Kim grew up in Denmark, where his dad had a retail orchid nursery (Orkidé Kultur). He started working in the nursery when he was 15, and continued until he left for the US 9 years later. His dad’s first love was Paphiopedilums (Cypripediums to him), and that bug turned out to be infectious. His father’s passion also included Vandas, which kindled Kim’s second orchid passion. Kim has grown orchids as a hobby for about 20 years, starting in windows, moving to lights in the basement, and finally into a greenhouse, where his collection today numbers some 800+ plants.Most of them are Paphiopedilum and Vandaceous, but his collection also includes Cattleyas, Aussie Dendrobiums,pendulous Cymbidiums & Lycastes. He does a little breeding in Paphs (complex & tea cup types) and miniature Vandaceous orchids with his current emphasis on Neofinetia falcata & Ascocentrum hybrids.He is a member of both North Jersey Orchid Society & Deep Cut Orchid Society, and has served on the board of NJOS for a number of years. Kim lives in Maplewood NJ with his wife, 4 felines who can’t keep teeth and paws out of the orchids, some 100+ daylilies and an assortment of other botanical oddities.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO SEE AND HEAR AT THIS MEETING?In addition to information provided in Kim’s presentation, he is also bring plants for sale whichincludes Vandaceous beauties, Paphs, and Cattleyas.