Speaker: Vern Bloch
Topic: Brassavolas and Related Species
Vern Bloch is a retired Navy pilot who first became interested in orchids after leaving the service in 1987. Two years later, Vern, and his wife, Helen, became owners of the Palm Bay Orchid Range and participated in many orchid shows around the state. They sold the nursery in 2004 but continue to do business on a small scale. For the past twenty years, Vern has conducted programs for numerous orchid societies ranging from the Florida Keys to North Carolina.
Vern’s main interest has always been in the Cattleya alliance and his presentation will focus on the Brassavola genus and Vern will show you how to differentiate between them and provide culture tips on how to grow them here in Florida.
Vern will be happy to answer questions and will have an assortment of fine orchids for sale.
Meeting starts 7:00 – Doors open at 6:30.
Venice Community Center.