Heart of Texas Orchid Society New Growers' Seminar Zilker Botanical Gardens Saturday, June 18, 2016 10a-1p
Ever wonder what to do with that orchid plant after it's bloom is gone? Did you know that it will bloom again and again under the right conditions!
Our New Grower's Seminar is a free event* open to the public designed to share and educate interested folks on the fun and ease of growing orchids! Orchid Society members will cover
basic orchid care and culture,
how to re-bloom your orchid(s)
when and how to re-pot your orchid(s)
where to obtain supplies
common errors made and what to avoid; so bring your questions and/or troubled plants for this free seminar and begin your orchid growing journey!
*Zilker charges a $2 entrance fee to the Gardens
So many orchids. . . so little time. . .
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - Monthly meeting - Our speaker for this month is Ron Midget of New Earth Orchids. He will have plants for sale at the meeting. Ron is offering a 10% discount if you pre-order. To place an order, please visit his website at www.newearthorchids.com. See his biographical information below.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Orchid Growing Seminar Come and bring friends to learn the details of growing and re-bloomimg orchids presented by members of the society. Held at Zilker Botanical Gardens from 1:00-3:30 pm. Bring your questions and join us!
Ron Midget of New Earth Orchids is our guest speaker for our June 7 Meeting
Ron Midgett began growing orchids in 1969 in the orchid-rich environment of Southern California. Since then, he has grown orchids in many different regions of the US and in the Caribbean for 3 years. Currently, he resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a breeder with an emphasis on Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums, and Oncidinae. Several cultivars from his crosses have received AOS awards.
Ron is an accredited AOS judge currently serving in the Rocky Mountain Region. He has served as chairperson for AOS judging for the 2011 and 2012 New Mexico Orchid Guild Shows. In 2011, Ron was invited to participate in judging the Taiwan International Orchid Show.
Ron has authored articles published in Orchids and most recently in the Orchid Digest. He was given the prestigious Ernest Heatherington award from the Orchid Digest for his article, “Beyond Sc. Beaufort—A 20 Year Odyssey in Cattleya Breeding”. Ron feels a special honor in receiving this award because Ernest was one of his first mentors.