9 October – General Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society

As a reminder, the next General Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society is scheduled for 9 October 2018.

This month’s speaker will Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids. His topic is yet to be announced, but Alan is an informative and captivating speaker and you don’t want to miss him. Alan will also have a selection of orchids for sale during the meeting, so be prepared!

Members are also 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 Silent Auction Form:
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JOS-Silent-Plant-Auction-Form_071617.pdf

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.

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:
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/showtableentryforminstructions-3/
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ShowTableEntryFormInteractive-1.pdf