I am available for speaking engagements for garden clubs and orchid societies within driving distance in the Northeast (NJ, NYC, eastern PA, southern NY & southern CT). For events outside of this area, travel arrangements would have to be made.
Travel charges: < 50 miles: Tolls/Parking only; > 50 miles: Tolls/Parking + fuel + meal
Garden Clubs, Master Gardeners & libraries: $100
You bought an orchid. How to make it bloom again,aka A passion for orchids = Growing Orchids in the home & garden
Orchid Societies: Total membership 39 or less = $150
Total membership 40 & up = $200
All presentations are in PowerPoint, so a digital projector is required. I will bring my own laptop, but might need an extension cord.. Following presentations are available:
- Yes, You Can Grow Vandaceous Orchids = an overview of the primare genera and their cultural requirements, suggestions for the easier groups for the home grower.
- Slippers - Mostly Paphs = an overview of the 5 genera, in-depth look at Paphiopedilum sub-genera, plus cultural requirements for Paphs, Phrags & Mexipedium.
- Growing Seedlings from Flask = Propagation methods, why they come in flasks, deflasking and how to care for seedlings from flasks. Also useful for those who buy small seedlings.
- Cool Orchids, which can be grown outdoors 6+months (Bletilla, Aussie Dendrobiums, Dendrobium nobile hybrids, Cymbidium, Laelia anceps & reedstem Epidendrums).
- 2008 World Orchid Congress, Miami (3 Orchidholics in Heaven).
Current speaking schedule:
2017: January 10th Deep Cut Orchid Society Preparing Plants for Shows + Growing Seedlings from Flask
January 28th Paph Forum, Washington DC The Winding Path, 3 Generations of Paph Growers
March 8th Southeastern Pennsylvania OS, PA Yes, You can Grow Vandaceous Orchids
April 4th Greater Westchester, NY Growing orchids from flask to bloom
April 24th Chatham Library, Chatham, NJ You bought an orchid. How to make it bloom again.
May 11th Nutmeg State Orchid Society, CT TBD
May 13th Ocean State Orchid Society, RI TBD
June 13th Delaware Orchid Society Yes, You Can Grow Vandaceous Orchids
July 8th New Hampshire Orchid Society TBD
July 11th Massachusetts Orchid Society TBD
September 6th Central Jersey Orchid Society TBD
September 17th Virginia Orchid Society TBD
September 18th National Capitol Orchid Society TBD
October 15th OS of Western Pennsylvania TBD
2016: January 26th Passaic County Master Gardeners A Passion for Orchids
March 9th Manhattan Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
March 20th Southern Tier Orchid Society TBD (possibly 'Slippers - Mostly Paphs')
April 12th Greater Westchester Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
April 21st Bucks County OS, PA Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
May 25th Greater Philadelphia OS, PA Growing Vandaceoius in the Northeast
June 9th North Jersey Orchid Society Growing Orchids from Flask
September 18th South Jersey Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
September 20th Staten Island Orchid Society Growing Orchids from Flask
October 11th Clifton Garden Club, Clifton, NJ You bought an orchid. How to make it bloom again.
October 20th Maryland Orchid Society Slippers - Mostly Paphs
2015: February 12th Long Island Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
February 17th Staten Island Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
April 14th Greater Westchester Orchid Society Slippers - Mostly Paphs
July 9th North Jersey Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
July 14th Deep Cut Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
September 17th Ramapo Orchid Society Slippers - Mostly Paphs
October 20th Staten Island Orchid Society Slippers - Mostly Paphs
November 8th Mid-Hudson Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
2014: March 2nd Lehigh Valley Orchid Club Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
July 16th Greater New York Orchid Society Growing Vandaceous in the Northeast
November 2nd Lehigh Valley Orchid Club Slippers - Mostly Paphs
To discuss a presentation, fees & travel expenses, please call me at 973-495-4863, or send an email to email@example.com.