Sunday, December 5, 2010


Tuesday, December 7, 7:00pm
St. Andrews Church, 100 North Palmway

This year’s final meeting will be a presentation by a commercial grower of bromeliads and orchids in Florida who will teach us what works, or doesn’t work, in south Florida gardens.

He will present an overview of the three easiest orchid genera to grow with lots of easy growing tips.  He will also explain which bromeliads are best for the soil, sun and oceanfront conditions in Parrot Cove and will show some everyday and holiday designs featuring both types of his favorite plants.

Bring your questions for the expert!  There will also be a raffle of two items donated by Bud.

Bud has written articles for Southern Living and other publications, spoken at garden clubs throughout Florida and teaches the bromeliad course for Master Gardeners in Seminole County.  He bought his first bromeliad in 1968 while looking for landscaping material for his garden in Orlando. Bromeliads soon moved from hobby to career.  He bought land in Sanford and began growing bromeliads on a commercial level in 1974, adding orchids in 1985.

The general meeting is open to everyone, you don’t have to be an Association member or live in Parrot Cove to attend.  In addition to Bud’s presentation, we will get an update from Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and review 2010 events.