Our June 8 th meeting will be in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085
Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm
Come early and help us set up.
Our speaker will be Tim Culbertson. (A short bio is below) Also, he will be bringing plants for sale!!!!
Bio for Tim Culbertson
Although I teach middle school kids for a living, one of my passions has always been plants. I began growing orchids as an offshoot from working at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia just after college. From the very beginning it was all about Paphs, particularly awarded and select clones of historic importance, of which my collection numbers nearly 3000. While I love finding old, rare stepping stones in Paph. breeding, I also do a little hybridizing of my own, and growing up my own babies is a blast. I am an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society, and have served in various capacities with various orchid societies in California and on the East Coast. I love meeting other people who like orchids too, and doing so often finds me traveling to shows, vendors, and peoples’ greenhouses to see the latest and greatest in new hybrids and to get the best orchid gossip. I like to be involved in plants as much as possible: in addition to Longwood, I’ve worked at the Smithsonian Institution tending to their orchids, and for years for the United States National Arboretum, collecting rare plants and documenting cultivated species and hybrids for their herbarium. In short, I really like plants.
Hope to see everyone there!