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OSMT at the Lawn and Garden Show on YouTube

"A Walk With Marilee" features Tom Harper at the show.


Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee
Next Meeting, Tuesday, April 15, 2013

7:00 pm - at Cheekwood (refreshments at 6:30 pm)

Stephen Benjamin of Oak Knob Orchids “Growing Orchids the Way We Do”

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.

Read more about meetings and events in the OSMT newsletter.

OSMT at the Lawn and Garden Show

Click Here to Watch this Episode: "A Walk With Marilee"

The theme this year was “Wine and Roses”, Our members always have unique species and hybrids.

OSMT Awarded








OSMT Calendar Meetings and Events:

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


The OSMT Newsletter:

Each issue has information about past meetings and new events.
Read the
Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee Newsletter.


Remember Your 2013 Dues - $25.00.

Thanks to those that have already got their dues in. For those who have not, please bring your $25 to Angela at the next meeting.

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