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Lifelong Learning: Mounting Orchids PUBLIC PROFILE

(239) 643-7275 Naples Botanical Garden 4820 Bayshore Drive Naples, Florida 34112
http://www.naplesgarden.org/adult_programs.shtml

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with American Orchid Society member and judge Bill Overton.

Class Title: Mounting Orchids

Instructor: Bill Overton

Class Description: Did you know that many orchids naturally grow as epiphytes, attached to the bark of a tree? Do you wish to add variety to your orchid collection by adding mounted orchids? Sign up for this class to learn from American Orchid Society judge Bill Overton which types of orchids can be mounted, the mechanics of mounting on wood, and how to care for your mounted orchids.

Date: Saturday, December 14

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Kapnick Center; White Classroom (124)

Class Size: 12 participants

Cost: $10 Garden Members/ $15 Non-members

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 6th, 5:00pm

Instructor Bio: Bill Overton began growing orchids about 40 years ago on Long Island, New York. At one point, his collection included 4000 plants! Bill was recruited to be a judge for the American Orchid Society, and became accredited in 2001. When Bill moved to south Florida, he was excited to learn how to successfully grow orchids in our subtropical environment. Currently, Bill serves as treasurer for the Naples Orchid Society and represents this group as an "orchid doctor" at Naples Botanical Garden during season.

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