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Monthly SAOS Meeting

April 4 - Rainwater Harvesting
Dotty Woodson, D&B Orchids

    Dr. Dotty Woodson from Fort Worth, Texas will talk about rainwater harvesting. Rainwater is a great alternative to well water and public water supplies that are often laden with dissolved salts. She was with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for over thirty years, disseminating a wealth of knowledge about sustainable landscapes and gardening. Her focus was on water resources and landscape horticulture. Sue has been dividing orchid
    Sue has been busy repotting orchids, and has many bare bulb cattleya divisions available. Here's a list, they're $20 each. She'll also have blooming orchids on the sales table, and Courtney will be bring plants as well. We'll have plants on the raffle table too!
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
When:   Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 til 9 pm
Monthly SAOS Meeting
April 12 - Virtual Show Table. Courtney will zoom into cyberspace at 7 pm to tell us about the orchid pictures sent in for the virtual show table. An invitation will be sent to your email address. If you want to share images of your beauties in bloom, send high res pictures by March 25 to info@StAugOrchidSociety.org. Here's a link to Courtney's March Virtual Show Table presentation.
SAOS Activities

SAOS News and Activities

Questions? call or text Sue at 904-501-0805 or email info@StAugOrchidSociety.org
April 1 Repotting Clinic. Need help with your orchids? The first Saturday of the month from 10 am til 1 pm, February through October, St. Augustine Orchid Society members are available to talk with you, answer questions and help you repot orchids.
Where:   Southeast Branch Library
6670 US 1 N, St Aug 32086
When: Saturday, April 1, 10 am - 1 pm
SAOS Activities
April 16 Orchid Swap and Picnic. Rain or shine, we’ll be enjoying barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs at our annual picnic. Bring a side dish to round out the meal and your adult beverage of choice, and join in the fun. Members are invited to bring any orchids, orchid companions or supplies you want to sell or swap. Please email or call (954-560-6470) Events Veep Dianne know if you plan on attending so we can be sure to have enough hamburgers and hot dogs for you.
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
When: Sunday, April 16, 4 - 6 pm
Show Table and Orchid Photographs

Monthly Meetings

Members Choice. Our March Members Choice is Potinara (now ) Rhyncattlianthe (Rth.) Carmen Cortes grown hydroponically by Steve Dorsey. This Fred Clarke hybrid between Slc. Aloha Jewel 'Tangerine' and Blc. Guess What 'SVO' is a fairly compact grower with good flower count.
Monthly Meetings. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The meeting begins at 6:30 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!
Beginner Culture Class. Keiki Club Coordinator Jerry Fowler organizes a beginners culture class from 6 to 6:30 pm before the main meeting, at the pavilion across from our meeting hall. In April, Jerry will talk about fertilizing your orchids. You often hear you should fertilize weakly weekly, Jerry will explain the whys and hows!

Cultural Tips for Orchid Growers

Bob Scully's Month by Month Orchid Growing:

April in St. Augustine. This is one of the most exciting months of the year, filled with an abundance of flower spikes emerging. It's the beginning of the long growing season... read more

Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:

Repotting Orchids with Pseudobulbs. Once again, it is time to repot many kinds of orchids. For new orchid hobbyists, repotting can be a scary task. Once it is done successfully... read more

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:

Progress of the Season. March may have come in like a lambkin but she can still go out like a lioness. Frost is not unheard the first week in March. While keeping some of our guard... read more
Orchids in April. Far from the cruelest, April is the kindest month to South Florida orchid growers. The weather in April is definitely settled into warm... read more

Culture Article by Sue Bottom:

Phalaenopsis Get a Bad Rap. Some orchid growers look down their noses at phalaenopsis, as if they were second class citizens. It’s hard to understand, given the diversity... read more

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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 so we can get to know each other. If you would like to join, you can complete this interactive form.

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