Do you find that even with loving care that you have some plants that just
don’t look loved? Even experienced growers have plants that don’t “look
right” and have something wrong with them and you just don’t know what it
going on. Our program this month will provide an Orchid Doctor to help
identify and advise care for these problems. Buddy Harvie has grown
orchids for over thirty years and with Wanda and Bayne Hawkins has held
clinics for VOS and ROA many times. Buddy heard about a commercial
orchid grower in the area that was going out of business so he bought
several plants which died shortly afterward except for one that had 13
blooms and he was hooked. It only takes one to become an orchid addict!
You have seen Buddy’s special orchids for many years and know he did
learn how to grow them and very well.
Bring any plants that are ailing, no matter what they may look like. If you
think it has a critter of some kind please bring it in a plastic bag so that they
are not spread to other plants. There are many causes of problems with
orchids and some look very much alike. We all have plants that are having
problems no matter how long you have been growing orchids. There is no
limit to the number of plants you may bring. This will be a different type
meeting and hopefully helpful to most of us. You will learn to recognize
problems that others have and be able to deal with them when they turn up
at your house.
The meeting is April 12 at 2 p.m. at the Hermitage. Plants for judging should be on the table by 1:40 p.m.
The Richmond Orchid Alliance provides seasoned and knowledgeable leadership eager to share an alternative approach to learning everything about orchids in the Greater Richmond Area.
ROA provides down-to-earth knowledge for the out-of-this-world flower ~ the orchid.
Founders of ROA collectively represent decades of orchid growing and showing experience! The main objective of the Richmond Orchid Alliance is to promote the cultivation and appreciation of orchids.
January - Orchids of North Africa
February - SHOMBURGKIAS
March - Phalaenopsis
April 12 - Orchid Clinic
September 14 -