MEMBER DUES for the 2017 year are due NOV 1st.
(Forms are available in the August newsletter or they can be picked up from Don Grohowski at the next monthly meeting).
SAVE THE DATE REMINDERS
DCOS trip to see Albert's Cave
Saturday September 10th
26th Annual Delaware Valley Orchid Council Speakers’ Forum
September 24, 2016,
08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
(reg form in Aug newsletter)
Our annual fall auction will be at Dearborn's Market in Holmdel
Saturday October 1st starting at 10am
American Orchid Society
2016 Fall Members meeting
Monday (NOT TUESDAY)
Speaker: Guillermo Salazar
Topic: Tropical African Orchid Species
Guillermo Salazar was born in Miami and grew up in El Salvador in Central America, as a child of a nursery owner Father and a interior and floral designer Mother, Guillermo was able to develop his natural design ability and appreciation for plants and flowers even before attending college. Later he followed his dream of becoming a professional landscape designer in Florida, receiving his degree in Landscape Design & Management, later he received a Master’s in Science in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida. As a 9 year old living in El Salvador, Guillermo found orchids were the most attractive plants in this tropical environment and he started collecting them. He became the youngest member of the San Salvador Orchid Society, which is the largest orchid society in San Salvador the country’s capital. During his college years back in Florida, he learned the importance of protecting natural resources especially orchids in nature. He is part of the judging team of Miami for the Florida Caribbean Judging Center of the American orchid Society; board member of several orchid societies. A Florida Master Gardener, Guillermo has worked for several years as a professional Landscape Designer in private, municipal and governmental capacities in the South Florida area. He currently works as a private landscape designer & consultant for several municipalities in South Florida, Horticulture & Orchidology Instructor for Fairchild Botanic Gardens in Miami and Adjunct Faculty for the Landscape Technology Department for Miami Dade College. His work entails reviewing all landscape projects of the city and teaching residents how to design a garden successfully with the use of adequate plants and orchids to create functional & environmentally conscious environment. He has published several articles on home gardening, design and orchid articles for South Florida and international magazines. His credentials include: ISA certified Arborist, Certified Landscape Inspector and Certified Horticulturist. His specialty in orchids is Angraecoids, Bulbophyllums, and rare and miniature tropical species. In his spare time, Guillermo is a breeder of pedigree Persian and Himalayan cats, enjoys gardening & exploring tropical regions of the world.
Speaker will not be selling plants.
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Tinton Falls NJ 07724
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