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Monthly SAOS Meeting

May 7 - Multifloral Paphiopedilums
David Sorokowsky, Paph Paradise

    Dave will talk about multifloral paphiopedilums. They require a bit more space but the spectacular display of flowers they provide makes them worth it! These large bright light loving paphs can be grown next to your cattleyas. You can see what plants Dave has available from his website. Email orders to dave@paphparadise.com by April 30th, make sure to mention you are from SAOS. Do not order online as you will be charged CA sales tax. Orders over $100 will receive a 10% discount.
    Dave has been growing paphiopedilums for about 15 years and seriously hybridizing for the past 10 years. He is an accredited AOS judge and his paphiopedilums have received over 100 awards to date from the AOS and CSA. Many of those awarded plants play important roles in his breeding program. In 2018 Dave left winemaking in order to focus all of his time running Paph Paradise Orchids.
Monthly SAOS Meeting
May 9 - Virtual Show Table. Special Guest Dave Off of Waldor Orchids 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. Here's a link to Courtney's April Virtual Show Table presentation. If you want to share images of your beauties in bloom for next month, send high res pics by the 26th to info@StAugOrchidSociety.org.
SAOS Activities

SAOS News and Activities

Questions? Call or text Sue at 904-501-0805 or email info@StAugOrchidSociety.org.
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SAOS Activities
May 4 Repotting Clinic. Need help with your orchids? The first Saturday of the month from 10 am til noon, February through October, St. Augustine Orchid Society members are available to talk with you, answer questions and help you repot orchids at the Southeast Branch Library.
Where:   Southeast Branch Library
6670 US 1 N, St Aug 32086
When: Saturday, May 4, 10 am - noon
Show Table and Orchid Photographs

Monthly Meetings

Photo of the Month. Our April selection is Galeopetalum [Gptm.] Starbust 'Parkside' AM/AOS grown and photographed by Janis Croft. This fragrant orchid is a cross between Galeottia fimbriata and Zygopetalum Jumpin Jack.
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!
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
When:   First Tuesday of Month, 6:30 til 9 pm
Monthly SAOS Meeting
What's in Bloom? Bring your blooming orchids to the monthly meeting for others to admire. If you can't come to the meeting, send high res pictures to info@StAugOrchidSociety.org by the 26th of the month.

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:

Too Many Orchids. Most of the topics covered in this column originate from questions posed by hobbyists or from poblems and experiments in my own greenhouse... read more
Spring Migration. Spring has definitely sprung here in Jacksonville, Florida, but it is also happening everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere even if it does not feel like it outside... read more

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:

Progress of the Season. This March has been much cooler than usual. The vast winter storms which have ravaged the continent with snow have arrived in S. Florida tempered... 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, even deliciously... read more

Culture Article by Sue Bottom:

Sunburn... or Something Else. We’ve all done it… sunburned our orchids. Maybe we moved them out of their winter homes into too bright light, put them in the yard during... read more
Temperature and Humidity Monitors. Orchid books discuss orchids that grow in three different temperature ranges, based on the winter nighttime temperatures... 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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