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Hi All, I am a new member.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Kean Tan, Jan 23, 2022.

  1. Kean Tan

    Kean Tan New Member

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    My name is Kean Tan, born in Singapore, but grown up in Malaysia, and moved to Canada and US when I was 14 years old. Now I have been living in San Francisco over 30 years.
    Growing orchids is my passion, and I used to have a small green house in the back of our old Victorian house with over 500 collection. When we sold the Victorian and moved to our current house, I have to down sizing my collection to a few, less than 30, mostly Australian orchids, because they love SF foggy cold weather out side of my garden.
    I donated the rest of my collection to a non-profit community annual fund raising called Orchids Mania, the fund raising event was hosted at the member’s garage. The event is ran by volunteers and orchids Enthusiastic, 100% of the sales went to small community that provide direct services to single elderly and, or disabled person. Now I am inching closer to my retirement, and I am trying to re-start my passion and start learning more about orchids, and hopefully be more selectively to creat my collection again. Thanks.

    Kean Tan
    San Francisco

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    Welcome to the forum. There are lots of great orchids that can be grown outside in San Francisco, especially if you can give them some protection from the rain in winter.