13 September 2016 Monthly Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society

The next monthly meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society is scheduled for 13 September, 2016.

Key Events:
Featured Speaker: Tom Kuligowski, on Angraecum orchids
Orchid Culture Class

This month’s featured speaker will be Tom Kuligowski speaking on a topic related to Angraecum orchids. Tom is well noted in Florida and elsewhere for his championing of this interesting genera. A quick check of orchidspecies.com reveals that over 200 species make up this genus. Be sure to take a look at Tom’s Facebook page, Angraecum blog, and the Internet Orchid Encyclopedia at the links below.

Orchid Links:
Angraecum page on the Internet Orchid Encyclopedia – http://www.orchidspecies.com/indexanc.htm
Tom’s Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/tkangraecums
Tom’s Angraecum Blog Page – http://angraecums.blogspot.com
Internet Orchid Encyclopedia – http://www.orchidspecies.com/index.htm

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. The class covers 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.

Our general program with guest speakers begins 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 orchids brought in by our members on the “Show Table.” As a general rule, guest speakers often bring orchids for sale to members, guests and visitors before or after the meeting.

Members are welcome to bring blooming plants for a friendly judging at the Show Table. Here are the Show Table Instructions and a link to the interactive Show Table Forms:
Show Table Entry Form Instructions – http://jaxorchidsociety.org/showtableentryforminstructions-3/
Show Table Interactive Entry Form – http://jaxorchidsociety.org/showtableentryforminteractiverev1/

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.