Dr. Kristen Uthus
"Neofinetia, their Culture, History and Mystique"
Monday, July 13, 2015
(Doors Open 6:30PM)
Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California
about our speaker
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. Kristen has been growing orchids for over
20 years, but recently fulfilled a lifelong dream to make orchids a
full-time commitment by purchasing New World Orchids
from Dr. Glenn Lehr. Although she enjoys
growing many varieties of orchids and other plants, New World
Orchids specializes in Japanese species including Neofinetia
falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, Sederia japonica,
as well as Asian Cymbidium species. Kristen is supported in
these pursuits by her husband, Dr. Kevin Wehrly,
her two sons, Henry and Gus, and a veritable menagerie of loving
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. There will be a
demonstartion of how to “moss” these plants that are traditionally grown mounded
in sphagnum. These are very hardy outdoor plants in the SoCal growing area that
require very little space but yield heavenly scented flowers.
For more information on New
World Orchids, visit the website (www.newworldorchids.com)
or their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/newworldorchids).
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information on OSSC's regular monthly meetings.
news in brief
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: [Submitted by
OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on March 2, 2014].
Starting this month, every new member and their sponsor
will each receive a certificate good for one 1-gallon
Cymbidium orchid, courtesy of
Orchids by Art in North Hills, CA, which is owned
and operated by OSSC member Art Mendoza. The society
expresses sincere thanks to
Art for this generous offer. This offer supercedes the
prior offer from
WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK!: [Submitted
by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on April 18, 2012]
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Member Charles B. Boco. Check it out at
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development, OSSC now has over 200 "likes" on Facebook.
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