Orchid University 101 – The Basics of Orchid Culture

The Naples Orchid Society is pleased to announce a very special six week program starting in 2016 where you can learn just about everything there is to know about orchids.

  • Click here to download the registration form for 2016 to complete and send with your payment.

The Orchid Culture Programs will be presented in the gymnasium at the Mooring Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples, Florida, for six consecutive Saturdays beginning on January 9, 2016 and ending on February 13, 2016. Programs begin at 9:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM (the six classes will each be three hours long with one break). A Handbook containing Culture sheets plus a guidebook will be given to each registrant, as well as some blooming size orchid plants. Cost will be $60.00 for members, $90.00 for non-members, for all six classes, payable with application. Payment is required to reserve your space. Application fees are not refundable, except in an emergency.

Topics Presented by Our Own Local Experts Include:

    • What Makes an Orchid an Orchid
    • Cattleyas and their Relatives
    • Dendrobiums
    • Phalaenopsis
    • Oncidiums and their Relatives
    • Vandas and their Relatives
    • Orchids for the Beginner and the Collector
    • Slipper Orchids & Catasetums
    • Pests and Diseases and “Cures”

If you have any questions before the classes start, please email info@naplesorchidsociety.org and put “Dr. Pippen” in the subject line.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • July 7, 2016
    Monthly Meeting

    Our program will feature our Scholarship Fund sponsored interns, under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Zettler, Professor of Biology and Director of the Orchid Recovery Program at Illinois College. Dr. Ernesto Mujica, of Cuba’s Ministry of Science, and leading Ghost Orchid expert, is also expected to attend.

    Flower Registration 6:30 p.m.
    Flower Judging 7:10 p.m.
    Meeting 7:30 p.m.
    Program 7:45 p.m.

    The Mini Culture Class with Bill Overton will be “Researching Orchid Pests & Diseases.” The class starts at 6 PM. All are welcome.


    6:30 pm,