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Upcoming member meetings and events
Our next meeting is August 11th at 7:30 PM and will again be via ZOOM. Members will receive an email invitation with the ZOOM join link, meeting ID and password. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive it by August 10th.
Our guest speaker will be Greg Griffis and his presentation is titled “Achieving Orchid Excellence.”
At the beginning of 2015 Greg began working as the orchid grower* at Longwood Gardens. There he grows all of the major orchid genera, and has been participating in the cultivation of a collection of terrestrial orchids from around the world, along with many other rare and unusual orchids.
Greg first became aware of orchids in 2009. He attended the 2010 Longwood Orchid Show where he purchased his first orchid. One plant quickly became twenty or so, and before long he was hooked. In 2010 he visited Parkside Orchid Nursery for the first time, and by Summer 2011 he was working part- time for owners Tom Purviance and John Salventi. He studied under their tutelage while working for them, and when they sold the nursery in 2012, he was hired by the new owners as the Grower and Man-ager of the nursery. He managed Parkside for one year, before leaving to grow orchids in Hawaii. He worked for Hilo Orchid Farm for more than a year, spending a large amount of time working with Paphio-pedilum, as well as intergeneric Oncidiinae and Miltoniopsis.
*Greg has a much more complicated title at Longwood Gardens but he prefers the simplicity and clarity of “orchid grower”.
A vitual show table will follow Greg's presentation. Member can email pictures of their blooming plants to email@example.com.