Central Florida Orchid Society
November General Membership Meeting
Date: Monday, November 10, 2014
Location: Harry P. Leu Gardens
Our guest speaker for November 10th was Steve Hawkins of www.orchidspecialist.com
He spoke about “Oncidium Alliance and its culture”
It all started with a couple of Cattleya orchids on a windowsill in a Kansas farmhouse at the age of 15. After graduating college with a degree in horticulture, I started work at Rod McLellan Co., “Acres of Orchids”, in South San Francisco, first as a grower and later as hybridizer and sales manager over a 13 year period. Shortly after moving to Florida in 1988, I began my own nursery in Apopka and grow a wide variety of orchids and some unusual tropicals in a 6000 square foot greenhouse.
My focus is on serving individuals and small businesses and educating the public with presentations to garden clubs and other organizations. I am a member of both the Central Florida Orchid Society and American Orchid Society and have membership information available. I do most of the work myself but have been blessed with help from family and friends, especially my hobbyist sister Linda who helps out at many orchid shows. Please feel free to stop by our booth at shows and Farmer’s Markets to chat about orchids and let us know how we may help you.
The Orchid Specialist – 1605 Jeanette Street Apopka, FL 32712
Nursery (407) 889-3138 Cell phone (321) 279-3003
The nursery is just 5 minutes from Wekiwa Springs State Park. The best time to reach us by phone is in the afternoon, and the nursery is open afternoons by appointment.