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Epi. raniferum var. albescens 'Woodstream' CHM/AOS


  Who We Are:

Woodstream Orchids is the largest active producer of seed grown orchid species and hybrids in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia region. Woodstream Orchids was founded in 1990, as a mail order distributor of orchid flasks and seedlings (predominantly Paphs). We are now one of the most prominent breeders of Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums in the United States. Woodstream Orchids is open to retail walk-in trade on select days that may be listed on our home page (e-mail us to check dates nursery will be open).

In February, 2002, Woodstream Orchids entered a joint venture with Papa Aroha Orchids of Coromandel, New Zealand. At the time Paph Aroha was recognized as a world-class hybridizer and grower of high quality and unique Paphiopedilum hybrids and species. We continue to offer seedlings and blooming size plants from the Papa Aroha nursery.

Barry Fraser closed Papa Aroha Orchids in late 2005 to enjoy a retirement of "windsurfing and tramping around the world". Consequently, Woodstream Orchids has purchased much of Barry's incredible breeding stock, and thousands of seedlings to perpetuate the tradition of excellence that Barry Fraser created in the area of Paphiopedilum species and complex Paphiopedilum hybrids. We also puchased significant portions of the elite Paphiopedilum species and hybrid breeding stock from Emerson 'Doc' Charles' famous collection and Dr. Jack Vickery's Orchid Thoroughbreds. These acquisitions will allow us to bring many exciting offerings to our Paph customers for years to come!

Our orchid nursery is located in Huntingtown, in Maryland's beautiful Calvert County, near the Chesapeake Bay, within easy access from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis.

The Team: The Woodstream Orchids' family is growing! Members of more than five families contribute to our business.

President: Lynn Evans-Goldner, M.S. (business management, cultivation, customer service, exhibition design, merchandising)
Vice-President: William "Bill" Goldner, Ph.D. (aka."Water Boy", cultivation, Paph and Phrag breeding, customer service, marketing, Webmaster, maintenance, lectures and presentations, accredited American Orchid Society Judge)
Future President: Zane William Goldner (repotting)
Associate: Karen Stapleton (repotting, cultivation)
Volunteer: Vicki Estevez (repotting, grooming)
Volunteer: B.J. Ramsey (photography, cultivation, show sales)
Lab Manager: Anthony "Tony" Omeis (Science Guru, Phrag breeding)
Hospitality and Security: Woodstream's Vanilla Spice aka. Spicepup

Joint Venture Partner: Nancy Mountford (Paphiopedilums, Paph breeding, cultivation, seed sowing and flasking, lectures and presentations, Accredited Judge, National Capital Judging Center and American Orchid Society Trustee)

Currently, Woodstream Orchids operates one 3,400 square-foot breeding and production greenhouse and an extensive indoor light growing facility for flasks and seedlings. WSO maintains two dedicated laboratories for flask production, and contract growing arrangements in California, Hawaii, and The Dominican Republic.

Orchid Sales and Nursery Visits:
Woodstream Orchids is open for walk-in retail trade on 9 am - 5 pm, Friday, Saturday and 10 am - 5 pm Sunday (by appointment only). Check our Home Page to see which days we will be open (please call or e-mail to confirm).. WSO continues to serve the orchid community through the distribution and sale of orchid plants, seedlings, and flasks through our extensive internet catalog and through sales at orchid shows and lectures (See Orchid Events). Our offerings focus on Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums.

Our Goal:
Woodstream Orchids has made excellence in customer service our goal. We make every attempt to deliver well-grown, pest-free plants, as quickly as possible. By carefully controlling our overhead and managing in-house and contract production, we strive to provide reasonable pricing and deliver a feeling of value to each customer.

Recycled Shipping Material:
Some of you have called or written expressing opinions (mostly positive) about our use of "Previously-Owned" cartons and styrofoam peanuts. We strongly believe that using recycled materials is the right thing to do for the environment, and by doing so we keep our overhead as low as possible. Consequently, we do not add on large packing and handling charges.

Our Guarantee:
Woodstream Orchids guarantees your satisfaction with all the plants that we sell, upon delivery. We have a return policy, which allows plants to be returned (postmarked) within 5 business days for any reason for full credit or refund. All Paph and Phrag species we sell are guaranteed to be true to name, or they will be replaced (if possible) and/or a full credit on future purchases will be given.
If there is a problem with your shipment, please contact us immediately (before returning the plants). We will work with you to resolve any problems.






Woodstream Orchids participates, as both exhibitor and vendor, in a number of orchid shows each year, including the upcoming shows listed below. We would be pleased to bring your pre-order for pick-up at the shows. See you there!

Woodstream Orchids' Fifth Annual January Thaw (Or Not)Sale and Winter Open House January 25-26, 2014, Woodstream Orchids Nursery, Huntingtown, Maryland. Visit us during the peak of our blooing season! Food, door prizes, special sales.

34th Annual Paphiopedilum Forum Saturday, February 15, 2014 National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. (Pre-registration required!) 8 vendors, lectures, plant exhibition, ribbon, trophy and AOS judging, food!) Speakers: Dr. Holger Pernar, China; Graham Wood, Lehua Orchids, Hawaii, Ron Burch, Orchids at Post Hill, Connecticut. Registration information will be posted on the NCOS web site in late 2009. See the link on our home page in late 2009.

Maryland Orchid Society Show Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9, 2014, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timmonium, Maryland.

Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania Show Friday-Sunday, March 14-16, 2014, Phipps Conservatory Garden Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Brookside Gardens Orchid Weekend Sale Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16, 2014, Brooksdie Botanical Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland.

Long Island Orchid Festival Friday-Sunday, May 2-4, 2014, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Orchid Fest Friday-Saturday July, 2014, Location TBD




Delaware Orchid Society Meeting January 14, 2014. Wilmington, DE

The Paph Guild Meeting January 18, 2014. Santa Barbara, CA (Pre-registraion required).


Presentations (Lecture with Slide Show) Currently Available From Woodstream Orchids (Requires didital projector, laptop computer, and MS PowerPoint)

"Report from Orchid Heaven...Growing Phragmipediums: A Perspective"
- This presentation combines Woodstream Orchid's; fifteen years of experience growing Phragmipediums with observation of Phrag species in their native habitat to form a perspective on how to get the best from species and their hybrids in greenhouse and home growing situations. Containing elements on cultivation, hybridization, and orchid adventure, this presentation has something for everyone! - Digital Presentation (requires LCD projector)

"Petite Slippers: Miniature and Compact Phragmipedium Hybrids" - Digital Presentation (requires LCD projector)

"The Orchids of Panama" - Digital Presentation (requires LCD projector)

(New!) "New Looks for Yellow/Green Complex Paphiopedilum Hybrids" - Digital Presentation (requires LCD projector) (New!) "New Looks for Red Complex Paphiopedilum Hybrids" - Digital Presentation (requires LCD projector) Speaking Fees: $200

Plus Travel Expenses (Actual)

Plant Sales:

Woodstream will provide plants for sale at the meeting. We request that any percentage take for the society be waived to help us cover our costs.
We would be pleased to provide raffle plants at a substantial discount.

Society Auctions:

WSO would be pleased to sell plants for society auctions under the following terms:
50% off our retail listing, our choice of plants. Please specify dollar amount and provide payment and shipping information. Shipping billed at cost. Societies should not send unsolicited checks or money orders for auction plants. In most cases these will be returned or discarded.