April 23 & 24, 2016
John Odom will be speaking to us about Encyelias
John Odom has been growing orchids for over 50 years and Odom's Orchids has been at the present location for over 40 years. He graduated from the University of Florida with his B.A, in agriculture. John is joined in the business with his wife, Louise, originally from Maryland, who was the youngest female rose judge on the east coast. When she moved to Florida she found growing roses were not a easy to grow down south. She started as a volunteer at Odom's Orchids' green houses and became a business partner for ten years before being married.
With over 90,000 square feet of greenhouses, Odom's Orchids is one of the largest retail growers and shippers of orchids in the United States. They specialize in Cattleya orchids, but also grow quite a few other varieties, including Vandas, Phalaenopsis, Lady Slippers, Oncidiums, and many species from other genera. Unlike many other orchid growers, most of there orchids are mature, blooming size plants, so you won't have to wait years for them to bloom.
John Will be bringing plants for sale, and raffle plants as well, so bring your wallet and your credit card for raffle plant tickets, plants, or BOTH>