Yellow orchids found at Heritage Florist & Gifts in Madison. (RECORD PHOTO/ALDO AMATO)
Yellow orchids found at Heritage Florist & Gifts in Madison. (RECORD PHOTO/ALDO AMATO)

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society to host specialist

Published 3:36pm Monday, April 8, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter

HUNTSVILLE — The Heart of Dixie Orchid Society will host David Johnston of Colbert, GA on April 15 as their featured speaker.

Johnston will be representing Jewell Orchids located in Colbert, GA and will be bringing orchids that are not native to the area. Heart of Dixie Orchid Society president Mark Hixson said that this will be a wonderful opportunity for members to see and purchase these type of orchids.

“It’s a good time and you get to see some neat orchids,” he said. “We told our members to put in orders because you can’t find them around here. A lot of the time you’ll find orchid growers do a lot of things differently. There are several across the southeast. It is neat if you could contact him and bring him over.”

Hixson said that this event is one of many the orchid society organizes for its members.

“It all depends on who it is,” he said. “We have monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month. Next month, we are having our auction at our May meeting. That too will be a great opportunity to purchase orchids because they can get expensive real quick.”

David Johnston will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntsville Botanical Garden Boeing Education Room.

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