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Growing Native Orchids

With Dr. Bill Mathis

Whether you are a rank beginner or a master gardener, hardy native orchids can grow and thrive in your garden with proper care and planning. Begin with a tour of the orchids at Mt. Cuba Center with Phil Oyerly, current president of the Native Orchid Conference, and then learn the cultural practices that lead to success, including ideal soil conditions, bed preparation, planting techniques, and correctly siting orchids. Finish the day by potting up some young transplants to take home and leave with the necessary information to start growing these wild beauties in your garden this year. Be prepared to walk outdoors. Copies of Dr. Mathis’ book, The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Hardy Perennial Orchids, will be available for purchase and signing.

Date & Time

May 12, 2016

10:00AM - 1:00PM

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$55 (materials included)

Nature & Outdoors


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