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Gainesville Orchid Society
Annual Orchid Show

October 21st-22nd, 2017
9:00am -5:00pm

featured at the

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Fall Open House & Plant Sale

FREE ADMISSION to the Gardens

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Next Meeting
Monday,October 23rd, 2017

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 S.W. 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608
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7:00 Beginner's Program: "Dendrobium Delight"
by Mike Sielaff

7:30 Program:"Phalaenopsis: Their History,
Culture and Current Trends"
by Phillip Hamilton

Phillip will bring plants for sale and for the raffle.

    Phillip was born and raised in Jamaica where he inherited his dad’s passion for orchids.  He grew up working in his parents’ orchid nursery, Hamlyn Orchids.  Although his dad’s true orchid passion was with the Jamaican native Broughtonia’s and their hybrids, Phillip’s passion leaned heavily toward Phalaenopsis, which he has been growing and breeding since the age of eight.
    He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and is an American Orchid Society (AOS) Accredited Judge.  He is currently one of the seminar coordinators for the Florida North Central Judging Center of the AOS.
Professionally, Phillip has worked for two major orchid production nurseries in Central Florida as a grower and grower/manager.  In 2013 he formed his own business, Bredren Orchids, to facilitate the small-scale sale of some of the more unique Phalaenopsis and Broughtonia species and hybrids he grows and/or breeds.  He now manages Bredren Orchids full-time, with the generous help of his wife, Liz.  They are currently working on developing this business into more than just the mail-order only entity it now is.
    Phillip will be giving a presentation on “How to Grow Broughtonia’s in Florida.”
He will be bringing a variety of plants for sale, including: novelty Phalaenopsis hybrids, a variety of Cattleya related species and hybrids.


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            beginners and experts alike.
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