February 7 - Broughtonias
Phillip Hamilton, Bredren Orchids
Phillip Hamilton will talk about the Broughtonia species and some of their hybrids, with lots of focus on how to grow them. Phillip was born and raised in Jamaica where he inherited his dad’s passion for orchids and grew up working in his parents’ orchid nursery, Hamlyn Orchids. His dad’s orchid passion is with the Jamaican native Broughtonias and their hybrids. Phillip’s passion also includes Phalaenopsis, which he has been growing and hybridizing 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) Senior Judge. 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 (part-time), Bredren Orchids, to facilitate the small-scale sale of some of the more unique Phalaenopsis and Broughtonia species and hybrids he grows and breeds. He has now managed Bredren Orchids full-time, with the generous help of his wife, Liz.
Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 til 9 pm
Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
February 15 - Virtual Show Table.
Courtney will zoom into cyberspace at 7 pm to tell us about the orchid pictures sent in for the virtual show table. An invitation will be sent to your email address. If you want to share images of your beauties in bloom, send high res pictures by January 25 to info@StAugOrchidSociety.org.
Here's a link to Courtney's January Virtual Show Table presentation.