Please join us for our next meeting on Sunday March 2nd. Our guest speaker is our own Dr. Larry Mellichamp and he will be delivering a new talk entitled, “Ten Orchid Myths “Ten orchid myths (some of which you know about)” A presentation on unusual aspects of orchids, both in the wild and in cultivation, and how they relate to our understanding and appreciation of orchids and how to grow them better. Lunch starts at noon and the meeting begins at 1PM. Please bring your blooming plants for the show table.
Larry will not be selling plants, so we will open the sales table to members to bring items for the farmer’s market. Bring anything you want to sell or trade and give 10% of the proceeds back to the society at the end of the meeting.
About Dr. Mellichamp…
Larry Mellichamp is a Professor of Botany at Univ. of N.C. at Charlotte and Director for the McMillan Greenhouse and Botanical Gardens for over 38 years. He will retire at the end of 2014. He knows a little bit about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things. He likes unusual plants – orchids, succulents, and especially carnivorous plants. His latest book, Native Plants of the Southeast, shows his wild interest in wild natives and how to grow them.