"A Walk With Marilee" features Tom Harper at the show.
I started out very young with a passion for plants. At five I was began breeding African Violets in my bedroom, at seven started breeding Roses. At nine I stumbled on to Orchids while trying to buy a fishing boat. My first ones were cut flower standard Cattleyas from Bob Sanker in Cincinnati. I grew them under lights and had mild success, but began purchasing various miniature orchids from J&L so that I could have more plants in my limited space. After I got my degree in Biology from Xavier University, I moved to Kentucky to help them to make Bourbon. I spent 27 years in the Bourbon industry with Schenley Distillers, Heaven Hill Distillers and Jim Beam. Jim Beam wanted me to move to Chicago and I emphatically said no, so I have bounced around with some local companies since. Read more.
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The theme this year was “Wine and Roses”, Our members always have unique species and hybrids.
March 18 Panel of Members: Like what’s wrong with my Orchid?
April 15 Stephen Benjamin of Oak Knob Orchids “Growing Orchids the Way We Do” includes tips for beginners
May Picnic Date TBA at Ed Merkle's
June 17 Sam Tsui of Orchid Inn, Ltd., Topic TBA
July 15 Charles Wilson, “Orchids of Borneo” Memphis Orchid Society
August 19 Mark Reinke, Marble Branch, Topic TBA
September 16 Geraldine Powell of Orchid Gallery, Topic TBA
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