Louis Heinrich

Louis Heinrich returned from a tour of duty in the Navy following WWII. His next assignment was the Orchid Facility at the Doris Duke Estate. Lou and his wife Betty later moved to Somerville, NJ where they built their own greenhouses. He was on of the prime orchid growers to provide cut flowers to the Wholesale flower Market  in New York City, delivering on a weekly basis. In those days, the orchid of choice was the Cattleya, which was used mainly for corsages. Later, Lou also grew Cymbidiums and Odontoglossums. Lou was at one time president of the North Jersey Orchid Society. Lou and Betty held annual picnics for any and all members of NJOS at their home. He was never too busy to offer advice to newcomers or anyone with an orchid question. Senior members remember Lou and Betty with great fondness.