Mar. 16, 2014 - General Meeting 2:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St. Birmingham MI 48009
Japanese Orchid History and Culture
Japanese orchids are not typical in the orchid world. Dr. Kristen Uthus will speak about what makes Japanese orchids stand out in a crowd and what may make Neofinetia Falcata the perfect houseplant.
Dr. Kristen Uthus studied both plant and animal ecology and evolution at Virginia Commonwealth University and The Ohio State University. She has taught biology and ecology at several colleges including the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. She has been growing orchids for over 20 years, but recently fulfilled a lifelong dream to make orchids a full-time commitment by going into business with Dr. Glenn Lehr at New World Orchids. Although she enjoys growing many varieties of orchids and other plants, New World specializes in Japanese species including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, and Sederia spp. Kristen is supported in these pursuits by her husband, Dr. Kevin Wehrly, her two sons, Henry and Gus, and a veritable menagerie of loving animals.
Dr. Kristen Uthus will be bringing plants in the General Meeting. For pre-orders, please call (734) 369-1776 or send her an e-mail.