Orchid University 101 – The Basics of Orchid Culture

The Naples Orchid Society is pleased to announce a very special six week program starting in 2017 where you can learn just about everything there is to know about orchids.

Click here to download the registration form for 2017 to complete and send with your payment.

The Orchid Culture Programs will be presented in the Windstar Room at the Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, Florida, for six consecutive Saturdays beginning on January 14, 2017 and ending on February 18, 2017. 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 and other valuable information 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
    • Oncidiums and their Relatives
    • Phalaenopsis
    • Slipper Orchids & Catasetums
    • Vandas and their Relatives
    • Orchids for the Beginner and the Collector
    • 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 6, 2017
    Monthly Meeting

    OUR JULY 6 MONTHLY MEETING WILL FEATURE OUR 2017 NOS SCHOLARSHIP INTERNS UNDER DIRECTION OF DR. LARRY ZETLER, PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY & DIRECTOR OF THE ORCHID RECOVERY PROGRAM AT ILLINOIS COLLEGE & DR. ERNESTO MUJICO, FROM CUBA’S MINISTERY OF SCIENCE, & GHOST ORCHID EXPERT.

    Bill’s Mini Culture Class will return in July.

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


    6:30 pm,