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Tomas Bajza

June 4 - Giant World of Miniature Orchids
Tomas Bajza, Tarzane Group

Tomas showed some of his amazing setups for growing various miniature and small orchids, talking about their needs, and providing growing tips and techniques. He also talked about how to mount or pot them, as well as water and feed them.
 
 
Dave Sorokowsky

May 7 - Multifloral Paphs
Dave Sorokowsky, Paph Paradise

Dave talked about multifloral paphiopedilums.They require a bit more space but the spectacular display of flowers they provide makes them worth it! These large bright light loving paphs can be grown next to your cattleyas.
   
 
 
Courtney Hackney

April 2 - Tolumnias
Courtney Hackney, Hackneau Art & Orchids

Courtney talked about Moir's Weeds, aka Tolumnias, formerly known as Equitant Oncidiums. These twig epiphytes with colorful flowers have adapted to the Caribbean climate, where morning rains and dews wet them and trade winds dry them by nightfall.
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our April Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.
 
 
Bill Nunez

March 5 - Growing Specimen Cattleyas
Bill Nunez, Orchid Hobbyist

Bill, the Rhizome Cowboy, talked about how to grow a specimen cattleya. He focused on potting techniques to make sure there is plenty of aeration and draining, using only a thin layer of rot resistant potting materials.
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our March Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.
 
 
Terry Bottom

February - Photographing Orchids
Terry Bottom, Terry Bottom Photography

Terry talked about photographing your orchids, whether you use a big camera or the camera on your phone. He talked about settings, lighting and backgrounds to get the best images of your orchids.
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our February Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.
 
 
Francisco Miranda

January - A Tale of Two Cattleyas
Francisco Miranda, Miranda Orchids

Francisco Miranda talked about the dynamic duo, Cattleya walkeriana and Cattleya nobilior. These Brazilian cattleyas grow in dry habitats. Francisco had lots of pics showing how they grow in situ, to guide you in growing them.
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our January Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.