Speaker: Carrie Buchman
Carrie Buchman been growing restrepia for about 4 years now. She got her first one, Restrepia iris, at an NJOS Show in 2013 and fell in love with this genus. Her talk, Restrepia, The Easy Pleurothallid, shows you some of the various ways she’s growing these miniatures and what is working well for her in Northern New Jersey.
For those of you who don’t know Carrie, She is a native Pennsylvanian who grew up near Media and still has relatives in the Philadelphia area. She lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey with her husband, Tim, where proximity to New York City provides ample opportunity to enjoy the theater and fine dining. She is the president of the North Jersey Orchid Society and a student judge with the AOS NorthEast Judging Center.
Carrie was graduated from Smith College (Physics and Math) and still volunteers there. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Much of her career was as a Software Quality Engineer in military, commercial and space aviation and, in the early days, anti-submarine warfare. She then moved to managing Quality Systems for Johnson & Johnson, from which she retired.
She’s been growing orchids for over thirty years; and currently has 200+ spanning the alphabet from Aerangis to Zygopetalum in a converted sunroom which is somewhere between a windowsill and a greenhouse.
I hope you’ll join us for a lively discussion about restrepias and how you can grow these little gems too
Please bring your beauties for the Showtable!