Our speaker for February’s program will be Manuel Aybar. His topic will be “Taiwan Phalaenopsis Breeding Trends”. Manuel works in the Technology Industry and is originally from the Dominican Republic (a grower’s paradise!). He has been growing orchids for over 25 years, starting with dendrobiums, in which he specializes (phalaenopsis-type). He has been a member of GNTOS since 2000 and is an Accredited Judge with AOS, serving currently as Chair for the Dallas Judging Center. His current research includes the orchids of the Dominican Republic, to which he has gone on numerous orchid collecting trips. He is an often-requested speaker for orchids and attends many US and overseas orchid shows yearly as a judge.
Orchids 101 will begin at 2pm in the greenhouse. Lorna will be talking on recording your orchid collection.