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Growing Orchids – Tips for the San Francisco Bay Area Climate
San Francisco Public Library, Sunset Branch
1305 18th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
Contact: mgsmsf@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: Master Gardeners of San Mateo & SF Counties
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Growing Orchids – Tips for the San Francisco Bay Area Climate

Description: Learn about cool, temperate and tropical zone orchids. Which type is good for you? Get to know cool growing orchids for San Francisco and the Coast such as Masdevallia and Cymbidiums as well as everyone’s favorite indoor orchid - the Phaelaenopsis. Discover how to successfully re-pot your orchid, water, feed and get them to re-bloom, along with methods for dealing with common pests and diseases.

Master Gardener Presenter Lisa Erdos: Lisa worked in quality for the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years before becoming a Master Gardener in 2009. She enjoys volunteering at the San Francisco Botanical Garden on a "Green Team," volunteering at Garden for the Environment and helping home gardeners solve plant problems through the Master Gardener Helpline. Growing Masdevallia, Cymbidium, Dendrobium kingianum and Phalaenopsis orchids in San Francisco is a fun hobby and she is continually surprised that they bloom and thrive!

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