Jim & Melana Davison
Jim and Melana Davison are AOS Accredited Judges. They have an extensive and diverse orchid collection that seems to be continuously growing. Not only involved in caring for other orchids, they are actively involved in several South Florida orchid societies. Melana is the current President of the Orchid Society of Coral Gables and past President of the South Dade Amateur Orchid Club. Jim is the past President of the Orchid Society of Coral Gables and the East Everglades Orchid Society.
Jim's appreciation for orchids stems from his scientific background. Until his recent retirement, he worked as Nuclear Chemistry Manager at the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant. Melana is more interested in the anesthetic qualities of orchids, especially the ones that look strange and other worldly. She owns her own Orchid Maintenance business and is known as "The Orchidiva." Now that Jim is retried, their plans for their own retail nursery, Jim-N-I are full stream ahead. Together, Jim and Melana have 7 grown children and five grandchildren. They live in Homestead with their 4 dogs, four of the five grandchildren and 5.000 plus orchids.
Their topic for the evening will be "The Four Horseman" which will be the Care and Culture of the Cattleya Orchids nobilior, walkerana, aclandiae, and schilleriana.
Jim and Melana will be furnishing the raffle table and will have plants to sell