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2019 SAOS Newsletters

December - Christmas Auction
Auctioneer Bob Schimmel

Our annual Christmas auction featured great food, great company and great flowers. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad and a very Happy New Year to all!
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November - Schomburgkias
Rafael Romero, Plantio La Orquidea

Rafael talked about Schomburgkias and their hybrids, showing us some of the fine examples of their breeding program, irrestistible!
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October - Orchid Growing Tips
Courtney Hackney, Hackneau's Art and Orchids

Courtney gave us lots of orchid growing tips, try to mimic how orchids grow in nature and make sure you have lots and lots of healthy roots.
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September - Vandaceous Orchids
Mac Rivenbark, Mac's Orchids

Mac Rivenbark talked about vandas and vandaceous orchids, a fun filled talk peppered with Mac's observations on how to best grow different varieties of monopodial orchids.
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August - Bloom Boosting Orchids
Roy Tokunaga, H & R Nurseries

Roy's Secret Bloom Booster: Calcium. For beautiful blooms, you need a healthy plant; for a healthy plant, you must have vibrant roots; for vibrant roots, make sure they get enough air and calcium!
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July - Summer Orchid Auction
Fred Keefer, Auctioneer Extraordinaire

Fred was our master of ceremonies at the Summer Orchid Auction.
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June - Broughtonias
Phillip Hamilton, Bredren Orchids

Phillip Hamilton talked about Broughtonias and their hybrids with cattleyas, which ones to look for and how to grow them.
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May - Tips for Better Growing
Keith Davis, Keith Davis Orchids

Keith Davis enthralled the crowd with his tips for better growing and happier orchids. His handout has a lot of great information, the basics of orchid culture, orchid propagation, clothespin etiquette and more.
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April - Orchids from the Brazilian Amazon
Francisco Miranda, Miranda Orchids

Francisco Miranda discussed the orchids of the Brazilian Amazon, with details on the various habitats orchids call home.
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March - Fragrance in Orchids
Dr. Hal Hills

Hal Hills talked about the fragrances of euglossine bee pollinated orchids, those in the Neotropical subtribes Stanhopeinae and Catasetinae.
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February - Propagation of Orchids
Ruben Sauleda, Ruben in Orchids

Dr. Ruben Sauleda of Ruben in Orchids in Goulds discussed the propagation of orchids. He talked about how orchids are pollinated, the seeds sown in flask and the plantlets deflasked to grow up and flower.
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January - Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion with Josh Jones and Sue Bottom

A panel discussion about growing orchids with lots of participation from the audience, who both asked and answered questions.