The International Vanda & Slipper Orchid Symposium is lining up to be a spectacular event in just ten days! I know many people here have already registered, but we wanted to make sure to give everyone a quick reminder, and to let you know we are available to answer any questions you may have. As a reminder, the Symposium will be held at a different location that will be closer to the Krull-Smith nursery this year.
This Symposium will be Mr. Canh's (the discoverer of Paph. canhii
) first time speaking in the US, and he will be presenting on Paphiopedilum
species in Vietnam. Marc Hachadourian is an AOS accredited judge, and he will be speaking on unusual and uncommon species in Aeridinae
and their breeding potential. Olaf Gruss will be presenting on the first steps in hybridization of the most newly discovered Paphiopedilum
species. Stuart Henderson will be presenting on Vanda culture. Dave Sorokowsky of Paph Paradise, also an AOS accredited judge, will be presenting on Hadley Cash's legacy in Complex Paphiopedilum breeding and all of the standards he set for future breeders and awards.
Additionally, while the Symposium is going on, the Apopka International Fall Orchid Festival will be housing all the vendors - and Symposium registrants will get early access to them. The festival will have free parking and free entry to the public and is located less than five minutes away from the Symposium. If you have any questions, we would love to hear them. Hope to see you all soon!