As a reminder, the next General Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society is scheduled for 13 November 2018.
This month’s speaker will be Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids. His presentations for us in the past have always been both entertaining and informative. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend Fred’s presentation. As an added bonus, Fred will be bringing a selection of orchids for purchase during the meeting.
Members are also invited to bring plants for a silent auction. The JOS receives 20% of auction receipts and the grower receives 80%. The Plant Silent Auction Form is available at:
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. Show Table Instructions and a link to the interactive Show Table Forms are available at: