Tuesday, January 17, 2017
OSMT Meeting – Location: Cheekwood
7 pm Presentation: “Paphiopedilum” (Member plant sales & refreshments at 6:30 pm)
Location: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens – directions, 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205
We restart our year with an in depth look into the famed Lady’s Slipper orchids.
Our guest speaker will be our current co-vice president, Rick Lockwood with an in depth look at Paphiopedilum’s.
He will focus on his extension of the 101 class from the last meeting by introducing the genus in general before divulging his personal tips on growing these beautiful orchids.
We will have a question and answer session. Please bring your orchid plants to sell as we will have an open sales table. All are welcome! Also, please bring your friends interested in orchids.
About Rick Lockwood
Rick started his interest in biology not too long after he could walk. Catching anything small enough to put into bottles for up close study, and getting his reptile books confiscated by his 1st grade teacher. In his earlier years his interest were primarily in poikilotherms (fish, amphibians, and reptiles), but by college he was introduced to orchids and left time to study the interesting pollination behavior of our favorite plants.
Rick’s first professional biology gigs were with poikilitherms, and now he is an aquatic toxicologist for ENVIRON (an environmental consultancy). In 2001 his wife, Robin, sensing he needed a new productive hobby, purchased a hybrid Phal and a book with a picture of Paphiopedilum sukhakulii on the cover. Rick became a member of OSMT in 2002. Rick still has that first Valentines Day Phal, but his collection now includes over 350 adult plants specializing in species of Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Bulbophyllum, and Phalaenopsis.