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2019 SAOS Newsletters
 
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Daryl Venables
 

March - Tolumnias, the Equitant Oncidiums
Daryl Venables, Tezula Plants
Daryl talked about the key to growing Tolumnias, understanding their natural habitat, growing on twigs where they are exposed to bright light and air movement. Moisture is provided by high humidity and by daily rain showers or heavy dews. Due to constant air movement by the trade winds, plants never remain wet for long.


Gene Crocker
 

February - Cattleyas of the Andes
Gene Crocker, Hybridizer at Carter and Holmes Orchids
Gene talked about the Cattleyas of the Andes, taking us on a tour from north to south showing the species and their color forms, giving us tips about their culture and value in hybridizing. A program by a master of hybridizing with cattleyas and other genera.


Dave Off
 

January - Cattleya Collecting
Dave Off, Waldor Orchids
Dave talked about different methods and reasoning in building your cattleya collection, with interesting stories about the beautiful orchids in his family's heirloom collection.


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