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Monthly SAOS Meeting

June 6 - Mounting Orchids
George Hausermann, EFG Orchids

    Buckle up for a wild meeting. George ‘The Toolman’ Hausermann will demonstrate how to attach orchids onto unusual mounts. Sue will have a nice variety of different orchid divisions, cattleyas, phals, oncidiums and more! George will show his creativity with different ways of attaching orchids on eye catching mounts, orchid art! Then we will auction the mounted orchids to the highest bidder, should be fun!
    EFG Orchids was founded in 1939 outside of Chicago furnishing the wholesale market with cut orchid blooms and gardenias. George is a fourth generation orchid grower, who relocated to DeLand to create an innovative new greenhouse with a wide variety of exotic plant species. George will be bringing plants for sale, and we'll have plants on the raffle table too!
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
When:   Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 til 9 pm
SAOS Activities

SAOS News and Activities

Questions? Call or text Sue at 904-501-0805 or email info@StAugOrchidSociety.org.
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June 3 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.
Monthly SAOS Meeting
June 14 - 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 May 26 to info@StAugOrchidSociety.org. Here's a link to Courtney's May Virtual Show Table presentation.
Show Table and Orchid Photographs

Monthly Meetings

Members Choice. Our May Members Choice is Cattleya intermedia var. alba 'Lines' grown by Bob Schimmel. This lovely bifoliate cattleya has many color forms, including orlata (round full lip opening with side lobes edged same color as midlobe), amethystina (nearly white flowers with soft pink midlobe), vinicolor (wine-red midlobe), coerulea (soft bluish flowers with slate-blue midlobe), and the peloric form aquinii (also known as flamea). The aquinii form is the foundation for much of the breeding of splash-petaled Cattleya hybrids.
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!

Cultural Tips for Orchid Growers

Bob Scully's Month by Month Orchid Growing:

May in St. Augustine. Summer is right around the corner. Now is the time to maximize growth and develop the plant strength and food reserves needed for good flower production... read more

Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:

Watering Redux. Once again, I find that I have misjudged how quickly my orchids are drying out. While the humidity has been low for the past few months with lots of bright... read more

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:

Progress of the Season. An incredibly wet April has in effect ushered in the beginning of the rainy season a few weeks early. This means that disease pressure may... read more
Orchids in May. May is a month of transition in South Florida. Early in the month we can expect the driest weather of the year. Because of the clarity... read more

Culture Article by Sue Bottom:

If You Can Grow Potatoes, You Can Grow Habenarias. Habenarias have a lot of things in common with potatoes, although their flowers are a lot more attractive... 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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