Ask The Expert

Welcome to “Ask The Expert” here at The Orchid Society of Minnesota.

Starting August 2017, and continuing through June 2018, each time the OSM meets at the Bachmans Heritage Room, the Education Committee will be offering a special “Ask the Expert” presentation.  You are welcome to attend any and all sessions that are of interest to you.  The presentations will take place in the Heritage Room, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Upcoming sessions include:

February 2018 – Proper Watering and Fertilizer Options
March 2018 – Chemicals for Pests and Diseases
April & May 2018 – Spring Repotting Demonstrations
June 2018 – Diagnosing Plant Problems

These sessions are intended to be informal and informative, offering you an opportunity to learn more about an area of interest to you in a smaller, more “hands-on” group setting.  If you have any additional topics you would like to have presented, please contact Shirley Mah Kooyman or Linda Sizer, Co-Chairs of the Education Committee.

And don’t forget to check out the “Ask The Expert” forum page as well @

Past “Ask The Expert” Talks :

August 19, 2017 – Repotting Demonstrations of Paphiopedilums and Phalaenopsis – Presenters are Charles Mans and Stan Smith

October 21, 2017 – All About Lighting – Presenter is Jayme Hennek

November 18, 2017 – Tips and Techniques for Photographing Orchids – Presenter is Steve Fillmore