I am an avid orchid hobbyist and hybridizer, I currently reside in North Texas and house over five thousand varieties orchids in my greenhouse. I was the newsletter editor of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance, I have written and published phalaenopsis articles to orchid societies and the Taiwan Orchid Show. I grow primarily phalaenopsis but keep some Cattleya, Vanda, and Paphipedilums. I have given and continue to provide presentations at various orchid societies. Please click on the "Speaker Topics" if you are interested in me as a speaker for your society.
Peter started growing orchids over 30 years ago, he turned his orchid growing into hybridizing. He started the company Big Leaf Orchids in 1996, a family owned operation in Southlake, Texas that specializes in phalaenopsis orchids. Peter takes annual trip to Taiwan to see in person the latest phalaenopsis development, and to hand select new varieties to add to his hybridizing and for his customers. Peter specialize in growing phalaenopsis because their flowers are long lasting, 2 to 3 months indoor and longer in a temperature controlled greenhouse. Peter has received numerous AOS awards, one of the most prestigious honors for orchids. His other interest in Orchids include Vanda, Cattleya, and Paphipedilum.
Read about Us - article Love of Orchids is Joy for Others by Nicholas Sakelaris in Southlake Journal Jan 25, 2011