Tuesday, January 19, 2016
OSMT Meeting Location: Cheekwood
7 pm Presentation: Phalaenopsis – New Trends in Culture and Hybridization
Location: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens – directions, 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205 615.356.800
We welcome Tom Harper as our distinguished speaker for our January meeting. Tom is also a founding member of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA) in 1989. He has recently been featured in an June 2015 article of Orchids magazine and conducted the September 2015 AOS (American Orchid Society) webinar “Growing Phalaenopsis,” drawing over 200 Global attendees.
He has been an active member in the OSMT (Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee) since 1967 serving as President, Vice President, and Trustee. He was the Show Chair of Mid America Orchid Congress and Tennessee Capital Orchid Show in Franklin, TN held in March of 2015.
Tom has been an accredited American Orchid Society judge since 1984 and is based in the Atlanta Judging Center. In the fall of 2014, he moved to Senior Judge after 30 years as an active judge.
As part of OSMT outreach to new members, Tom will conduct a special lecture, and hands on demonstration of proper care including orchid repotting beginning at 6 pm. Refreshments will follow at 6:30 pm with regular meeting promptly at 7 pm. All new and prospective members are encouraged to attend this wonderful opportunity.