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Monthly Meeting of the St. Augustine Orchid Society

Monthly Meeting of the St. Augustine Orchid Society

March 6 Meeting - Bulbophyllums
Bill Thoms, Bulbophyllums
    Bill will talk about Bulbophyllums, those oddballs of the orchid world that often have very distinctive odors and very unusual shapes. He will discuss culture and growing tips in his own unique style, showing some of the most unique and exotic looking species and hybrids. Bill is an internationally recognized speaker who wrote the whimsical book Bulbophyllums: the Incomplete Guide, From A to Why.
    Bring your flowering orchids to exhibit on the Show Table. We will have our normal raffle at the end of the meeting. Friends and guests are always welcome!

Date and Time:   Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 pm
Where:   Watson Realty, Conference Room by Back Parking Lot
3505 US 1 South, St. Augustine

We normally meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The meeting begins with a plant sale followed by a review of the show table plants and presentation by an orchid expert. The meeting closes with a plant raffle where members can expand their collections. It's fun and informative for growers of all levels. Join us, visitors and guests are always welcome!    
Video of Orchid Society Meeting Here's a video of one of our meetings!

Beginners - SAOS Keiki Club
Beginners - SAOS Keiki Club
Beginners - SAOS Keiki Club

Keiki Club - Exhibiting Your Orchids

The Keiki Club will focus on the orchid show season, and the upcoming Jacksonville show on March 17 and 18.
  Janis will talk about our plans for the SAOS exhibit, highlighting all the jobs that need doing.
  Linda will talk about how you prepare plants to exhibit on the show table, cleaning leaves, staking flower spikes, etc.
  Sue will talk about what to look for when you are buying plants and what you should do when you bring them home.

Moderator:   Janis Croft, Linda Stewart and Sue Bottom
Where:   Janis Croft and Alan Winer's Home
8311 County Road 208, St. Augustine 32092
When: February 25, 1 - 3 pm

The Keiki Club is for our beginning orchid growers. We begin with a short presentation on a timely orchid culture topic and then it’s a free for all to discuss any and thoughts or questions you have about growing orchids. Spouses and partners welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!    
Video of Keiki Club Meeting Here's a video of one of our get togethers.

Trichopilia suavis
Trichopilia suavis
Grower: Linda Stewart
Feb. Members Choice

Blc. (Rlc.) Triumphal Coronation 'Seto'
Blc. (Rlc.) Triumphal Coronation 'Seto'
Grower: Sue Bottom
Feb. Members Choice

Den. Blue Twinkle
Den. Blue Twinkle
Grower: Sue Bottom
Jan. Members Choice

Some Cultural Tips for Orchid Growers

Bob Scully's Month by Month Orchid Growing:
February in St. Augustine. Spring is around the corner. Order your potting supplies early to make sure they are not sold out when it's time to repot. Observe plants (including companion plants... read more

Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:
Phalenopsis and Potting Mixes. It can’t be winter without at least one month’s column about Phalaenopsis. Phals are now the most popular orchid in the world thanks to the mass production... read more

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:
Progress of the Season. January was cooler and drier overall than average. The large weather systems that created extreme cold and snow in the north arrived in South Florida as broad, slow moving... read more
Orchids in February. Despite the bloom on the avocados and the burgeoning new leaves on the live oaks, February is not spring in South Florida. Danger of freeze continues past mid month and frost... read more

Culture Article by Sue Bottom:
Orchids Month by Month in 2017. Terry is always taking pictures of something, including the greenhouse. Sometimes it’s frogs, lizards and snakes and sometimes it’s some pest, disease or other problem, but the best pictures are the flowers... read more

St. Augustine Orchid Society Happenings:
Gail Marshall puts together the SAOS Happenings each month so you can easily find all the orchid events around town. read SAOS Happenings

Orchid Repotting and Plant Clinic at Ace Hardware

Plant Clinic at Ace Hardware, 9 am to 1 pm

The first Saturday of the month from February through October, St. Augustine Orchid Society members will be available to talk with you, answer questions and help you repot orchids.    
Video of Ace Repotting Clinic Here's a video of a repotting clinic!

Date and Time:   Saturday, March 3, 9 am to 1 pm
Where:   Ace Hardware on US 1 South
3050 US Highway 1 South, St. Augustine 32086

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The St. Augustine Orchid Society is a dynamic group of orchid growers having all levels of experience, from those who just brought their first orchid home to those with overflowing greenhouses. All members have one thing in common. We love to share our experiences, our knowledge and our orchid divisions with other orchid growers. Come to one of our meetings and so we can get to know each other.

Join the St. Augustine Orchid Society The dues are $20 for an individual or $30 for a family if paid by check. If you prefer to join or renew your membership online, you can pay using PayPal whether or not you have a PayPal account. The online dues for an individual are $21 and for a family $31, which includes the fees PayPal charges.

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