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San-Cap Orchid Society announces guest speaker for month

By Staff | Feb 28, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Michael Coronado, of RF Orchids in Homestead, displays orchids he had for sale at a recent Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society meeting. A future visit to RF Orchids is being planned by the society.

The Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society will meet on March 18 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, at 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Guest speaker John Romano, who started growing orchids in 1979 at 13, runs orchid groups on Facebook and YouTube. He has worked as a grower at a number of nurseries, including JEM Orchids in Delray. He is a member of the Coalition of Orchid Species and a popular speaker at meetings.

Orchid enthusiasts are encouraged to come at 1 p.m. for a fundamentals session, when members talk about orchid basics. In March, Gary Murza will speak on “Water: It’s Not Just H20.” Anyone with questions or an “ill” orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during show and tell.

Most meetings include an orchid sale, as well as a raffle.

Members are invited to participate in a monthly show at each meeting. Ribbons are awarded for the best hybrid and the best species orchids.

Membership is $25 per person or $45 for couples; guests are $5.

For more information, visit www.sancaporchid.org.