Central California Orchid Society

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Friends Community Church

5688 N 1st
Fresno, CA 93726

Meetings are the first Thursday of each

month, except July and December.

               Meetings start at 6:30pm                       February Meeting February 7, 2019            


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.

Did You Know?

February's  program will be presented by Jonathan Robbins from Flori-Culture

"Asking the right questions to be your own orchid expert"

He will discuss many of the major issues facing orchid growers including:

Watering and water quality
Potting media
Container choice 
Pests and Diseases
Vetting the over abundance of information in the internet age

He will talk about the ways you can look at your plants and how with a little observation and research, you can figure out for yourself the best ways to grow your plants according to your individual conditions.

He will also give some strategies to tell which advice to listen to and which might be better ignored.

Mr. Robbins first became interested in orchids during a horticultural internship at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida in 1994.  As he moved around the country over the years, he always had a greenhouse full of orchids.

He has grown orchids in both the hot, wet Southern Florida and in the cold, wet Pacific Northwest climates.  But best of all, he has grown orchids right here in the hot, dry Central California Valley.  

In 2014 he bought the former Calwest Tropical Supply, now under the name of
Flori-Culture: Orchid & Specialty Growing Supplies (Sales@flori-culture.com), located in Carmichael, California.  

​I hope you can join us for what surely will be a very interesting and informative meeting.