Meeting: Thursday April 12th 7:30
Bill Thoms "Bulbophyllum Culture"
Renowned orchid grower, world traveler
and speaker Bill Thoms of Dover, Florida will be presenting a talk
on Culture of Bulbophyllums.
Bill Thoms and his wife, Doris Dukes have been
growing orchids around Tampa, Florida for 30 years and to-date have
won more Awards for Culture (CCM’s) than just about anyone in the
world. They were the first to receive the new award
`Certificate of Cultural Excellence’ for a score above 90 points
and that was for Miltoniopsis which is very difficult to grow in
Tampa. They just received their 52nd CCM award for a
Cirrhophyllum Emily Siegerist. They have received three First
Class Certificates in the past two years as well as almost every
other award given by the AOS.
Bill Thoms talks are spiced with funny stories,
funny associations and funny accents. Whether you grow
thousands of orchids, only a few or none at all, you will have a
wonderfully entertaining time and will be able to grow anything
better. Many of the requirements for growing world class
plants are made easy to understand and remember. He will also
share secrets to producing more award winning plants faster.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear one of
the most knowledgeable, interesting and funny speakers in the orchid
MR. BILL THOMS WILL PROVIDE THE RAFFLE TABLE
Orchid Sale April 22
Orchids, Refreshments, Potting
Demonstrations at the Orchid Ranch (Fordyce
Orchids) on April 22nd.
Members please bring an plants for
donation to the April meeting.