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2011 SAOS Newsletters
 
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December 2011 SAOS Christmas Auction
 

December 2011
Christmas Auction
Our annual Christmas auction featured great food, great company and great flowers. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad and a very Happy New Year to all!


Marv Ragan, MAJ Orchids
 

November 2011
Marv Ragan, MAJ Orchids
Marv Ragan discusses the capabilities of the OrchidWiz Encyclopedia program, the fine orchid database program that contains a raft of information, including orchid genealogy, orchid culture sheets, over 75,000 photographs and a journal where you can track your orchids and orchid photographs.


Linda Wilhelm, Woodland Orchids
 

October 2011
Linda Wilhelm, Woodland Orchids
Linda Wilhelm of Woodland Orchids in Charlotte, North Carolina shares some of the basic and more advanced methods of 'How to Kill Your Orchids'.


Courtney Hackney, Hackneau's Art and Orchids
 

September 2011
Courtney Hackney, Hackneau's Art & Orchids
Courtney Hackney answered all our questions during his 'Ask the Professor' presentation. He makes it all simple addressing why orchid roots are different from your other houseplants roots, how to select an orchid and more.


Alan Koch, Gold Country Orchids
 

August 2011   
Alan Koch, Gold Country Orchids
Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids describes the building blocks of miniature cattleya breeding for warm climates, talking about the different species along with their cultural likes and dislikes, finishing with pictures of the hardier beautiful hybrids.


Fred Keefer, Summer Orchid Auction
 

July 2011
Fred Keefer, Auctioneer Extraordinaire
Fred Keefer of Orchids by Del-Rei was our master of ceremonies at the Summer Members Orchid Auction. We had almost 30 plants from different SAOS growers to auction.


Dr. Ruben Sauleda, Ruben in Orchids
 

June 2011
Dr. Ruben Sauleda, Ruben in Orchids
Dr. Ruben Sauleda of Ruben in Orchids in Goulds returns to St. Aug to talk about the orchids in Colombia, where orchids grow and bloom in nature as well as along roadsides and in town squares...often with a higher flower quality than we see on AOS judging tables.


Brian Monk, Blu Llama Orchids
 

May 2011
Brian Monk, Blu Llama Orchids
Brian Monk of Blu Llama Orchids in Fort Lauderdale discusses orchid culture in his presentation titled "What Do You Mean It Won't Grow".


Greg Allikas, Orchid Works
 

April 2011
Greg Allikas, Orchid Works
Greg Allikas of Orchid Works in West Palm Beach discusses Pedilonum Section dendrobiums, characterized by clusters of flowers produced from leafless canes. This group differs from other species in the genus because they have adapted to bird pollination.


Ernie Gemeinhart, Enlightened Orchids
 

March 2011
Ernie Gemeinhart, Enlightened Ochids
Ernie Gemeinhart of Enlightened Orchids in Orlando discusses semihydroponic orchid culture. The advantages of semihydroponic orchid culture along with how to get started with semihydroponics are discussed.


Prem Subrahmanyam, Florida Native Orchids
 

February 2011
Prem Subrahmanyam, Florida Native Orchids
Prem Subrahmanyam of Florida Native Orchids in the Orlando area discusses the "Orchids in Our Back Yards": how, where and when to find native and naturalized orchids in Florida.


Ed Bugbee, Featherstone Orchids
 

January 2011
Ed Bugbee, Featherstone Orchids
Ed Bugbee of Featherstone Orchides in Crystal River talks about orchids in Mexico.


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