Garden Talk - Growing Orchids

12/09/2017

● December 9 - 10:00 a.m., Check in at the Ticket Counter

     Growing orchids in Florida can be one of the most rewarding experiences simply because our tropical climate has perfect growing conditions for a diversity of species. Mina Edison found it to be true during her stay here in Fort Myers, as she put orchids in the tress for all to enjoy. Native orchids abound in our trees in a myriad of situations - pine and oak tree hammocks in our state parks, coastal areas along creeks staged in green buttonwood, swamps such as Corkscrew and Fakahatchee in cypress and pond apple trees, and sometimes right under our noses at local shopping centers. Many of the orchids available to us commercially are hybrids developed for their large flowers, and long blooming cycles.

     Come learn which are the easiest to grow, how to get repeat blooms, and how to repot these beauties once they begin to get bigger and outgrow their pots. Participants will go on a short tour.

     We will have orchids for sale in the Garden Shoppe. Participants will receive a 20% off coupon toward Garden Shoppe purchases. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water to drink.

     Cost: Edison Ford Members $10; non-members $15. Contact Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or 239-334-7419. Pre-registration requested, but not required.