Paph Little Trouble
Topic: Mini Paphiopedilums
Speaker: Ross Heller
Finally, the hot summer will be over soon, and we can start looking forward to our next meeting.
Ross and his wife Julia are the owners of Deerwood Orchids in Minnesota. They specialize in breeding Paphiopedilums, concentrating mainly on compact and miniature hybrids and species.
They have been growing orchids since the 1980's, but seriously got bitten by the orchid bug in 1999 when they purchased an assortment of orchids, including their first Paphiopedilum, at the Orchid Society of Minnesota plant sale.
That first Paph captivated Ross and sent him down the road of specializing in Paphs. Ross soon purchased his first compots and then flasks to learn how to grow seedlings and also acquire quality plants by picking the best of a group.
While this learning process was going on, he also began to acquire divisions of awarded and other high quality Paphs to use in breeding.
Ross will share his growing experience and tips to grow Mini Paphiopedilums and will also bring plants for sale.
Take a look at his website to see his set-up and plants he is currently offering for sale: https://deerwoodorchids.com/
Coffee and refreshments will be available for our social hour.