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.
June and December meetings are silent auctions of plants donated by members and supporting vendors as well as a pot luck dinner where all members and their guests get to know each other and share orchid growing tips and techniques.
Joe’s enthusiasm is contagious. Always informative, Joe will also discuss growing tillandsias (air plants) along with orchids.
Bob Asbell shares his experience in growing and flowering spectacular Cymbidium orchids on the Central California coast.
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.
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!