Tuesday, October 20, 2015
OSMT Meeting – Location: Cheekwood
Topic: “The Orchids of Japan”
Presentation: 7:00 pm (plant sales & refreshments at 6:30 pm)
Location: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens – directions, 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205 615.356.800
Our speaker is Dr. Kristen Uthus from New World Orchids. Dr. Uthus will have plants for sale. Please visit www.newworldorchids.com to view plants for sale. Members may pre-order plants by emailing Dr. Uthus directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee welcomes Dr. Krisen Uthus from New World Orchids who will give a talk on “The Orchids of Japan.” Japanese orchids are not typical in the orchid world. Dr. Kristen Uthus will speak about what makes Japanese orchids stand out in a crowd and what may make Neofinetia falcata the perfect houseplant.
Dr. Kristen Uthus studied both plant and animal ecology and evolution at Virginia Commonwealth University and The Ohio State University. She has taught biology and ecology at several colleges including the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Kristen has been growing orchids for over 20 years, but recently fulfilled a lifelong dream to make orchids a full-time commitment by purchasing New World Orchids from Dr. Glenn Lehr.
Although she enjoys growing many varieties of orchids and other plants, New World Orchids specializes in Japanese species including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, and Sederia japonica as well as Asian Cymbidium species. Kristen is supported in these pursuits by her husband, Dr. Kevin Wehrly, her two sons, Henry and Gus, and a veritable menagerie of loving animals.
New World Orchids
New World Orchids was founded by Dr. Glenn Lehr and his wife, Maria, over 20 years ago. Located in Manchester, MI, NWO specializes in Japanese orchids, especially Neofinetia (Vanda) falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, Sederia (Phalanopsis) japonica, and Asian Cymbidiums. Glenn was recently joined by Dr. Kristen Uthus who has purchased the business and is working to maintain NWO’s reputation for excellent plants as well as knowledgeable and personalized service. For more information, visit the website (www.newworldorchids.com) or the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/newworldorchids).