DCOS Members' Meeting - May 10, 2022
IN PERSON meeting at the Monmouth Reform Temple
322 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls, NJ
Join us at 7:00 PM refreshments, socialize and do some orchid shopping.
The meeting begins prompty at 7:30 PM.
Guest Speaker: Wade Hollenbach of Wade's Orchids
Topic: Orchids To Grown Your Collection On
We’ll look at approximately 50 species (and a few hybrids) of orchids to give suggestions for orchids which will improve any collection. Many of these can easily be grown to specimen size and become very impressive. All plants presented are those with which I have over a year’s experience and most are plants that I am currently growing. Cultural comments are presented throughout.
Speaker Bio: I started growing orchids in 1978 when he saw a Dendrobium nobile var. pendulum for sale in a local nursery. Despite all attempts to kill it, it flowered. This sent me on a quest. If it won't die, maybe others will! My endeavor continued with the construction of greenhouses and the emptying of pockets. To my consternation, the majority of them refused to die! Little did I know that the magical power of these plants turned me to a supporter. It is now 45+ years and I'm growing in my fourth greenhouse. I am enslaved to their wiles and dedicate my retirement life to heating them in winter, cooling them in summer and buying more and more fans to keep a buoyant, tropical breeze blowing across their leaves.
Wade will be selling orchids at the meeting. He will take pre-orders via his website: wadesorchids.com