All About Orchids

Although enveloped in mystery and legend, orchids are not difficult to grow in our homes if we observe a few simple rules of care. They are different; not difficult! This visual program includes the cultural requirements of growing orchids, as well as their structure, growth habits and reproduction. We will explore the great diversity in the Family Orchidaceae.


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Carol Gravens

Carol Gravens retired from a professional career as a microbiologist and is an Advanced Level St. Louis Master Gardener. She became a Master Naturalist in 2007 and has an AAS in Horticulture from STLCC, Meramec.
Carol gives talks and teaches classes on orchids to various groups in the community and at 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 in 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.