Workshops

2015 North Jersey Orchid Show & Sale

Workshops in the Greenhouse

At Strawberry Blossom Home & Garden Center, Wayne NJ

 Friday January 16, 2015

10:30 AM Growing Orchids Under Lights In The Home
This informative discussion will be led by Patti Lee, a native Hawaiian who now lives in New York City, and is a founding member of the Manhattan Orchid Society. She will discuss the lighting options available, and the latest and best of them for growing Orchids indoors.

11:30 AM Photographing Orchids: Get Better Pics With Our Equipment
This talk is led by Maurice Garvey of the Manhattan Orchid Society who is an American Orchid Society certified photographer. Learn how to take pictures using a cell phone, iPad mini, point & shoot camera, or a digital SLR camera using lighting techniques with inexpensive reflectors. He will cover white balance, macro settings, flash and inexpensive software. Also learn about some phone & iPad APPs for photography. Handouts will be available.

1:00 PM American Orchid Society (AOS) Judging
You are invited to observe this judging session. Learn what attributes make a flower awardable; and, time permitting, John Sullivan, a certified AOS judge, will provide commentary and answer questions.

 Saturday January 17, 2015

10:00 AM Growing Neofinetia
Dr. Kristen Uthus, owner of New World Orchids, will discuss Neofinetia orchids. Neofinetias are particularly cherished in Japan. Unlike the typical orchid, “Neos”, are prized for their foliage which makes them a beautiful addition to your home year round. When they bloom, their delicate and long-lasting flowers fill the air with an intoxicating scent that is a mix of vanilla, honeysuckle, and orange blossom; and they are easy to grow!

11:00 AM Mounting Demonstration
Richard Ho, President of the North Jersey Orchid Society, will discuss orchids suitable to be grown mounted, how to select your mount materials, and will demonstrate how to mount orchids. He will also discuss how to care for your mounted orchid so that it establishes quickly and thrives.

1:30 PM Orchids Basics
If you’re just getting started, this is the workshop for you. Bill Stender, a member of the North Jersey Orchid Society and a frequent orchid lecturer, will discuss how to succeed in the fascinating and addictive world of orchids.

2:30 PM Getting Started with Slipper Orchids
Slippers are one of the most recognized and popular orchids for the home grower. They come in all shapes and sizes and are always a conversation starter. Kim Feddersen, a member the North Jersey orchid Society and owner of Fair Orchids, specializes in Slipper orchids. He will talk about these beautiful orchids and how you can grow and bloom them in your home.

3:30 PM Cattleyas in Your House
Bart Costello, a member of the North Jersey Orchid Society specializes in growing Cattleyas in his home. Come learn how you can grow these beautiful and often fragrant flowers in your home and be rewarded with spectacular blooms.

 Sunday January 18, 2015

10:00 PM Getting Started with Slipper Orchids
Slippers are one of the most recognized and popular orchids for the home grower. They come in all shapes and sizes and are always a conversation starter. Kim Feddersen, a member the North Jersey orchid Society and owner of Fair Orchids, specializes in Slipper orchids. He will talk about these beautiful orchids and how you can grow and bloom them in your home.

11:00 AM Growing Neofinetia
Dr. Kristen Uthus, owner of New World Orchids, will discuss Neofinetia orchids. Neofinetias are particularly cherished in Japan. Unlike the typical orchid, “Neos”, are prized for their foliage which makes them a beautiful addition to your home year round. When they bloom, their delicate and long-lasting flowers fill the air with an intoxicating scent that is a mix of vanilla, honeysuckle, and orange blossom; and they are easy to grow!

1:00 AM Mounting Demonstration
Richard Ho, President of the North Jersey Orchid Society, will discuss orchids suitable to be grown mounted, how to select your mount materials, and will demonstrate how to mount orchids. He will also discuss how to care for your mounted orchid so that it establishes quickly and thrives.

2:00 PM Orchids Basics
If you’re just getting started, this is the workshop for you. Bill Stender, a member of the North Jersey Orchid Society and a frequent orchid lecturer, will discuss how to succeed in the fascinating and addictive world of orchids.

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