Growing Orchids from Seed at Home (new elective)

 

Instructor: Fred J. Bess, Horticulturist & Arborist

Saturday, September 15 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $50|Non-members $55

Growing orchids from seed has always been considered a very specialized task and nearly impossible for the average gardener. It is a myth that a fully equipped laboratory is necessary; a myth that will be dispelled as we discuss the orchids, their seeds and what is required for them to grow and thrive. This class will include a hands-on experience to illustrate how anyone can grow orchids (including some native species) from seed in their kitchen, with minimal experience and equipment. Participants will take home a flask (or two!) of newly-sown orchids.