Join orchid expert extraordinaire, Bill Thoms, on a visual tour documenting several travelogues of orchids growing in the wild in various places around the world. This presentation explores the culture of orchids and brings to light Bill’s orchid adventures in Ecuador, Brazil, Borneo, and the Philippines!
No matter how many orchids you have… 1000s, just a few, or none at all, Bill will give you tips to make them, or any plant, grow and bloom better.
Speaker Bio: Bill Thoms grew up in Pompano Beach and got his first orchid in 1969 when he rescued plants of Encyclia tampensis in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He and Doris Dukes live near Brandon, and they are most proud of the awards for culture they have received over the years including 105 AOS Awards for Culture in 30 genera, First Class Certificates for Bulbophyllums, Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums and Prosthecheas, and over 400 total awards in all categories. Additionally, the American Orchid Society has added a new Annual Award for the best Bulbophyllum exhibited, the Bill Thoms Award. His funny and informative book, Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY?, may be purchased from him. It also comes as a CD for use on a computer. He also has an ongoing video book that lasts for 2 years and has photos, articles, essays and answers to your personal orchid problems.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Cost: Members: $10; Non-Members: $15
Location: Exhibit Hall
Online registration for Orchids Around the World closes August 19th.
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