All meetings will be held at the Garfield Park Conservatory unless specified otherwise @ 1:30p.
August 23, 2015
Building and Ever-blooming Orchid Collection - Lee Schordje
This talk discusses a few strategies for building an orchid collection that always has something in bloom, with a minimal number of plants. The focus will be on selecting orchids with one or more of the traits that qualify the orchid as ever blooming. Some of these traits are extremely long lived flowers, a frequent bloom habit, or long lived inflorescences with a sequential bloom habit. The orchids Leo will highlight include species and hybrids for a range of temperatures and light, from warm growing to cool growing, orchids for the sunny south windowsill and some ideal for the shade of the northeast exposure and under light growing. Tips on good culture, and on the benefits of growing plants to be show specimens will be provided. An assortment of orchids will be available for sale at the session. Visit www.leosorchids.com for contact information.