Saturday, July 23, 2011
Just a couple of weeks after that #gardenchat event, I was invited down to Miami to take part in the Costa Farms Social Summit, a day-long event where we had the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Costa operation.
Orchids Are Easy, tries to dispel the common belief that orchids are difficult to grow. According to Dr. Kate, as long as orchids are given the proper light, water, humidity and fertilizer, they can be successfully grown in the home environment.
Greenhouse manager Juan Garcia brought me out through the growing tables to show me a few of the more outstanding varieties.
Each morning when I see my own Costa Farms orchid, I'm pleasantly reminded of the awe I felt when I first turned the corner into the orchid house and stood among the splendor that is 400,000 orchids in simultaneous bloom.
Costa Farms provided for my travel and lodging expenses in conjunction with the Costa Farms Social Summit. There was no requirement that I blog about my experiences. My experience with people and plants of Costa Farms has been nothing short of spectacular. They are truly a special company.