SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE PORT ST. LUCIE ORCHID SOCIETY
Sept 9th at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens
General Meeting begins at 1 PM
Come at noon for a class regarding something about orchid growing.
Meetings are held the 2nd Tues of every month.
Each month is something new and interesting regarding orchid culture.
ALL WELCOME !!!!!
Guillermo Salazar was born in Miami and grew up in El Salvador in Central America, as a child of a nursery owner Father and a interior and floral designer Mother, Guillermo was able to develop his natural design ability and appreciation for plants and flowers even before attending college. Later he followed his dream of becoming a professional landscape designer in Florida, receiving his degree in Landscape Design & Management, later he received a Master’s in Science in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida.
As a 9 year old living in El Salvador, Guillermo found orchids were the most attractive plants in this tropical environment and he started collecting them. He became the youngest member of the San Salvador Orchid Society, which is the largest orchid society in the country’s capital. During his college years back in Florida, he learned the importance of protecting natural resources especially orchids here in Florida. He is an AOS student judge; board member of several orchid societies. A Florida Master Gardener, Guillermo has worked for several years as a professional Landscape Designer in private, municipal and governmental capacities in the South Florida area. He currently works as a private landscape designer & consultant, adjunct faculty for the Landscape Technology Department for Miami Dade College & Landscape Superintendent for City of Miami Lakes. His work entails teaching people how to design a garden successfully with the use of adequate plants and orchids to create functional & environmentally conscious environment. He has published several articles on home gardening, design and orchid articles for South Florida and international magazines. His credentials include: ISA certified Arborist, Certified Landscape Inspector and Certified Horticulturist. His specialty in orchids is Angraecoids, Bulbophyllums, and rare and miniature tropical species. In his spare time, Guillermo is a breeder of pedigree Persian and Himalayan cats, enjoys gardening & exploring tropical regions of the world.
Guillermo will be presenting on Miniatures for South Florida. Join us in learning about the fascinating world of miniature orchids.----------------------------------------