Saturday, January 12, 2019

Orchids: Lore and Legend

Orchids are one of the largest families of plant families comprising over 30,000 species found from the equator to both poles. Tales of the magic and beauty of orchids have found their way through history from Confucius through Greek and Roman mythology. Wealthy Europeans from the 17th through 19th centuries paid fortunes for exotic tropical specimens.

Join us on February 24, at 1:30pm, when Carol Gravens, Advanced Level Master Gardener, will address the role that Orchids have played in history and the beauty they have brought us for centuries.

Biography for Carol Gravens
February 2019 Speaker

Carol Gravens will be our February 2019 guest speaker and will give a program entitled Orchids: Lore and Legend.

Carol Gravens gives talks and teaches classes on orchids to various groups in the community and at the Missouri Botanical Garden as part of the Master Gardener Speakers' Bureau. She volunteers one day a week in the orchid greenhouses at the Garden and grows orchids at her home in Glendale, Missouri. She also is a Kemper Center Plant Doctor volunteer. She loves everything about horticulture and has a passion for orchids.

Ms. Gravens, retired from a professional career as a microbiologist, and is currently an Advanced Level St. Louis Master Gardener. She became a Master Naturalist in 2007 and has an AAS in Horticulture from St Louis Community College, Meramec.

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