Welcome to Santa Barbara California...
S.B.International Orchid Show
THIS WEEKEND MARCH 8,9,10
We are closed Tue,Wed,Thurs. leading up to this huge event to prepare the nursery and sales booths at the showgrounds. Visit the show website WWW.SBORCHIDSHOW.COM
We are again happy to offer a new list of fantatistic Lycaste seedlings from our suppliers in Japan. We have established these plants and they are now coming with strong new growths and are ready for sale. We offer a few different crosses of Lyc. Memoria Momomi Motoharal(Cherish X skinneri) and Lyc. Abou Sunset( Chita Sunset X Alan Salzman). In additon to the seedlings, we can offer very selected divisions of the cross of Lyc. Nagai International(Chita Sunset X skinneri).
We offer thre differnt crosse of Ly.c. Cherish X Lyc. skinneri. Each cross will give a variety of pink color from light pink to deep rosy pink, all with super shape and size.
Lyc. (Cherish X skinneri) #18
Lyc. (Cherish X skinneri) #20
Lyc. (Cherish X skinneri) #21
Offered are three different crosses of Lyc. Abou Sunset which will produce a variety of colors from deep raspberry pink to dark red.
Lyc. Abou Sunset #59
Lyc. Abou Sunset #75
Lyc. Abou Sunset #85
Lyc. Sunray is one of the most successful Lycaste crosses ever grown. Pink flowers of exceptional size and shape.
Offered are very nice selected varieties which were chosen by Mr. Abou especially for us. We expect award quality flowers from these nice divisions.
Cal-Orchid guarantees shipping. Sometimes we have to wait for the temps. to be optimal in cold climates but we tag and hold your plant until the weather permits.
Email us for a complete new listing of Lycaste seedlings: firstname.lastname@example.org
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IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER a student at University of Ca. Santa Barbara? Join all the other parents here at the nursery before you visit the campus! We are only 5 minutes away. Hours are 9-4 Mon thru Sat. (except show weekends).
Many of our customers enjoy the presence of our little temple, so here is some Temple News. We just celebrated the end of Buddhist Lent, which begins the first full moon of July, and ends the first full moon of October. The monks chant morning and evenings and welcome people to sit with them for meditation. It is a good chance to re-focus and remember to be mindful of all that is good in people and life.
The Temple's Buddha
three monk live on temple in this buddhist lent
Visitors are welcome to visit the American Buddhist Meditation Temple while at Cal-Orchid. It is a quiet sanctuary here on the nursery property.
We have just returned from a trip to Japan to attend an Open House at Tokyo Orchids Nursery as a guest vendor. I went on the trip with Tom Perlite of Golden Gate Orchids. After the sale we traveled to Nagoya to visit some of the local orchid growers and visit the largest auction company, Toyoake.
One morning our host, Akihiko Nagata, took us to see one of the historical sites in the area, Nagoya Castle.
Nagoya Castle was constucted in 1612 to secure an important position in Central Japan and to ward off attacks from the Osaka area. Until the Meiji Restoration, Nagoya Castle flourished as the castle for the Owari linneage of the famous Tokugawa family.
My deepest thanks to Akihiko Nagata for taking the time to show Tom and me something so special.
Don't hesitate to call us if you have questions about what you see on the website, or need a suggestion! Our telephone number is 805 967-1312. Of course the email is firstname.lastname@example.org.