THE GULF COAST ORCHID ALLIANCE is a 501©(3) non-profit organization in Southwest Florida with a unique and fresh approach – a desire to reach out to the community and share knowledge so that everyone can enjoy learning about orchids.
OUR MISSION says it all:
To promote interest in orchids by providing educational opportunities to learn about orchid culture in an enthusiastic, enjoyable, supportive and inclusive environment where beginners to advanced hobbyists can exchange orchid information and ideas. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance reaches out to the community, inspiring others to learn about orchids and orchid conservation.
April 18, 2019 Meeting
Successful Care of Phalaenopsis Species
Jim and Melana Davison will be speaking on the successful care of Phalaenopsis species, focusing on Phal. bellina, with demonstrations and lots of time for Q and A! Have you ever wondered how to grow your Phals to enormous size with profuse, award quality blooms? Jim and Melana will show you how!
Jim and Melana have been growing orchids for decades, and currently house more than 3,000 orchids in Homestead. Following Jim’s recent retirement from his career in Nuclear Power, they are opening a retail nursery, “Jim-N-I Orchids” to pursue their passion. Both Jim and Melana are AOS Accredited Judges, and have been actively involved in Orchid Societies in California and South Florida. Melana, known as the “Orchidiva”, also has an orchid maintenance business and loves the aesthetic and other-worldly qualities of unusual orchids. With Jim’s scientific background, they make a great combo!
Come learn their secrets of growing at the April 18th Meeting! They will also be bringing plants to sell, and will have many beauties on the raffle table as well!