Find an abundance of orchids at the Mounts Botanical Garden sale

Mike Sands, President of the Tropical Orchid Society, joins the Mounts Botanical Garden Plant-a-Palooza Exotics & Orchids Sale, Photo: Mounts Botanical Garden

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden announced this week that it has added two special presentations by Mike Sands, president of the Tropical Orchid Society, to the upcoming Plant-a-Palooza Exotics & Orchids Sale, next weekend, September 16-17.

“This popular weekend event will showcase renowned plant growers and orchid experts from all over Florida, while offering visitors the opportunity to learn new gardening techniques and discover what’s trending in floral design,” promises Rochelle Wahlberg, curator and director of Mounts.

On Sunday, September 17, Mounts will feature two special Sands presentations, including wetland regeneration and the reintroduction of native orchids and other epiphytes to Palm Beach County; Common and uncommon orchid species one is likely to encounter at or at the 11 a.m. show. when, how and why to fertilize orchids; How to identify pests, diagnose problems, the differences between organic oils, pesticides and other insecticides, and the pesticides that are safe to use to properly care for plants 1 p.m.

Attendees on both days can browse a wide selection of rare, exotic and hard-to-find orchids, plants, trees, herbs, ornamentals, succulents, cacti, bonsai, butterfly/native plants, shrubs and fruit trees, as well as garden accessories, baskets, fine crafts, and more, from 50 of the best Highly sought-after farmers and vendors, such as:

Inspired by Atizana, Aurora Garden and Garden Supplies, Backyard Flowers, Bimini Beads, Bonsai Brothers, Bromeliad Society, Broward Orchid Supplies, Charlotte Garden, Dr. Bates Liners and Gallons, Dan and Margie’s Orchid, Magnificent Fern, Freund’s Flowering Trees, John Wire Gardens, Gardeno Nursery, Greenhouse Orchids, Growing Things, Hoya Plants, Unique J&J Orchids, JG Tropical Plants, Jim-nee Orchids, Johns Jungle Handmade Market Baskets, Leaf Gardens, Liquid Gold Honey, Lucky Bamboo 4 U, Macs Orchids , Magic Nursery, Marcus Coconut Crafts, Olina Design, Orchid Society of the Palm Beaches, Plants by Smitty, Quest Orchid, R&R Orchid, Red Hook Nursery, Rooted by Two Sisters, Sierra Madre Orchid and Bromeliads. Spencer’s Jupiter Farms Road Nursery, Spring Lake Tropicals, Stars and Stripes Woodworking, Tropical Oils & Incense, Tropical Orchid Society, Xain’s World, Yellowgreen Exotic Garden, and Ying Zhou.

In addition to great deals and purchases from participating vendors, Mounts members will enjoy 20% off all purchases that weekend in the Gift Shop and Vintage Garden Thrift Shop, and 60% off pots.

The Plant-a-Palooza Exotics & Orchids sale runs from 9am-4pm and 9am-3pm on Sunday.

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