Angelic Nguyen has many years experience as a silk painting artist, floral designer, graphic, and web designer. Her passion for orchids shows up in her paintings and designs, having grown up with orchids and tropical flowers around her hometown near Saigon, Vietnam. She and her family escaped in 1990 and came to the U.S. where she started a new life as a graphic artist at the San Jose Mercury News.
She has been growing orchids for about 20 years, and started her company, Orchid Design, in 1999. Angelic works on orchid growing, orchid arrangement, graphic design, and web design. Recently she has been concentrating on photography and has taken thousands of orchid pictures to promote orchid shows.
Angelic grows Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis, Laelias, Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, Paphiopedilums, Phragmipediums, Lycastes, Bulbophylums, hybrid species and several rare Cymbidiums — standard, pendulous and peloric. She has done some hybridizing of Cymbidiums, Laelias, and Cattleyas. Every day different orchids are blooming in her garden.
Angelic was the Art Director for the Cymbidium Society of America Journal in 2006, and served as the newsletter editor for the San Francisco Orchid Society for about ten years. She has been involved in many activities to support orchid societies by designing and printing for postcards, brochures and flyers, and has also served as President, show chair, and board member of several Bay Area orchid societies. She is currently the show chair for the SFOS’s summer show, “Orchids in the Park”.
Her company, Orchid Design, has been participating in the Pacific
Orchid Exposition, Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, San Diego International Orchid Show, San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, and many other shows for the past decade.
Angelic using her experience and a large selection of her photographs for orchid presentations to and skill sessions for orchid and garden societies. She has spoken on a variety of orchid topics, including the 19th World Orchid Conference, Fragrant Orchids, Unusual Cymbidiums, Pendulous Cymbidiums, “Cattleya, the Queen of Flowers,” Laelia species, and “The Fascinating Orchids of Vietnam.”
Visit her website www.ORCHIDesign.com
to find out what she has available. You can email your orchid wish list to her: firstname.lastname@example.org or ask about something you would love to have in your orchid collection.
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