Speaker: Ron Midgett of New Earth Orchids, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Topic: “Green With Envy: Green Cattleyas—Origins”
Ron Midgett began growing orchids in 1969 in the orchid-rich environment of Southern California. Since then, he has grown orchids in many different regions of the US and in the Caribbean for 3 years. Currently, he resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a breeder with an emphasis on Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums, and Oncidinae. Several cultivars from his crosses have received AOS awards.
In 1990, Ron founded the New England Orchid Company in Franklin, MA. In 2003, he moved his orchid business to New Jersey and changed the name to New Earth Orchid Co., aka New Earth Orchids. In 2010, New Earth Orchids was moved to Santa Fe, NM.
Ron is an accredited AOS judge currently serving in the Rocky Mountain Region. He has served as chairperson for AOS judging for the 2011 and 2012 New Mexico Orchid Guild Shows. In 2011, Ron was invited to participate in judging the Taiwan International Orchid Show.
Ron has authored articles published in Orchids and most recently in the Orchid Digest. He was given the prestigious Ernest Heatherington award from the Orchid Digest for his article, “Beyond Sc. Beaufort—A 20 Year Odyssey in Cattleya Breeding”. Ron feels a special honor in receiving this award because Ernest was one of his first mentors.
Ron is happy to bring plants to sell and accepts preorders. A 10% discount is given for preorders. Plants for meeting raffles are available. Use this URL to connect to his online store: http://newearthorchids.com
Location: Venice Community Center -(doors open at 6:30)