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December 7 - Christmas Auction

    We’re looking forward to our Christmas party and auction where we get to kick back, have fun and spread holiday cheer with our orchid buddies... and come home with orchids. Hope to see you there!
Christmas orchid auction Our Christmas orchid auction is on our normal first Tuesday meeting night. We'll be there setting up around 5:30.
Christmas orchid auction We’ll start our social hour at 6:30 pm. This will give us a chance to exchange holiday cheer before we hit the vittles. Bring your beverage of choice. The club will provide the low octane water, iced tea and coffee, but if you enjoy a cuppa with your meal, feel free!
Christmas orchid auction One thing you can always count on is all the good food. We'll have home-smoked pulled pork and meatless baked ziti! Bring a dish to round out the meal. Salads, potato and pasta side dishes, vegetable side dishes and desserts have been big favorites in years gone by.
Christmas orchid auction We’ll have 2023 calendars and orchid seedlings, here's a listing. We’ll finish up the evening with an orchid auction where you can bid on a nice variety of different types of orchids. Here's a listing of the auction plants to pique your interest.
When:   Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 til 9 pm
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
SAOS Activities

SAOS News and Activities

Questions? call or text Sue at 904-501-0805 or email info@StAugOrchidSociety.org
2023 Calendars. Terry prepares a SAOS calendar featuring the Member's Choice orchids from the Show Table.
What's in Bloom? If you want to share images of your beauties in bloom, send high res pictures to info@StAugOrchidSociety.org. Here's a link to Courtney's November Virtual Show Table presentation.
2023 Officers. We voted for our 2023 Officers and Directors at the November meeting. New Director Jerry Fowler will join the Board, warm thanks to Charlie Rowell for his service.
Show Table and Orchid Photographs

Monthly Meetings

Members Choice. Our Novembeer Members Choice is Blc. (now Rlc.) Ports of Paradise 'Gleneyries Green Giant' FCC/AOS, grown by Steve Dorsey. This is a hybrid between Rlc. Fortune and Rl. digbyana, and the cultivar was awarded the highly coveted FCC from the AOS..
Monthly Meetings. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The meeting begins at 6:30 with a plant sale followed by a presentation by an orchid expert and a review of the show table plants. 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:

November in St. Augustine. Short days and cold nights necessitate adjustments for both plants and growers. Reduce water and fertilizer gradually until you reach your winter target... read more

Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:

Water Quality. It has always been apparent to me that growing orchids well requires good water. This year’s extreme drought has reinforced that view and impressed me with both... read more

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:

Progress of the Season. The first cold front of the season arrived early but unfortunately not early enough to deter Hurricane Ian. The massive front did wreak a sea change... read more
Orchids in November. In November we can no longer afford to be dominated by the illusion, so easy here at the northern edge of the tropics, that summer will never end... read more

Culture Article by Sue Bottom:

Habenarias in Fall. Reduce watering frequency once the flowers begin to fade. Let the plant dry slightly between waterings... read more
Fertilize Weakly Weekly? The instructions on most water soluble fertilizer package usually say something like apply at the rate of 1 teaspoon per gallon. They don’t give specific... 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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