(Photo courtesy of Tom Hillson/Tom's Orchid Gallery)
growing and blooming of orchids need not be difficult. Many
species and hybrids can be locally grown on a sunny windowsill,
under plant lights, or in a greenhouse.
meetings are informative and enjoyable with speakers & programs,
blooming orchids, a plant raffle, refreshments, and members
willing to share their knowledge. Taking place in two hours,
that's a lot going on...
A hands-on part of our society is a
group known as 'Green growers' - simply meaning those members having
less experience with orchid growing. These new members are
encouraged to attend additional gatherings in more experienced
members homes to see their methods of culture and just how it all
works for them.
We also publish a monthly newsletter telling of
our current happenings, announcements of upcoming events, and
articles of interest in the orchid growing community to help keep us all
To begin learning about these fascinating
plants, or increase your knowledge, you are encouraged to attend our
monthly meetings at the Barnwell Center in downtown Shreveport.