Orchid Talks

orchidDon is available to do talks for clubs, especially garden clubs. He has done presentations for garden clubs, as well as Master Gardeners. He has been a presenter for the Porter County Master Gardeners and the LaPorte County Master Gardeners symposiums. His normal speaking fee is $150 plus mileage and tolls. He does insist on selling blooming orchid plants after his presentation.  These are orchids that are easily grown in people’s homes.

  1. Growing Your First Orchid Successfully
    Interactive talk with demonstrations. Set up 45 minutes.  The presentation is 45-60 minutes long.Sessions are informal and questions will be answered.  The intent of the programs is to help people be successful orchid growers.  Lighting conditions, watering, and repotting are stressed.Don will also try to correct orchid growing fallacies. Handouts will be available with our growing suggestions at no charge.
  2. What’s wrong with my orchid?
    Interactive talk with demonstrations. Set up 45 minutes. The presentation is 45-60 minutes long.  Each member of your group can bring in an orchid that they are having trouble growing or one they have questions about.Don will examine the orchid, ask questions, and come up with possible solutions for growing and blooming the orchid.
  3. Repotting Orchids
    Hands on workshop. Set up 45 minutes. This presentation is 45-60 minutes long.Don will demonstrate proper orchid repotting and supervise while each person repots his/her own orchid or one that Don has brought.
  4. Orchids of the World
    Interactive talk. Set up 45 minutes. This presentation is 45-60 minutes long.Don will talk about orchids from around the world. He will have blooming orchids that are from each plant family that he talks about.