Speaker for October: James Kotsybar

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James Ph. Kotsybar is an orchid grower, hybridizer and fully accredited judge of the American Orchid Society. He co-owns Chaotic Exotics Nursery outside in the Santa Rita Hills ----Santa Barbara County’s wine region.

He and his partner specialize in a wide array of unusual orchids.   Their primary focus is on orchid species and hybrids especially Paphiopedilums. Their hybrid “slippers” have been awarded and are trophy winners. Their approach to business is a loving one.   They believe the beauty of the plants in which we deal demands this.  “ Our real motivation is a desire to share our true enthusiasm for these wonders of creation.”  Jim’s extensive knowledge of orchids and involvement in the orchid world has led him to be certified as an AOS judge.

His slide presentation will focus on Orchid IQ – General Orchid Trivia