Amy Jacobsen from San Francisco will be the guest speaker at Wednesday’s (April 11, 2018) meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS). Amy will be speaking on the varieties of Laelia purpurata. She is well known in this field and has more than 150 varieties of Laelia purpurata in her collection. Many were obtained on her visits to Brazil and other countries in South America. Amy is an enthusiastic hobbyist orchid grower. She is an American Orchid Society judge and has spoken on numerous occasions throughout the Bay area. Amy grows the majority of her orchids in covered outdoor areas at her home and in an unheated greenhouse on the Northern California Coast (Half Moon Bay). She shares greenhouse space with her husband Ken Jacobsen’s large Cymbidium collection. Her special interests in orchids are Laelia anceps, Laelia purpurata, and Cattleya intermedia. In addition to Laelias and Cattleyas, Amy also grows Lycastes/Anguloas, Masdevallias, Pleurothallids, Aussie Dendrobiums, and a wide mix of other genera.
Wednesday’s HOS meeting will be held at the Lanakila Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 7:00 PM. Guests are more than welcome to attend. There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.