Oct 092012

Our October meeting will be a real treat. We have Greg Allikas presenting a new program titled “The 25 Best Orchids I Have Seen in the Past Three Years”. Greg photographs about 200 award winning plants per year which represents about 10% of the total given by AOS, so this will be a good overview of the best orchids judged by the AOS.

Greg has been a commercial photographer in the Palm Beaches and an orchid grower since 1970. He is the awards photographer for the AOS West Palm Beach Judging Center and the Florida-Caribbean Judging Center in Miami and many annual Orchid Shows in south Florida. His photos are regularly seen in the AOS publications including the annual calendar and Awards Quarterly and the Orchids magazine. He has written articles for both the Orchids magazine and Orchid Digest and has been published in the Russian magazine, World of Orchids. Together with Ned Nash, Greg has published three orchid books: Four Seasons of Orchids, The World’s Most Beautiful Orchids, and Pocket Guide to Orchids. In 2005, Greg was honored to consult on and supply photography for a United Nations postal administration endangered species stamp release featuring 12 endangered orchid species.

Greg has traveled internationally to photograph orchids in their native habitats as well as to do award photography at International Shows. He is a popular speaker in demand at orchid societies across the U.S. We are thrilled to have him here to present a program for us.

This will be a wonderful program and we hope you will all attend and be sure to invite your friends.