, purchasing orchid resource related material and nationwide listings of aos affiliated events.

Excellent cultural pages on the major genera can be downloaded or read online.

AOS | Culture Sheets


Orchid Conservation

Orchid Conservation Coalition 

A grassroots organization made up to network people, orchid societies, and orchid businesses dedicated to raising awareness and money for orchid conservation ("1% for Orchid Conservation" is encouraged).  Participation in this program can make conservation a real aspect of orchid growing for the average orchid grower and orchid society.

The Orchid Conservation Alliance

The Orchid Conservation Alliance was founded in 2006 to promote the conservation of orchids and orchid habitat around the world.  Currently they are working to create reserves in South America to protect orchids in their native habitat.



A  select few resource sites  have something for nearly everyone.

Orchidwire - connecting a world of orchids.  A listing by category, genus, country, alphabetical, etc. of the majority of orchid sites in the world.

Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia - as of 2/8/14 there were pictures and cultivation information on 17,374 orchid species in 778 genera!  

The Orchid Photo Page - outstanding quality photographs of orchids for viewing and images may be used with listed qualifications.

Ron Parsons Photographs - orchids and other wildflowers.   Excellent quality photographs with content routinely being added.

Orchid Species Photographs - arranged by genera in alphabetical order - a significant quantity and quality listing. 

Global Orchids Info - a developing site that has a good start to an orchid photograph database and a calendar list of shows.

Orchids: The Exotic Flower Guide - a trio of interesting links to information about each of 16 different genera.

Orchidaceae: A Guide to the Orchid Flower Family - another similar grouping of 16 genera with three links each - a few repeats, but some unique different insights as well!


Orchid forums are a great online resource to join international virtual communities to learn about and discuss all facets of orchid growing.

Each forum is different and has its own character – each with unique properties and interesting groups of people. If you have not done so already, why not check one or two out? The following alphabetical listing of some of the available online forums:

Big Leaf Orchids (Phalaenopsis)

Gardenweb Orchid Forum

Orchid Board

Orchid Geeks

Orchid Source Forum

Orchid Forums

Orchid Talk

Semi Hydro (Orchid) Forum

Slipper Talk

The Slipper Orchid Forum

The Orchid Forum (South Africa)

The UK Orchid Forum

Yahoo Orchid Culture Forum


If you are looking to find an aos affiliated society in Oregon outside of the Salem/Keizer area check out the listing below.

Note that the phone numbers and contact information is for the contact of each area representative of the American orchid society. It is recommended that you call, write or email (where possible) the noted contact person of each local society for details concerning meeting times or places for any particular date.

Central Coast Orchid Society

AOS Rep: Elsie Flower
C/o Elsie Flower
556 NW 55 St
Newport OR 97365
E-mail: donels@charter.net
Meeting Info: 2nd Thursday, monthly, 7:00 PM

Magic Valley Orchid Society

AOS Rep: James Huffman
1124 S W 6th Ave.
Ontario OR 97914
Web: www.mvos.org
Meeting Info: 2nd Monday, monthly, 7:00 p.m., except July & August

Mary's Peak Orchid Society

AOS Rep: Brian Dahl
Dorothea Ferral
PO Box 502
Philomath OR 97370-0502
E-mail: loulew@peak.org
Meeting Info: 2nd Tuesday, monthly, 7:00 p.m.

Oregon Orchid Society Inc.

c/o Rick Burian
5142 SW Vermont St.
Portland OR 97219-1028
Web: www.oregonorchidsociety.org
Meeting Info: 3rd Tuesday, Monthly, 7:30 pm, beginner program 6:45 pm.

Pacific Orchid Society

Carol J. Baughman
296 North 14th St.
Coos Bay OR 97420
Web: www.pacificorchidsociety.com
E-mail: jctrop@harborside.com
Meeting Info: 1st Wednesday, Monthly, 7:00 pm

Portland Orchid Society

AOS Rep: Susan Heuer
12533 SW 55 Pl
Portland OR 97219-7114
E-mail: susanheuer@att.net
Web: www.portlandorchidsociety.org
Meeting Info: 4th Tuesday, monthly 7:00 pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Portland, OR

Rogue Valley Orchid Society

% George Brown
215 Renault Avenue
Medford OR 97501
Web: www.roguevalleyorchidsociety.org
E-mail: DavidSusan@ashlandhome.net
Meeting Info: 2nd Thursday, monthly,7:30 pm.

Sunset Empire Orchid Society

% Lori Durheim
398 Atlantic
Astoria OR 97103
Meeting Info: 2nd Sunday, monthly, 2:00 pm.

Umpqua Orchid Society

c/o Clark Brinkman
PO Box 119
Glide OR 97443
E-mail: orchidaemom@yahoo.com
Meeting Info: 2nd Thursday, monthly, 7:00 pm.

Willamette Orchid Society

PO Box 41977
Eugene OR 97404
Meeting Info: 3rd Wednesday, monthly, 7:30 pm

Northwest Orchid Vendors who have been involved in CCOS Annual Show & Sale over the last several years - 2010 & later.  *2012 Vendor

Aloha Orchids of Oregon*
Susan Heuer
12533 SW 55th Place
Portland, Oregon 97219
(503) 244-3146

Blue Barn Growers
Hal Kafka
29550 NE David Lane
Newberg, Oregon 97132
(503) 537-4585
Email: hal@bluebarngrowers.com

EZ Orchids
Robin and Perry Richardson
41050 SE Allgeier Road
Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 668-5339

Greenhouse Specialists, Inc.*
Scott C. Seaton
41134 Cole School Road
Stayton, Oregon 97383
Orchiata (and other) Bark Supplier 
(877) 982-8502 & (866) 982-8502 cell
Email: scott@greenhousespecialists.com

Hillsview Gardens
Theresa Hill
13726 S. Mulino Rd.
PO Box 1076
Mulino, OR 97042
(503) 829-9808
Email: orchids@hillsviewgardens.com

James Snyder*
351 S Broad Street
Monmounth, Oregon 97361
(503) 838-4304
Email: jsnyder@minetfiber.com

Marcia Romick*
1293 Regency Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97401
(541) 683-2500

Nadine Gindhart
2391 Sony Loop
Eugene, Oregon 97404
(541) 688-5739
Email: rgindhart@att.net

Nielsen Orchids*
PO Box 2287
Waldport, Oregon 97394-2287
(877) 634-5766 or   541-563-7453
Email: orders@nielsonorchids.com

Orchid Obsession Growing Supplies

Phill & Connie Endicott
3525 Archwood St.
Eugene, Oregon 97404
(541) 689-0413
Email: orchid3@cmc.net

Small Hill Orchids
Erin & Stephen Nelson
2207 North Hamilton St
Spokane, Washington 99207
(509) 4822-1005

Tropicals for Collectors*
Greg Nielsen
713 E. 6th Street
Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 577-0525
Email: airplantman@comcast.net