Monthly Meeting – August 9, 2016

The next monthly meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society is scheduled for 9 August 2016.

The Jacksonville Orchid Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except in May and December) at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204. The doors open at 7 pm. Guests and visitors are always welcome! If you decide to join after coming to a few meetings, membership is $25.00 for a family and $20.00 for individuals.

We conduct an Orchid Culture Class for beginner and new growers needing assistance beginning at 7 pm. This is a good time to ask questions from an expert grower and get tips for what to do when there is a problem. We cover a wide variety of topics including species and hybrids that are good to grow in this area, identification of pests and diseases, watering and fertilizing, and where to grow your orchids.

This month the program will be a bit different. First, there will be no guest speaker. However, Martin Motes, of Motes orchids has provided one of his instructional videos for our review. The meeting will begin at 7:30. During the program, we hold a general business meeting, serve refreshments, listen to an inspiring presentation by an orchid expert, participate in a raffle, and look at many beautiful and exotic flowers brought in by our members. As a general rule, guest speakers often bring orchids for sale to members, guests and visitors before or after the meeting.

Secondly, members are encouraged to bring orchids for sale to the membership and visitors. Member orchid sales can be by “as listed” or by silent acution. The JOS receives 20% of auction receipts and the grower receives 80%. Here is the Plant Auction Seller Sheet:

Members are welcome to bring blooming plants for a friendly judging at the Show Table. Novice and beginning orchid growers are encouraged to bring their blooming orchids for judging as well. We have a special category specifically set aside to recognize your efforts.
Here are the Show Table Instructions and a link to the interactive Show Table Form: