The Alabama Orchid Society will host their 33rd American Orchid Society sanctioned Show and Sale at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL. For more information contact Dr. Beverly A. Van Der Pool, 205-821-0689; firstname.lastname@example.org.
An overview of a genus of fascinating orchids that are generally easy to grow and rewarding in the Southeast USA. Mark highlights a dozen species out of the vast Encyclia range from Florida to Brazil, explaining how to grow them and showcasing some of the surprisingly impressive hybrids made from them. He ends with examples of the Encyclia breeding taking place at Marble Branch Farms and will have seedlings of some of these crosses among the plants he will bring with him to sell at the meeting. You can also preorder orchids from their website, marblebranchfarms.com