For greater than 40 years, Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies has been an integral supporter of the orchid growing community with a rich history and an exciting future. Kelley's Korner has gained the reputation for outstanding service and commitment to customer satisfaction. Our customers see Kelley's as THE source to fulfill their orchid growing needs. Thank you for your continued support, and we hope that we can continue to help you have fun growing orchids!
A Little History
The business was founded in 1983 by Shirley and Bill Kelley as a small line of orchid supplies in their flower shop located in Bernardsville, NJ -- as Shirley developed an interest in growing orchids, mentored by Ulla Jurrisen, Shirley's next-door neighbor.
In the spring of 1996 Shirley set up her first orchid supply vendor booth at the Newark, NJ orchid show and since it was in a corner of the vendor area, Shirley began using the name Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies. In November of that year Shirley and Bill sold KKOS to Ulla and Jan Jurrisen and the business was relocated to Kittery Point, ME.
Ulla and Jan grew the business and KKOS became a fixture at orchid shows throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In June of 2010 they made the difficult decision to retire and sold the business to Daryl Yerdon and Carl Doremus.
Daryl and Carl had been helping Ulla and Jan with the business for several years and were able to step into the ownership role easily. They moved KKOS to Milford, NH, and transitioned the business to online sales through the website, as well as vending at eleven orchid shows annually.
Daryl and Carl greatly enjoyed being part of the orchid world with Kelley's, but after ten years, they felt it was time to retire so they could pursue other interests - including traveling and spending more time in their gardens and greenhouse.
So, in March of 2021 Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies was purchased by PK Dennis, a longtime friend of Ulla, Jan, Daryl and Carl. She moved the business to Pennsylvania. PK intends to keep up the traditions of KKOS as best she can by providing the supplies orchid enthusiasts need to grow their plants well.
About The President
PK is the new owner of Kelley’s Korner Orchid Supplies and has been growing orchids since 1992. Her interest in orchid species has led to recognition from the American Orchid Society. PK is a past-president of the New Hampshire Orchid Society, and past-show chair of both NHOS and the Susquehanna Orchid Society in Pennsylvania where she now lives. She is a PennState Master Gardner, a Navy Veteran, and terrier mom (5 terriers of her own and she always has one or two foster terriers in her home). PK is able to bring her experience growing orchids to Kelley’s Korner and is happy to assist with questions about orchid supplies and orchid culture.
Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies is proud to provide personalized people-oriented service for all your orchid growing and horticultural needs.
Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies is proud to be a veteran owned and operated business.
Oh, one more thing:
What's up with the boxes?
Kelley's Korner tries to recycle every box we get our hands on - if the box is in good shape, we will reuse it to ship your orchid supplies order regardless of the branding printed on the outside of the box. We encourage everyone to reuse cardboard boxes as often as possible, and to compost them once they are too damaged to reuse. Let's keep cardboard out of landfills - one small step for mankind...