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Monthly SAOS Meeting

August 6 - To Mount or Not to Mount
Thanh Nguyen, Springwater Orchids

    Thanh always has the most unusual orchids in his sales booth, some seem to grow better in pots and others on mounts. Thanh will explain how you can learn whether to pot or mount based on plant growth and rooting habit.
    Thanh is an owner-operator of Springwater Orchids in Melbourne, Florida. He has been collecting and growing orchids for over 30 years. He began his orchid business in 2001 selling on the Internet, as well as at orchid shows and society meetings. Thanh grows and sells all orchid genera and is particularly enamored of species plants.
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 17 - 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 Dave Off's June Virtual Show Table presentation.
SAOS Activities
August 3 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, August 3, 10 am - 1 pm
Where:   Southeast Branch Library
6670 US 1 N, St Aug 32086
Show Table and Orchid Photographs

Monthly Meetings

Photo of the Month. Our July selection is Brassolaeliocattleya (syn. Rlc.) Solar Flare 'Paradise', grown and photographed by Suzanne Susko. The parents are listed as San Juan Sunset and Penny Kuroda. If Michael Blietz is correct, Penny Kuroda is really a cross between Interglossa and tigrina, which since been registered as C. Exotic InterLeo, rather than Summer Snow or Summer Stars crossed with guttata.
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:

July in St. Augustine. The heat and humidity of summer are here. When day time temperatures rise above the 90 to 95F range, you’ll see orchid growth start to slow... read more

Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:

Summer Watering. This summer has been not only hot, but hot with low humidity. If you provide the proper air movement required to keep your orchids from overheating... read more
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

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:

Progress of the Season. This June has been exceptionally wet with more than twice the monthly average of rain falling in many places. Fortunately for our orchids the excess rain... read more
Orchids in July. Although it mostly passes unnoticed to millions locked in their air-conditioned bubbles, July in South Florida is quite different from June. While the pattern... 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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