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, Past 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.
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. Masks are recommended while indoors.
$45 Member (use code IRIS) / $55 Non-member
For those with an eye on the cymbidium world, Weegie Caughlan needs no introduction. She is known not only in California and the U.S. but worldwide 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 in 2018 and Reserve Champion in 2019, the last year the prestigious Santa Barbara International Orchid Show was held due to Covid-19. In 2000, she retired the Elm Estate Trophy given at POE in San Francisco after winning it for 10 consecutive years. In addition, winning almost 100 AOS and CSA awards over the years, eight this year alone and some of them on her own crosses, shows that 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.