August Meeting Thursday, August 16, 2018


Garden Club of Indian River County

2625 17th Ave

​Vero Beach, Florida

​​Our speaker for the August meeting will be Jamie Lawson.

Jamie and Jackie Lawson with their kids, Brian and Lanie, settled in Central Florida in 1990 after a year traveling through Mexico and Central America in their motorhome.  Having their interest piqued by orchids they saw in the wild, they immediately bought a couple of orchids, took out the ugly white tags and went to their first orchid society meeting and immediately realized they had a lot to learn.

Although Jamie doesn't calm to be an expert, he has traveled  extensively to various growers, both commercial and backyard, and picked their brains.  He is also a member of four orchid societies which he regularly attends and is the past Moderator of the Slipper Orchid Study Group of Florida.

Jamie has an orchid flasking  lab in Micco, Florida, Hummingbird Highway Orchid Lab, where he does seed flasking and mericloning.   Everyone is invited to visit his lab and learn about orchid propagation techniques.

Jamie will be speaking to us about how to grow 2000 orchids in your backyard.

Odoms Orchids will provide the raffle plants at the meeting.