The next monthly meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society is scheduled for 8 November, 2016.  Please note that this will be the last regularly scheduled meeting for 2016.  Our December 2016 meeting will be our Annual Christmas Banquet.

November JOS Meeting Key Events:
– Featured Speaker: Dr. Courtney Hackney, on Blue Cattleyas
– Orchid Culture Class

November’s featured speaker will be the Jacksonville Orchid Society’s own Dr. Courtney Hackney. Courtney will speak on one of his favoirte topics – Blue Cattleyas. Many of us have heard him speak on this and other topics, and especially of his book “American Cattelyas” (see http://www.roseg4art.com/American-Cattleyas-orchid-book.htm)[Recommended!] and know his presentations to be topical and appropriately focused for growers at all levels.

Unfortunately for Courtney, but fortunately for us, his greenhouse was destroyed during our last hurricane.  As a result, he will have a number of orchids of various types for sale at the meeting.

Please also note that Courtney does not accept Credit Cards, but gladly accepts both Checks and Cash.

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 forms:

Show Table Entry Form Instructions – http://jaxorchidsociety.org/showtableentryforminstructions-3/
Show Table Interactive Entry Formhttp://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.