2022 SAOS Newsletters

 

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Jim Roberts

May - Summertime and the Growin' is Easy
Jim Roberts, Florida SunCoast Orchids

Jim showed us lots of pictures showing different ways to grow orchids outside in the summer, along with some of his growing tips. Hopefully it inspired us to find new growing areas for our orchids.
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our May Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.
 
 
Sue Bottom

April - Repotting Orchids
Sue Bottom and Courtney Hackney, SAOS

Sue and Courtney talked about repotting orchids, all those things you should think about to keep your roots happy in their new home. When is the time right, what mix should you use, how do you select the pot, are there any tricks (you betcha!).
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our April Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.
 
 
Sarah Hurdel

March - Habenarias
Sarah Hurdel, Orchid Hobbyist and AOS Judge

Sarah gave us an introduction to Habenaria species, hybrids and closely related genera, and expert advice on how to grow them. Greenhouse not required! This was a hybrid meeting, where Sarah joined us at the meeting via Zoom. Sarah sent us some tubers of Habenaria Tracey for members to grow. It should be fun to see them blooming this fall.
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our March Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.
 
 
Yhanh Nguyen

February - Multifloral Paphiopedilums
Thanh Nguyen, Springwater Orchids

Thanh talked to us about the multifloral complex paphs, those statuesque beauties with long lasting flowers. The easy to groow Paph philippinense, regal Paph rothschildiana, Paph. stonei with the clean white sepal, Paph. lowii with the wide petals, Paph. sanderiana with the long twisty sepals, there is lots to love in this group!
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our February Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.
 
 
Charles Wilson

January - Bulbophyllums
Charles Wilson, American Orchid Society

Charles Wilson joined us from his home in Georgia to give us an absolutely fabulous program on bulbophyllums, filled with great photographs of the flowers and the plants and chock full of cultural tips. Our first hybrid meeting was a great success, thanks to Charles! Here's a link to his presentaion.
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our January Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.