September 6 - Intergeneric Phals
Alan Koch, Gold Country Orchids
Alan Koch, from Gold Country Orchids, will talk about the new trend in breeding for Phalaenopsis intergenerics, such as with vandaceous orchids. Phalaenopsis have been enjoyed by novice growers for the ease of growth and long lasting flowers. Intergeneric Phalaenopsis hybrids are easier to grow, maintain the long lasting flowers and often bloom more often than a normal Phalaenopsis. Another benefit from this line of breeding has been the creation on many fragrant hybrids. The bright colors, fragrant flowers and smaller hardier plants make this an interesting direction in orchids. Check out Alan's preorder list
and get a 10% discount!
Alan Koch is the owner of Gold Country Orchids where he specializes in miniature and compact Cattleyas. He has been growing orchids since 1969, helped by his degree in plant physiology to breed plants that grow fast with attractive clean growth and plants that flower young. He has moved five times as his orchid obsession has led to the need for more growing space. With the last move, he purchased 10 acres of land in Lincoln, California for his 300,000 orchids. He is recognized as an expert in the Brazilian Cattleya alliance and a trend setter in miniature Cattleya breeding.
Plants will be available on the sales and raffle tables. Friends and guests are always welcome!
Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 til 9 pm
Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086