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Members Meeting - Tuesday, November 8th
Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Doors open 6:30 pm - Meeting begins promptly at 7:30 pm
Dr. Kristen Uthus, New World Orchids
Topic: “What Is An Orchid?”

Orchids are found all over the world, but what makes them different from other flowers? In this talk, I an-swer that question and discuss the basics of what orchids are, how diverse they are, and some of the points to consider when you are choosing which ones to grow and how to grow them.

Dr. Kristen Uthus studied both plant and animal ecology and evolu-tion at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Ohio State University (OSU). She then taught biology and ecology at several colleges including VCU, OSU, University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University. The daughter of a plant fanatic, Kristen has been growing orchids for over 20 years, and in 2014 she fulfilled her dream of making orchids a full-time commitment by purchasing NWO.

Although she enjoys growing many varieties of orchids and other plants, miniatures remain her passion—the weirder the better. New World Orchids specializes in Japanese species including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, and Sederia japonica, but her min-iature selection includes many other small species including Pleuro-thallids, Bulbophyllums, and Angraecums. Although never entirely up to date, you can check out some of NWO’s offerings at www.newworldorchids.com .

Kristen lives in Manchester, MI, about an hour west of Detroit. She is supported in her orchid pursuits by her husband, Dr. Kevin Wehrly, and her two sons, Henry, and Gus.

Kristen is offering a 10% discount on pre-orders. Go to the NWO website to see what is available. You can email Kristen ( nwo@newworldorchids.com ) with your pre-order list rather than ordering on the website, and you can pick up and pay for your order at the talk. Also, cash or check is al-ways preferred, but a credit card is fine too. Nov 3rd is the cutoff date to order.

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