Meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Speaker: Roy Krueger

Topic: Grower, Know Yourself

Roy moved down here about fourteen years ago, bought a house, and inherited three orchids from the previous owner. He soon discovered that orchids multiply faster than rabbits and he now has over 500, with his favorites being Cattleyas and unusual Dendrobiums. Roy grows his orchids in a pool cage, on trees, under arbors, on wind chime holder racks and along his fence out of the reach of squirrels.

He’s neither a born orchidist nor a commercial grower, just an extremely talented hobbyist and his experience and knowledge are displayed at the many classes he teaches at various societies. He served five years as the President of the Manatee Orchid Society and four years in various positions with the Sarasota Orchid Society, writing a monthly article called “Orchids We Should Grow”.

Roy has spoken at many clubs and societies over the years on many orchid topics and is well known for his how-to classes and hands-on approach. Bring your questions and be prepared to learn and have a great time at the May meeting.

Meeting starts 7:00 – Doors open at 6:30.

Plant sales provided by Orchid Envy.

Venice Community Center.