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Horticulture

Introduction to Orchids

March 26 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ONSITE, INDOORS
Price: Members $30; Non-Members $40
Miguel Marmolejos Fernandez

Orchids are one of the most beautiful and captivating plants you can grow right in your own home. In this workshop, GFS gardener Cat Swiderski will show you how growing orchids is easier than you might think. Learn what an orchid is, how they grow in their natural habitat, how orchids are different from the average houseplant, and what this means for how we care for them in our homes.

Participants will learn all the basic requirements needed to successfully grow and re-bloom their orchids. The workshop concludes with a hands-on re-potting activity – take your newly re-potted orchid home with you!

Instructor: Cat Swiderski, Horticulture Assistant, joined the horticulture team at Grounds For Sculpture after completing the horticulture internship here during the summer of 2021. She is currently a second-year student in the Ornamental Horticulture program at Mercer County Community College. Her primary horticultural interests include public gardening, plant propagation, and nursery management. A long-time orchid enthusiast, Cat has been growing orchids for over a decade and is a member of the Central Jersey Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society. She believes orchids are for everyone and is passionate about helping others to become successful orchid growers.

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Supported, in part, by Investors Foundation, PNC Foundation.

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