David Jarrell - Owner
Grower, Designer, Driver... I'm it! I grew up loving the nature around me and a desire to learn new things. I became interested in plants early. Soon after, I learned I could combine my love of beautiful flowers and inherent creativity. Trips to the library showed me the basics of flower design and a state fair based in my home town quickly resulted in holiday jobs with our local florist. I kept working holidays in that little shop until it was time to go off to college where I studied plant science. Graduate work in botany led to a career as an academic. I enjoyed teaching and exposing undergrads to the techniques of lab research but I missed the creativity and instant gratification of making something beautiful. Welcome to Oglethorpe Orchids!
Founded by David Jarrell, PhD aka DrOrchid in the late spring/early summer of 2012, Oglethorpe Orchids hopes to add to the beauty and mystique of Savannah by using those same qualities found in the many members of the Orchid family. With undergraduate and advanced degrees in botany, I have been growing this wondrously diverse group of plants for 29 years. Florist shop positions from my youth provided the design experience to bring a touch of elegance to your work environment, home or special event.
Leasing orchids involves setting up a contract of a defined length where you have flowering orchids displayed in a special container of your own or chosen from our inventory. While leasing an orchid can be as simple as putting a specimen in a nice container, Oglethorpe Orchids can make an artistic display using distinctive accent plants such as spidery Tillandsia species (larger relatives of our own Spanish Moss, Tillandsia usneoides) and other preserved natural materials to create an artistic whole.
Flowering orchids can also be rented for special occasions such as weddings, parties, real estate open houses, gallery openings and other events.
Sales are a growing segment of the business and plants and arrangements are available for purchase. Don't be afraid of orchids! With 11 years experience as a college educator and researcher, I not only have an encyclopedic knowledge of orchids but I can make challenging concepts approachable. With my help you can go from saying “Aren’t orchids really difficult?” to “Look! My orchid is flowering again!”
Oglethorpe Orchids is located along the banks of the Vernon River with the ability to quickly work with clients located from downtown to Southside Savannah and beyond. However, to visit, an appointment is required.
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