Wednesday March 9, 2016
Socializing begins 6:15 pm • Meeting begins 7:00 pm
Meeting concludes by 9 pm
SCL Conference Center
15 West 39th ST, 3rd floor NYC
(betwn. 5th and 6th Avnues)
Note: if you arrive after 7PM, you must
buzz the 3rd floor for admission.
212-244-8888Speaker: Kim Feddersen
Vandas are a hugely popular family of orchids, with good reason. The miniature members of this group are great favorites of indoor growers because of ease of culture and variety of flowering. Kim Fedderson has a lot of experience growing these, and will share his favorite varieties and many growing tips. Heíll also bring plants for sale!
Kim grew up in Denmark, where he worked in his fatherís retail orchid nursery (Orkidť Kultur) until leaving for the US in his 20s. Kim has grown orchids as a hobby grower for about 20 years, starting in windows, moving to lights in the basement, and finally into a greenhouse with some 1500+ plants, mostly Paphiopedi- lum and Vandaceous, but also ranging into Cattleyas, Aussie Den- drobiums, pendulous Cymbidiums & Lycastes. He does a little breeding in Paphs (complex & tea cup types) and miniature Van- daceous, with emphasis on Neofinetia falcata & Ascocentrum.)
Kim is currently editor for the Deep Cut newsletter, and has served on the board of NJOS for a number of years. He exhibits at the NJ shows as Fair Orchids. He lives in Maplewood NJ with his wife, 5 felines who canít keep teeth and paws out of the orchids, some 100+ daylilies, a couple of hardy orchids and an assortment of other botanical oddities.
If you are not yet a member, you can try before you buy! You are invited to attend a meeting to see what it"s like, even before you join.
Why join a local orchid society?
Learning from fellow hobbyists with similar interests and growing conditions is the best way to achieve success! Our members are happy to share their tips and expertise. We grow on windows, under lights, in greenhouses and gardens, here in New York City!