Next Meeting: Thursday 9th March 7:30pm
is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has been growing
orchids since 1980. She has been an active member of the SFOS
since 1982. A hobbyist grower, she grows her orchids in two
greenhouses at her home in Santa Rosa, California. She is
especially interested in cool-growing miniature species but
plenty of larger plants have crept into the collection as
well. Though the collection has never been counted, most
guesses put it at several thousand plants representing a wide
range of genera. Marni has been a frequent contributor to
Orchids magazine with her series called 'Well Worth the Space'
and has co-authored several articles with Eric Christenson in
recent years. Her articles have been translated into Dutch and
German for international publication.
Photographs of her plants have been feature in articles
for the past several years in both Orchids Magazine, Orchid
Digest, Richardiana, The Orchid Review, and The Australian
Orchid Review. A working potter for over 38 years, she owns
and manages Stony Point Ceramic Design which is a small
pottery that produces vase, orchid planters, and flower
This talk covers the seven genera that comprise the
subtribe Coelogyninae. If you don't already know which seven
that is, come to the talk and find out!
You will learn about the diversity within the different
genera, see both common and rarely seen species as well as
learn about habitat and how it relates to cultural needs.
host dinner with the speaker will be at 5:30 pm at Pasta
Pomodoro, 45 Crescent Lane, Pleasant Hill.
in downtown Pleasant Hill.) Everyone is welcome at
this dinner. If you would like to attend please call
Brian Wraxall at 510-222-1728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
general meetings each month, we have a new program called
the ICU - Doctor on Duty. During the brake session (only
15 minutes) while most of you will be enjoying the
refreshments, one can bring in a plant to have it looked at by
the ICU Doctor on duty. Remember to place the plant you bring
in into a clear plastic container. Please do not bring
in more than one plant to each meeting.