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San-Cap Orchid Society announces guest speaker for month

February 8, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society will meet on Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, at 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Guest speaker Bill Thoms, an internationally recognized speaker, orchid breeder and grower, will discuss "General Orchid Culture." He, along with his wife, have been growing orchids around Central Florida for over 45 years and have almost every award granted by the American Orchid Society.

Orchid enthusiasts are encouraged to come at 1 p.m. for a fundamentals session, when members talk about orchid basics. Anyone with questions or an "ill" orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during show and tell.

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Jeanne Brinkerhoff, left, and Mimie DiRico, both of Sanibel, display their shared first place ribbons won during the January meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society.

Most meetings include an orchid sale, as well as a raffle.

Members are invited to participate in a monthly show at each meeting. Ribbons are awarded for the best hybrid and the best species orchids.

Membership is $25 per person or $45 for couples; guests are $5.

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