February 6th Meeting: Our speaker for this meeting will be Jonathan Robbins from Flori-Culture. The topic will be:
Orchid Oddity Stories
It is estimated there are over 25,000 species of orchids in the world. Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowers in the world and come in a wide variety of colors and shapes. However, there are some real oddities in the orchid world too. Just as an example, one type of orchid found in Turkey is made into ice cream. Our speaker will reveal some orchid oddness that will surprise you.
Here is Jonathon Robbins description of his orchid journey:
"I first became interested in orchids in 1994 during a horticultural internship at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. The internship turned into a full-time job and I worked there for several years learning about all sorts of tropical epiphytes. I went on to move around the country over the years but always had a greenhouse full of orchids. I’ve grown them in hot, wet Southern Florida, the cold, wet, Pacific Northwest, and the hot, dry, California Central Valley. This has given me experience with the challenges of growing in widely varied conditions. I went on to buy Calwest Tropical Supply (Now Flori-Culture: Orchid & Specialty Growing Supplies) in 2014 and relocated it to Carmichael, California. We now have added a small specialty nursery as well as the supplies we have always carried."
Round Table Pizza
At the South East Corner of Bullard and First Streets
5702 N 1st Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Meetings are the first Thursday of each
month, except October & December.
Meetings start at 6:30pm in the large meeting room at Round Table Pizza February 6, 2020
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Did You Know?
Central California Orchid Society
Welcome to our society’s website. Most people are familiar with “Moth Orchids” sold at grocery stores and big box stores. Others are familiar with Cymbidiums that are typically sold around Easter time. People fall in love with them and buy them for themselves, or as gifts. However, once the orchids are in the home, it becomes apparent that most people don’t know how to take care of them. We often hear how hard it is to grow an orchid.
That’s what we are here for, to help you understand what the plant needs, not only to survive but to thrive.
A great way to learn about orchid care is to be with people who love orchids and grow them for fun. Our society is all about sharing knowledge and getting other people hooked on growing orchids. Come and join us at a couple of our meetings to see what we're about.