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Orchids 101 Workshop

Feb 17th @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am



Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:00 am

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Close your eyes and imagine the vibrant, striking colors of an orchid. Now imagine being in a room filled with rows and rows of them. That’s what you’ll experience at the upcoming Orchids 101 lecture at Homestead Gardens. The beauty and complexity of orchids can be daunting for even the most experienced indoor gardener. But don’t worry, this lecture is designed to guide you through everything from proper orchid care to the various types and their unique characteristics. Not only will you leave with a wealth of knowledge and newfound confidence, but you’ll also take home your very own orchid to nurture and enjoy. Don’t miss your chance to expand your botanical knowledge and take home a piece of living art.


The Delaware workshop will be taught by  Julian Oliver, President Delaware Orchid Society (DOS)

A Message from Julian:

I have been growing orchids since 1984.  I started, like most folks, with a few plants that I grew indoors, then joined the local orchid society in order to learn more about how to grow them.  Those few plants soon became dozens, and I was firmly hooked.  I currently have a small greenhouse with over 300 plants, but still grow some plants in the house.  I grow a wide variety of genera; from Phalaenopsis to Cattleyas to Cymbidiums to Vandas.    

Today’s talk will cover the basics needs for growing orchids and will cover repotting your orchids (and types of potting materials), watering, fertilization and light requirements.  We will also cover the characteristics and cultural needs of the various orchid genera to help growers get a better idea of what types of orchids might do well for them under their growing conditions.


Your ticket purchase will include the following:

  • Orchid
  • Planter
  • All Materials for Assembly
  • Plus, a 20% off in-store coupon for the day of your workshop


Space for this intimate workshop is extremely limited

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