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Monthly SAOS Meeting

July 2 - Bulbophyllums
Julien Baruch, Krull Smith Orchids

    Julien will talk to us about bulbophyllums, those unusual orchids with a hinged lip. He will discuss different species and hybrids of these popular oddities. The Krull Smith collection includes Bill Thoms plants in addition to their hybrids, so get ready to bring some home!
    Julien Baruch has grown orchids his whole life but really took the plunge seven years ago. Julien interned at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens for The Million Orchid Project before moving to Apopka to work at Krull-Smith where he manages their social media and sales. He has been learning from Frank Smith and working on the nursery's hybridizing program with him. He is an avid orchid lover of all types - species and hybrids alike.
SAOS Activities

SAOS News and Activities

Questions? Call or text Sue at 904-501-0805 or email info@StAugOrchidSociety.org.
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July 6 Repotting Clinic. We're repotting at the Southeast Branch Library. On 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.
When: Saturday, July 6, 10 am - 1 pm
Where:   Southeast Branch Library
6670 US 1 N, St Aug 32086
July 11 - Virtual Show Table. Courtney will zoom into cyberspace at 7 pm to tell us about the orchid pictures sent in last month 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 the 26th to info@StAugOrchidSociety.org. Here's a link to Courtney's July Virtual Show Table presentation.
Show Table and Orchid Photographs

Monthly Meetings

Photo of the Month. Our June selection is Laeliocattleya (syn. Cattleya) Canhamiana, grown and photographed by Leasa Codner. This cattleya is a primary hybrid between mossiae which imparts floriferousness and purpurata which imparts the colored lip.
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:

June in St. Augustine. Spring's mild days are gone. The late spring-early summer growing conditions induce vigorous vegetative activity. Orchids repotted earlier... read more

Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:

Home Remedies. There are many products available today for orchid growing, most far more expensive than necessary. Hobbyists usually just pay the price since they have... read more
Repotting Paphs and Phrags. Paphs and phrags are largely terrestrial plants, which require more constant moisture. They have roots that do not have the hard protective... read more

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:

Progress of the Season. An exceptionally dry April closed out in a deluge of nearly the entire month’s quota of rain. This happy accident of weather perfectly mimics... read more
Orchids in June. June is the most dramatically tropical month in South Florida. As the southeast Trade Winds blow cool moist air off the Gulf Stream daily, as surely the heating... 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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