South Coast Orchid Society to present Wind Orchid program

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Japanese Wind Orchid, Courtesy photo

South Coast Orchid Society of Long Beach will host a program by Carol Beule on “A Nation of Gardeners, Perfectionists, and Tradition: The Essence of Japan and Fuukiran, the Wind Orchid”, on June 27, 2022, according to a press release.

It’s been well over two years since anyone could host an orchid travelogue! Carol managed to attend a major Fuukiran (Neofinetia) exhibition in Japan in May, renewing her longtime friendships with Japanese orchid growers, and now she is ready to show us what she found. Gardens and gardening are a huge part of Japan’s appreciation of nature.

Japan is the source for the most coveted garden tools, the most exquisite varieties, and home to the most dedicated farmers, gardeners, and craftsmen. Part of the craft tradition in Japan is to master every skill you undertake, and then always to strive to do it even better – a valuable lesson for orchid growers everywhere.

Join us for a fresh cross-cultural view of orchids and orchid growing. Carol is an EMMY award winning Costume Designer with a Master of Fine Arts in both Costume and Lighting Design. She was a professional Costume Designer from 1974 until her retirement in July of 2017.

She has grown orchids in Southern California for decades, and is now an accredited American Orchid Society judge. The event is free and open to the public. Orchids grown by our members will be on display.

The event will be held at Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815 on Monday, June 27, from 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact southcoastorchidsociety@gmail.com.

South Coast Orchid Society to present Wind Orchid program