I'm Colin. I have been growing orchids for years, but have recently gone a little mad! I have started to dabble with breeding and flasking in a small "mad scientist" home laboratory and am keeping a blog about it at MadOrchidist.com
I am the president of the small "Coastal Valley Orchid Society" and am also active with the "Orchid Society of Santa Barbara". I studied Zoology at UCSB, but am a nut for all things Biology, both plant and animal.
I grow mostly Cattleya Alliance stuff, and have recently taken a special interest in the (somewhat taxonomically confused) Schomburgkia/Laelia/Myrmecophila group.
Anyway, I look forward to reading and posting more here . . .