August 6 Monthly Meeting
Jim Roberts of Florida SunCoast Orchids
will talk about Hybridizing Our Orchids.
Jim will talk about how orchid hybrids are made and what it takes to see them through to flowering. He will show how orchids are pollinated, talk about how the seed is flasked under sterile conditions and then deflasked when the plantlets can survive on their own. His talk includes a demonstration of deflasking orchids with seedlings given to club members for a competition grow.
Jim grows his beauties in three gutter connected greenhouses encompassing 10,000 square feet of growing space. As always, he strives to grow and sell the best quality orchid plants and to build a lasting reputation in the industry as one of the very best.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 pm
Watson Realty, Enter from Back Parking Lot
3505 US 1 South, St. Augustine