Loving your orchid right: the sequel

oncidium3Orchids are fascinating plants. According to a 2007 study published in Nature, the origins of their plant family, Orchidaceae, can be traced back as far as 70-80 million years. It is no surprise then, that as one of the most diverse plant families on the planet, the Orchidaceae family includes 10s of 1000s of species. The second in our series on orchid care, this workshop is designed for those who have already a basic knowledge of moth orchid care but are ready to explore some new varieties. Orchid-lover and McGill Plant Science PhD student Christie Lovat will address the special needs of several orchid species, including Vanda, Paphilopedilum (slipper orchids), Cattleya, Oncidium, Ludisia, and Vanilla orchids. Participants will receive an oncidium orchid in a 4” pot to take back to the office or home. The workshop will run for about 40 minutes with plenty of time for questions.

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Please note that because the oncidium orchid provided by our vendor (Planterra) is $10 more expensive than moth orchids, the cost of this workshop has been raised to $35.
Note also that the annual Orchid Exposition of Les Orchidophiles de Montréal will take place in Montreal the weekend following the workshop (March 28 & 29). You can put your new know-how to use and buy other interesting orchids at the exposition!

Workshop date: Tuesday, March 24th 2015 
Cost: $35 each (cash only)
Workshop A 11:30-12:30 Workshop B 12:30 12:30-1:30
Workshop location: Downtown campus, Room 310, Peterson Hall (3460 McTavish St. between the Faculty club and the SSMU building)
Register HERE

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