Now that the flowers have fallen off your prized coffee table orchid, what is the next step? Orchid expert Dave Miller will discuss techniques for keeping your orchids thriving and healthy and tips for bringing them back into bloom. Discussions will include basic orchid care, lighting, watering, feeding and repotting.
How Not to Kill Your First Orchid: Presented by Robert Petersen
Thinking of buying your first orchid? Or do you find you always have fewer orchids than originally purchased? Let’s keep them alive! Join orchid specialist Bob Petersen on selecting the right orchid for your home environment. In addition, Bob will discuss simple techniques to modify your environment so you can grow and bloom a larger variety of orchids.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Potting and Dividing Orchids. Presented by Frank Feysa
The absolute secret to orchid success is when and how to repot your orchids. Healthy roots equal abundant blooms! Master grower and accredited American Orchid Society Judge Frank Feysa will share his expertise and demonstrate repotting techniques for growing beautiful orchids.
Orchid Doctor. Presented by Mark J. Druckenbrod
What is an orchid? Why are they so special? How do I grow them and bloom beautiful flowers? The answers are easy. The orchid doctor will explain how to water, fertilize, re-pot and care for your orchids. Feel free to bring a “troubled” orchid if you want a diagnosis from the Doctor.
Getting Your Phalaenopsis to Rebloom. Presented by Tom Peckis
Admit it. Your window sill is full of Phalaenopsis orchids (commonly called the moth orchid) and they just don't seem to bloom. We have the answer! Orchid expert Tom Peckis will explain simple cultural techniques that will ensure success and abundant bloom in the future.
All weekend orchid programs are free with Garden admission, no registration required.