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Native Orchids

Studio Arts Workshop

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1K00YF

Orchid planted outside

Orchids are perennial herbs that are native to nearly everywhere on Earth, including temperate or colder climates. Join an orchid-care expert for a fun, informative afternoon about America’s favorite household plant.

The class discusses the native orchids that grow in the northeastern United States, where to find them in nature, and how to grow hardy orchids in your backyard. In a hands-on activity, participants re-pot a native orchid into a container suitable for growth.

They may also bring in orchids from their own collections for a question-and-answer session with the instructor, during which light refreshments are served.

All supplies provided.

Instructor: Barbara Schmidt

One 2-hour session

This event is presented as part of the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Initiative.

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