Leonard Gines of Gines Orchids in Keaau will present a program on dendrobium culture at the monthly KDOC meeting on April 9 in Honalo.
Gines Orchids is a small nursery specializing in the production of different genera from novelty hybrids to miscellaneous botanicals.
Leonard established his nursery in 1979 as a specialty producer of Dendrobium and Arachnis cut flowers. Gines Orchids later became a grower of Dendrobiums and Oncidinae for the pot plant market. The nursery now specializes in orchid species and novelty hybrid breeding.
Leonard is a Senior American Orchid Society Judge and past Chair of the Hilo region. He has traveled the world to learn how orchids grow in their natural habitat. After years of collecting stud plants he has built a solid reservoir of plant material from which forms the basis of his current lines of breeding.