It all started with the purchase of my first orchid in 2002. Within a month, I had found my way to the Orchid Society of Minnesota’s monthly meeting. While I was a bit nervous at first, walking into a room filled with people I didn’t know, I needn’t have feared! The minute I was through the door, I was greeted warmly and made to feel most welcome. You could not find a more genuinely caring, friendly, fun-loving group of people. Through this Society, my knowledge and ability to successfully grow and bloom my orchids has increased but, perhaps more importantly, I have made numerous lifetime friends who share my passion for these most wonderful of all plants.