Owner: Diane Bond

Leptotes bicolor

NEW Time: 6:00 PM PST

Last month’s topic was definitely “Big”. This month we go in the opposite direction. Our guest on Zoom on June 10, at 6:00PM PST will be Dr. Kristen Uthus. She will be joining us from Michigan to share her love of miniature orchids with a talk entitled “Honey, I Shrunk the Orchids”. Kristen studied both plant and animal ecology and evolution in university and then taught biology and ecology at several colleges. The daughter of a plant fanatic, she has been growing orchids for many years and in 2014 fulfilled her dream of making orchids a full-time commitment by purchasing New World Orchids in Manchester MI. She is supported in her orchid pursuits by her husband, Dr. Kevin Wehrly, and their two sons, Henry and Gus.

Although Kristen enjoys growing many varieties of orchids, miniatures remain her passion—the weirder the better. New World Orchids specializes in Japanese species including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, and Sederia japonica, but her selection includes choice species from many other genera.  Although she claims it is never entirely up to date, you can check out some of her offerings at https://newworldorchids.com

Owner: Marcia Hart