The winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford was also home to numerous orchids that hung from the fruit-bearing Mango trees. Henry Nehrling and John Kunkel Small visited the Edisons and gave them the gift of orchids. Orchids were Mina Edison's favorite flowers and she attached them to trees on her Fort Myers property, just as they grew wild in the Everglades. Today, we continue to attach orchids to trees and throughout the site, there is usually an orchid blooming every day, all year long. Collecting and growing orchids is a wonderful hobby that gives pleasure to snowbirds, long-time residents and those new to the area. We are partnering with the Southwest Florida Orchid Society to hold our first Orchid Sale and Symposium. Vendors will be on site, selling orchids and there will be educational opportunities throughout the day. Check our website for additional details to be posted soon!
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