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Glen Decker of Piping Rock Orchids will present our September program. The program titled “How to Grow Great Slipper Orchids” will provide insight on growing slipper orchids, with an emphasis on culture, including watering, fertilizing, dealing with insects and most importantly repotting. The talk will provide helpful hints for growing in warm climates and some important information on which groups to just stay away from.
Glen Decker began growing orchids at the age of 15 and has an Associate degree in Applied Science in Ornamental Horticulture. Glen is the owner of Piping Rock Orchids in Galway, New York. He has been the Chair of the AOS Publications Committee and the past Director of the Orchid Digest Corporation. He has appeared in Martha Stewart’s Better Living Magazine and on the PBS TV special “Orchid Delirium.” Glen rewrote the Slipper section of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens “The Best Orchids for Indoors” and was the technical editor for the “Orchids for Dummies” book.