January 28, 2012


Guests: Judy Stevenson and Heidi Maenner, Orchid Growers' Guild of Madison
Glen Decker, Piping Rock Orchids, Galway New York

Have you ever had an orchid obsession? It happens. People who have never rubbed shoulders with an orchid before, find themselves captivated once they are introduced. You'll learn from our three guests, Judy, Heidi and Glen, just what the orchid frenzy is all about and how infectious it can become.

They also talk about ORCHID QUEST 2012, the largest orchid show in the Midwest, which returns to the Alliant Energy Center, Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th, for their 25th appearance. Huge orchid displays and thousands of fragrant orchids plus seminars, artwork and painted porcelain will turn Exhibition Hall into a tropical paradise. Pretending you are on an exotic island won't take much imagination!

And there's more. Underneath the color and unique beauty of orchids lies a story of international intrigue, smuggling - the ingredients of a mystery novel. But this story is true! Hear more about the Kovachii orchid, how it was discovered and smuggled from Peru, and how Glenn Decker, Orchid Quest keynote speaker, became one of the few American nurseries with extensive and all totally legal stocks of Kovachii.

For more information about Orchid Quest, obtaining tickets or making reservations for the Saturday banquet featuring Glen Decker, go to www.orchidguild.org, or call 608-231-3163.