FCOS Field Trip - Carpenteria - orchids and tillandsias (air plants)
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

FCOS Field Trip - Carpenteria - orchids and tillandsias (air plants)

Another great opportunity for a behind the scenes look at two commercial orchid growers in Carpenteria on Saturday, Nov 16, 2019.

We will meet at 10 AM at Joe Ambriz greenhouse Ambriz Kingdom of Plants for a personalized tour of his Laelia anceps collection, along with a range of other orchids, tillandsias, bromeliads, succulents and caudiciform plants. Joe always has a few new items to amaze even the most experienced grower. Plants are for sale so plan to take home new additions for your collection.

We will go to lunch at a local Carpenteria restaurant - most likely Padaro Grill.

At 2:00 PM we will meet at Air Plant Alchemy in Carpenteria to tour Brian’s greenhouses where he grows a wide variety of tillandsias. He has a large display and sales area for specimen tillandsias and specimen orchids with some very artistic arrangements and stunning displays. Brian will take us behind the scenes to visit greenhouse growing areas closed to the public.

For questions please send an email from the “Contact FCOS” page of this website.

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25th Annual Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale - Saturday, April 4 and Sunday April 5, 2020
Apr
4
to Apr 5

25th Annual Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale - Saturday, April 4 and Sunday April 5, 2020

  • South County Regional Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 25th annual Central Coast Orchid Show features award winning orchids, a large vendor area where visitors can purchase blooming orchids, supplies and companion plants including tillandsias (air plants) and carnivorous plants. Food and drink are available at the show and there is a children’s activity area where children are introduced to the world of creative gardening.

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Dracula orchids - Joe Parker's amazing plants
May
14
7:30 PM19:30

Dracula orchids - Joe Parker's amazing plants

Joe Parker has assembled an amazing collection of Dracula species orchids in his specialty built greenhouse in Pacifica, CA. His location close to the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay moderates temperatures, creating the ideal climate to grow these amazing orchids. Joe will share his extensive knowledge of the breeding history and cultural needs of Dracula orchids. A talk not to be missed!

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Sept 12, 2019 Meeting
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Sept 12, 2019 Meeting

Our monthly meetings are lively, entertaining and informative. How to grow specific orchid types, global travels to see orchids in the wild and best practices used by our experienced growers. Always fun and entertaining with lively questions and sometimes answers.

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