Where do orchids come from? Your local Trader Joe’s, Costco maybe even a Lowe’s? That is where many of us first ran into them in our daily lives. May of these are the products of an a floral empire running vast cloning labs. But before they were clones, the plants they were selected from started off their life as a seed, the product of fertilization. This is an overview of how orchids are propagated from seed using sterile techniques. If you find yourself interested in this, the society offers classes from time to time providing hands on experience with these very techniques.