"Introduction to Orchids" Course at A&M International May 2, 4, 8

Texas A&M International University is offering a continuing education course on growing and caring for one of the world's most beautiful flower, orchids.

"Introduction to Orchids" will be held at the University May 2, 4 and 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Building C, Room 210. Course cost is $30 for tuition and $15 for lab fees. Persons who complete the course will receive their own orchid.

The course will include instruction on basic orchid care, repotting, pruning, plant diseases, homemade remedies, and special requirements. A brief overview of helpful resources and guides will also be presented.

Instructor for the course will be Phillip J. Lane, member of the American Orchid Society and certified master gardener.

For more information on the "Introduction to Orchids" course at A&M International, please contact the University's Office of Continuing Education at 326 - 2700, or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 431.

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