Phyllis S. Prestia, Ed.D.
"The Genus Catasetum"
Monday, July 14, 2014
(Doors Open 6:30PM)
Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California
about our speaker
S. Prestia, Ed.D. is a retired educator and Middle School
Principal. She received a Doctorate of Education at Rutgers
University, where she also served as instructor in the graduate
Originally from New Jersey, she moved to California with her husband to
retire in the sunny, San Diego area and grow orchids. Her collection
includes a variety of species and hybrids across several genera grown both
in a small greenhouse and three outdoor growing areas under shade cloth.
In her orchid life she has been the President of the San Diego
County Cymbidium Society and currently serves as the Vice President
of the Cymbidium Society of America, as well as keeping
active in several Southern California orchid societies. She is
currently participating in the orchid judge training programs of both the
American Orchid Society and Cymbidium Society of
Phyllis’ presentation on the genus Catasetum will give the hobbyist
orchid grower a thorough review of the distinctive traits of these
spectacular orchids. She will highlight the key species most popular
in modern Catasetum breeding and their influence of color and form in both
primary and complex hybrids.
With a comprehensive review of the culture for these relatively easy to grow
orchids, including tips from her own successful experience growing them,
even those new to the genus can enjoy these beautiful, fragrant orchids.
Phyllis will provide the plant table from Sunset Valley Orchids.
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