Lectures
We enjoy talking to Orchid Societies and Garden Clubs

image We enjoying talking to people about growing orchids and are glad to give talks to orchid societies and garden clubs. All of the programs are in Microsoft PowerPoint and are about 45 to 55 minutes long. We will bring plants for sale. If the location is more than a couple of hours from my home, I would appreciate it if someone would be kind enough to put me up for the night.

  • Growing Dendrobium anosmum and Its Hybrids - A review of the cultural requirements of the pendulous seminobile Dendrobium anosmum and its progeny.

  • Demystifying Deflasking - A basic review of hybridizing and deflasking. Includes a demonstration of deflasking orchids with seedlings given to club members for a competition grow.

  • A Few Encyclias to Enjoy - A good introduction to the encyclia species that are easily grown in Florida and some of their notable hybrids.

  • Summertime and the Growin' is Easy - Lots of pictures showing different ways to grow orchids outside in the summer, even if you're not home over the summer.

  • What's Wrong with this Picture? - A review of the pests and problems plaguing orchid plants and what to do about them, for beginner to intermediate level orchid growers.

  • What’s a Good Orchid to Grow - Basic information on different orchid groups oriented to the beginning orchid grower.


Short Bio
Jim has been growing orchids over 25 years in climates ranging from cold Minnesota to hot SW Florida. In 2001, he and wife Mary moved to Florida with a small collection of plants and the dream of operating an orchid nursery became a reality. They currently grow their 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.