The Dakota County Master Gardeners are lucky to have orchid pro Paul Wood as one of our members. Paul recently shared his knowledge about orchids with all of us at a recent meeting, but Paul also shares his orchid keeping tips with everyone by offering classes during the year. Paul’s next class is Orchid Care on April 22 at the Diamondhead Community Center in Burnsville. Registration today!
Paul Wood has been a lifetime gardener. He is a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener and a member of the Orchid Society of Minnesota. He has been actively caring for orchids in his home, with varying degrees of success, for the last 15 years. He currently tends 40 orchids.
April is just around the corner and that means it is time to really start thinking about your yard and gardens. We have several great offerings covering vegetable gardening, bee friendly practices, new plant varieties, orchids and more. Many classes are free, but a couple do require a fee and registration. View our April calendar and make your plans today!
Orchids have become a common house plant. They are prized for their brightly colored flowers and their long bloom times and are available everywhere from supermarkets to garden centers to big box stores at affordable prices. This class provides you with simple techniques, considering our Minnesota environment, to keep your plant healthy and re-blooming. Touch on orchids generally available to the consumer, but will emphasize the most common orchid for the home: the Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchid. Review orchids in general, how to select an orchid, environmental needs, several approaches to care depending on your level of enthusiasm, orchid pests, and repotting. Warning: Orchids can become very, very addicting!
Presented by: Paul Wood has been a lifetime gardener. He is a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener and a Minnesota Tree Care Advisor. He is also a member of the Orchid Society of Minnesota. He has been actively caring for orchids in his home, with varying degrees of success, for the last 13 years. He currently tends 40 orchids.
May really kicks off the gardening season with our Spring Plant Sale and many great opportunities to learn more about gardening with presentations by Master Gardeners on lawn care, vegetable gardening, orchids and more. View our Event Calendar for a complete list of class dates, descriptions, cost and registration information.