On Sunday, March 4th Nunan’s will host a speaker who will discuss orchids, focusing on the care, re-potting, and the overall enjoyment of these exceptional plants. Brian is a Member of the Massachusetts Orchid Association and has been playing with plants since college. He pursued a career in horticulture, starting as the greenhouse intern at Mount Auburn Cemetery. He went into education working first at Brown University’s Plant Environmental Center and then the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum.
He’s not sure how it happened, but somehow orchids got into his blood. He has spent over a decade on the Massachusetts Orchid Society’s board. Brian has been President, Vice President, and a sitting board member as well as the chair of the auction for many years.
Brian’s goal is to make orchids more accessible and understandable. Most are not nearly as difficult as people think they are, but beware when you talk to him about watering with ice cubes or blue Phalaenopsis orchids.