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Links of Interest

We  support each other in the love of orchids. We participate in each other's shows when possible, and pass on information about their events. Many of the societies also have Facebook pages.
Information listed is provided on vendors' websites:

Fishing Creek Orchids
830 Fishing Creek Valley Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112
Stephen Male is recognized as one of the best growers of exotic orchids on the East Coast. Greenhouse with 5000+ near Harrisburg, PA; by appointment only.Specializing in Miltonia, Lycaste, Pleurothallids, Mini-Catts & Miscellaneous Species.

Open by appointment only.    
Email owner Steve Male  [email protected] or Phone (717) 599-5390

Little Brook Orchids
25 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA
A full-service orchid retail store and greenhouse complex located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We carry a large variety of orchid species and orchid hybrids, as well as supplies for orchid lovers of every level of interest and expertise. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to answer your orchid related questions. Plant boarding services are also available for individuals and businesses that need a good environment for their plants while on vacation or during the winter.
Email: [email protected]    or call   717-394-1000

Like most internet businesses, OEI started as a hobby gone wild.  It all started about 20 years ago with a seedling Cattleya orchid from a local nursery.  Placed on a windowsill in a townhouse in Northern Virginia, the Cattleya put on a new growth and that was all it took.  Ken was hookedThe quest for knowledge had begun and Ken learned of KensingtonOrchids, just a short, 30 minute drive around Washington DC. MerrittHuntington, owner of Kensington Orchids, became Ken's mentor and was always giving of his vast knowledge of orchids and the orchid world.  Through NCOS, Ken met Arthor Holst - author of "The World of Catasetums".  Art traveled throughout Brazil studying the native habitats of the genus Catasetenae for his yet-to-be-published book.  Art invited Ken to join him on one of his trips to Brazil and they soon became friends and journeyed together on many future trips.  Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree in Protozoology and was formally trained in microbiology while working on his Masters Degree, studying sulfur oxidizing bacteria along the volcanic rifts in the Pacific Ocean.  Ken's training has given him the knowledge necessary to establish a laboratory where OEI germinates and grows orchid seed under controlled sterileconditions.  Ken has been germinating and growing orchids from seed almost as long as he has been growing orchids. OEI was originally established to help reduce the number of orchids in Ken's collection, but somehow this has backfired and Ken's collection just seems to grow.  Ken now manages a 33'X20'X13' greenhouse, a laboratory, and a grow-room with four 1000W HID lights that run on moving tracks over benches of seedling and various Catasetenae.

Wade' Orchids
4 West Raleigh Ave.
Middleburg, PA 17842
Wade Hollenbach has been growing orchids since 1978. Wade says, "I've been growing orchids since 1978. I am a member of the Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society, Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania, and the American Orchid Society. I am growing in a 21' X 24' greenhouse. I sell orchids to help pay the fuel bills for the greenhouse. I also sell orchids because I enjoy purchasing flasks and community pots that I feel have very good potential in some way. I am beginning a breeding program with Encyclias and the Cattleya alliance. I also have a goal of providing healthy plants to others at reasonable prices. I have fond memories of days long gone where it was inexpensive to invest in new directions in breeding and growing the seedlings on anticipating becoming the first person to see the flower of this unique orchid. I hope to bring that format back to you, the orchid grower."
Phone:  570-837-9157                      Email:  [email protected]
You can also view Wade's helpful videos on YouTube.

10 E. Poplar Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221-2526
Telephone: 609-927-4126
Fax: 609-926-0615

Waldor Orchids’ founder George Allen Off entered the flower business when he established Brighton Florist in 1925. His love of flowers and his desire to grow them would lead him out of his father’s hotel business and into the fascinating world of growing plants. Waldor Orchids continues to be a family operated business. Their mission is to continue George Off’s legacy by preserving his old-time collection and selecting the very best of anything new. Waldor Orchids always has a full selection of many varieties of orchids to ensure that they will have something for everyone. They look forward to where God will lead them in their future business endeavors. They also offer online sales.

Other:  Serenata Flowers
As her grandmother has been losing her mobility, one of our young enthusiasts wanted to help  her take care of her orchids. Ashley found our site, and also this site "from across the pond" to be helpful.  It provides  a good basic overview of orchid care for beginners.  Thank you Ashley and we hope your grandmother's orchids are doing well.       Serenata Flowers Orchid Guide