The July meeting of the JOS will be held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville’s Riverside location on 9 July, 2019, starting at 7:30PM.
The July meeting continues our change in where we meet at the Garden Club. As last month, we’ll again meet in the lower exhibit hall, located downstairs to the left as you come in the main entrance. Members and guests that attended the 2019 Jacksonville Orchid Show will recall the exhibit hall was used for individual member and society displays. It is hoped that the smaller space will make it easier for everyone to hear and participate in discussions and presentations, and we heartily welcome your feedback afterwards.
Tom Wise, Johns Island Orchids, will present his “Orchidelerium: The Craze That Started It All” as our featured speaker for the month.
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 encouraged 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:
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:
Members are also invited to meet at “M-Shack” burgers at the corner of Post and Magaret streets near Riverside Park in Jacksonville beforehand – see https://goo.gl/maps/Rxvz6hagvhTbyjRW7