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Courtney Hackney

August - Courtney's Cattleya Hybridizing
Courtney Hackney, St. Augustine Orchid Society

Courtney talked about the concepts hybridizers employ when they make hybrids, using some of his own hybrids as examples. Each species imparts certain traits such as color, form or size to its progeny and hybridizers strive to combine these traits to improve on Mother Nature.
Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our July Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.

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Potting Supplies

Plant Tags

Plant Tags

We have the good vinyl plant tags that you can write on either side with in pencil, and they won't fade or crack. Sold in bundles of 30 for $5 at the meetings.
Orchid Potting Mixes

Potting Mixes

Coarse mix is a mixture of clay pebbles, large Orchiata bark, sponge rok and charcoal. It is a freely draining mix that is great for cattleyas and dendrobiums, $5 for a gallon bag. We also have a soilless mixture for phalaenopsis. This is a more water retentive mix that is half sponge rock and half Pro-Mix HP, $3 for a gallon bag or two for $5. Email us what you want and we'll bring it to the meeting. If you want large quantities, you can bring a 5 gallon bucket over to Sue and Terry's and we'll blend up a custom mix for you.