The February 2020 meeting of the JOS will be held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville’s Riverside location on 11 February 2020 starting at 7:30PM.
Our featured speaker this month is Bill Thoms. Noted nationally and internationally as an expert on many orchid related topics, his subject will be his trip to the Philippines in 2009 where he climbed mountains (sort of) and risked life and limb (maybe) to bring back a new species of orchid which will be shown at the meeting (true story).
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: