Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering its morning orchid care classes beginning August 12th in our lovely air conditioned Island Theater. Learn how to care for your orchids on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate with orchid curators from Broward Orchid Supply. Each class is followed by a tour of the orchid greenhouse, lathe house and display house. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase at all classes.
All classes take place on Saturday from 10am – 12pm.
The schedule is as follows:
Orchid Basics – August 12
Newcomers to orchids will learn how to choose the correct plants for their growing area and what they need – water, light, fertilizer, temperature, so they grow and flower beautifully. Start your journey into the exciting hobby of orchid growing! All sales are final and non-refundable.
Orchid Repotting – August 19
Learn how often an orchid should be repotted, about different potting medias, the proper type of pot or basket to use or how to mount orchids on items such as tree fern or cork. Demonstrations will be given. All sales are final and non-refundable.
Diagnosing Pests & Diseases – August 26
Learn about pests and diseases that harm orchids. From bacterial and fungal rots to insects, such as thrips, scale, snails and spider mites. Students will learn how to identify the culprits, what products to use to get rid of them, as well as what to do to avoid them in the future. This is information you need to know to grow the best orchids possible. Orchids or orchid leaves may be brought in for diagnosis, but must be placed in plastic bags to prevent contaminating other plants. All sales are final and non-refundable.
The cost of each class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. For more information or to Register, visit www.bonnethouse.org or contact Linda Schaller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 703-2606.