Peter T. Lin of Diamond Orchids will speak about "Mini-Catts: Delightful Cattleyas in Miniature" at Palomar Orchid Society's meeting from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, at the Carlsbad Woman's Club, 3320 Monroe St. Guests are welcome. Visit website at palomarorchid.org. Peter started growing orchids over 25 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career. It wasn't until about 9 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 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 three small greenhouses, outdoors, as well as indoors.