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Upcoming local orchid show

DCOS is participating. We will need between 30 and 40 plants for our display. Plant drop off on Sunday, 4/24, from 10am-2pm. Contact Deb Bodei for details. 

Next Meeting

Tuesday April 12th

Speaker : Marni Turkel

Lecture Topic  - Less is More: Small Orchids

A look at the joys, benefits, possibilities and challenges of miniature orchids. The talk covers some basics such as "What makes an orchid an orchid," growing spaces both indoors and out, a review of cultural needs of orchids in general and small orchids in particular. It also includes a gallery of wonderful species that are space saving and extremely rewarding. An excellent talk for beginning as well as experience growers. 

Speaker BIO:

Marni Turkel (pronounced tur KELL) is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has been growing orchids since 1980. She grows in three greenhouses in Santa Rosa with approximately 1000 sq ft of growing space. Her main interest is in cool-growing miniature species but plenty of larger plants have crept into the collection as well. Marni has been a contributor to Orchids magazine with her series called 'Well Worth the Space' and 'Give It a Rest'. Her articles have been translated into Dutch, German, Portuguese and Swedish for international publication. Photographs of her plants have been feature in articles noted orchid publications including Orchids Magazine, Orchid Digest, Richardiana, The Orchid Review, and The Australian Orchid Review. For the last few years she has been sharing her photographs and knowledge on OrchidsForum.com.

Starting in 2009, Marni has expanded her work with orchids to include propagation of orchids from seed and has set up a flasking lab of her own to take the process from start to finish and sell flasks of many of the orchid species in her collection. After working for over 43 years as a potter, she has retired from ceramics to pursue orchids full-time.

Marni  will be bringing plants for sale but is not able to take pre-orders for plants. She  can take orders for flasks from members. If it is something that is ready to come out of flask she will be happy to bring it. The flasking website is here: http://marniturkel.com/mostlyspecies.html

Doors open at 7 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm
Monmouth Reform Temple
332 Hance Ave
Tinton Falls NJ 07724

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