13 August 2019 – General Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society (JOS)

The August meeting of the JOS will be held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville’s Riverside location on 13 August, 2019, starting at 7:30PM.

Steve Arthur, member of the American Orchid Society (AOS), will be presenting his program “Propagation From Seed to Parent.” It is expected that Steve will also have a number of orchids for sale.

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

Members are also invited to bring a maximum of two plants (per member) for a silent auction. The JOS receives 20% of auction receipts and the grower receives 80%. The Plant Silent Auction Form is available at:
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JOS-Silent-Plant-Auction-Form_071617.pdf

Members are also invited to meet at “Derby House Diner” at “5-Points” near near Riverside Park in Jacksonville beforehand – see https://goo.gl/maps/Rxvz6hagvhTbyjRW7. Expect members to be there at 5PM or shortly thereafter.

Very Respectfully,

Art Russell
For the Jacksonville Orchid Society