"Growing and Showing Specimen Plants" is the topic for the Monday, April 15, meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society.
The speaker is Bill Thoms of Valrico, Fla. Bill and his wife, Doris Dukes, have been growing orchids in Florida for almost 40 years. They have received almost every award granted by the American Orchid Society as well as more Awards for Culture than anyone else in the world.
The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way.
Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the Orchid Society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission.
Anyone with questions or an "ill orchid" that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting. Orchid Society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best Hybrid and best Species Orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle.
Society annual membership is $20, guests are $4.
For more information call Nannette Lehr 395-3327