NM Orchid Guild and Botanic Garden Host Orchid Show
Published: May 2, 2012
The New Mexico Orchid Guild and the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden host talks by Steve Frowine, nationally recognized author and orchid enthusiast, as part of the Orchids Olé Show and Sale taking place May 4-6.
Frowine speaks on the “Basics of Orchid Parenthood” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 in the Botanic Garden Education Classroom. The talk is free to the public. As the author of Orchids for Dummies, he has spent many years helping people learn about and care for orchids—no green thumb required!
Frowine will also speak during a special opening night dinner at Shark Reef Café on Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m. Dinner will feature authentic Mexican fare, a tequila tasting and his talk on “Choice Mexican Orchid Species.” As a resident of Ajijic, Mexico, Frowine has much to share about the dazzling orchids (over 1,200 species!) that grow in the diverse climates of our southern neighbor. Tickets for this dinner and talk are $35 and must be purchased by 5 p.m. on May 3 from www.nmog.org or by calling 505-848-7123.
“We are excited to bring Steve Frowine back to Albuquerque to speak about orchids,” said Steve Fischer, President of the New Mexico Orchid Guild. “When he was here several years ago, we had a great turn out for his lecture. We hope many people will join us to hear his fantastic talks during the Orchids Olé Show at the Botanic Garden this year.”
Steve Frowine’s fixation with orchids started in junior high school when his dad gave him one as a gift. Over the next 40 years, he grew hundreds of orchids at his home and worked with orchids and other plants in various gardens and horticultural settings. In addition to Orchids for Dummies, he wrote Moth Orchids: The Complete Guide to Phalaenopsis, Fragrant Orchids, Miniature Orchids and Gardening Basics for Dummies.
The Orchids Olé Show features hundreds of orchids on display, demonstrations, children's activities and orchid sales. The show is open May 4-6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is included with regular BioPark admission.