Next Meeting is on Thursday,
September 13th, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room
1331 Concord Ave. Concord, CA
Marni Turkel will
Most of the orchids we see
at shows and on show tables are sympodial where one growth
finishes and a new one starts from the rhizome. This
presentation will focus on those with a monopodial growth habit.
Those where the plant grows upward from a single point. It
adds leaves to the apex each year and the stem grows longer
This talk will focus on the wonderful variety of
monopodial genera of great interest to orchid growers. It
includes miniatures as well as some rather large species, some
well known and others not often seen. It will cover aspects of
culture in general and individual species. You will see images
of flowers up close as well as whole plants. There should be
something of interest to growers from all levels of experience.
Marni Turkel (pronounced tur KELL) is a native of the San
Francisco Bay Area and has been growing orchids since
1980. She grows in four greenhouses in Santa Rosa with
approximately 1250 sq ft of growing space. Her main
interest is in miniature species but plenty of larger
plants have crept into the collection as well.
Marni has been a contributor to Orchids magazine with her
series called 'Well Worth the Space' and 'Give It a Rest'.
Her articles have been translated into Dutch, German,
Portuguese and Swedish for international publication.
Photographs of her plants have been featured in articles
of noted orchid publications including Orchids Magazine,
Orchid Digest, Richardiana, The Orchid Review, and The
Australian Orchid Review. For the last few years she has
been sharing her photographs and knowledge on OrchidsForum.com.
Starting in 2009, Marni expanded her work with
orchids to include propagation of orchids from seed and
has set up a flasking lab of her own to take the process
from start to finish and sell flasks of many of the
orchids species in her collection.
After working for over
43 years as a potter, she has retired from ceramics to
pursue orchids full-time.
The plant table
will be provided by Marni Turkel
Dinner with the Speaker at
5:30 pm is at Sichuan Fortune House, 41 Woodsworth Ln, Pleasant
Hill , CA 94523 Everyone is invited to attend and meet our speaker -
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