Cymbidiums are one of the most popular and desirable orchids in the world because of their beautiful, long lasting flowers in an incredible range of colors – and they grow outdoors in the Bay Area. Weegie Caughlan, current president and a founding member of the Gold Coast Cymbidium Growers, a branch of the Cymbidium Society of America, will tell us all we need to know about growing these beauties – temperature, sunlight, growing medium, watering, nutrition, and pest control.
Weegie will be bringing a selection of cymbidium orchids to sell at the end of the class.
This class will be held outdoors on the Carriage House Patio if weather permits. The class will move inside the Carriage House in the event of rain. Please wear masks indoors.
Growing Cymbidium Orchids is the second in a two-part class series on orchids. The second class, Dividing Cymbidium Orchids, is set for April 2, 2022. Click here more more information and registration
$45 Member (use code IRIS) / $55 Non-member
For those with an eye on the cymbidium world, Weegie Caughlan needs no introduction. She is widely known as one of the best amateur growers and exhibitors of the Cymbidium genus of our time. She has won many local Best in Show awards as well as her fifth Grand Champion award last year and Reserve Champion this year at the prestigious Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. In 2000, she retired the Elm Estate Trophy given at POE in San Francisco after winning it for 10 consecutive years. Weegie not only exhibits a keen eye for quality but is truly a grower “par excellence”. Her success in designing award winning orchid displays is also well documented.