Marni Turkel (pronounced tur KELL) is a native of the San
Francisco Bay Area and has been growing orchids since 1980. She has been
an active member of the San Francisco Orchid Society since 1982. She
grows in three greenhouses in Santa Rosa with approximately 1000 sq ft
of growing space. Her main interest is in cool-growing miniature species
but plenty of larger plants have crept into the collection as well. Marni
has been a contributor to Orchids magazine with her series called ‘Well
Worth the Space’ and ‘Give It a Rest’. Her articles have been translated
into Dutch, German, Portuguese and Swedish for international
publication. Photographs of her plants have been feature in articles noted
orchid publications including Orchids Magazine, Orchid Digest,
Richardiana, The Orchid Review, and The Australian Orchid Review.
In the last few years, Marni has expanded her work with orchids to
include propagation of orchids from seed and has set up a ﬂasking lab of
her own to take the process from start to ﬁ nish and sell ﬂasks of many
of the orchids species in her collection.
She has been a working potter
for over 43 years but will be retiring from ceramics soon to pursue
before our next meeting is at 5:30 pm
at the Sichuan Fortune
House, 41 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill. Everyone
is welcome to attend and meet our speaker before the meeting.
If you can join us, please
call Eileen Jackson at (707) 642-5915 to be included in the