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Contact: Chanda Temple, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 444-9279 (cell)
Birmingham Public Library to Host September 9 Workshop on How to Care for Orchids
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Aug. 11, 2014) - Master Gardener Richard Healy will lead a free workshop on how to care for orchids on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Springville Road Library, 1224 Springville Road.
There are more 2,000 orchid species, including several that thrive in Alabama climate and in the home. Healy, who has about 80 orchids in his own greenhouse, will give tips on which orchids do well in this area. He’ll also have orchids on display.
“If you take care of them properly, you can get months of blooms out of an orchid,’’ said Healy, a member of the Alabama Orchid Society. “I’ll even give people tricks to get a second set of blooms after that first bloom.’’
Some of his other tips will include:
How to look for bargains when shopping for orchids
How to drop the fear of caring for orchids
How to avoid killing an orchid
“The biggest thing that causes orchids to die is over watering them,’’ Healy said. “When people feel like something is wrong, they water it.’’
For more information, contact the library at 226-4081. Also, check out the Alabama Orchid Society’s Facebook page and the Alabama Orchid Society’s 30th Annual Orchid Show and Sale on Sept. 19-21 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road. Free to the show and sale.