2017 has Arrived and we’re ready for the New Year and all that entails!
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. 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.
Our Guest Speaker for January 2017 is Jennifer Reinoso. She is speaking on Sacoila lanceolata. I’m not familiar with this orchid and look forward to hearing about it. I hope you are as well and that we can look forward to seeing you. For more on Sacoila lanceolata, see: http://www.orchidspecies.com/stenlanceolatum.htm
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 Form: http://www.jaxorchidsociety.org/PDF/ShowTableEntryFormInteractive.pdf
At selected meetings, members are invited to bring plants for a silent auction. The JOS receives 20% of auction receipts and the grower receives 80%. Here is the Plant Auction Seller Sheet: