11 August 2020 – JOS Meeting – New Location!


Join members of the Jacksonville Orchid Society (JOS) at its new meeting location – The Mandarin Garden Club:

Mandarin Garden Club
2892 Loretto Road
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Our general meetings will resume Tuesday, August 11. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Please use this time to buy your raffle tickets, place your bids at the silent auction and peruse and purchase orchids being sold by our featured speaker. We will have a brief business meeting and then take a brief break for you to finish your purchases, enter the raffle, and allow for late comers to do the same.

The speaker this month is Thanh Nguyen of Springwater Orchids who will be facilitating a Q&A Roundtable. Of course, if Thanh is facilitating, we have to do our part and bring questions, lots of questions!

Thanh is also supplying raffle plants and will bring lots for sale as well. If you have seen his orchids in the past and at our annual orchid show, you know he always has interesting orchids. He asks that participants bring cash if possible. Thanh also asks that you bring your questions.

The Jacksonville Orchid Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except in May and December) at the Mandarin Garden Club at 2892 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223. The doors open at 6:00 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.

Doors open at 6 for setup.

  • 6-7 setup, vendor plant sales, silent auction, raffle ticket sales, snack
  • 7-7:30 business meeting/announcements
  • 7:30-8:30 speaker
  • 8:30 vendor plant sales, show table, raffle/silent auction
  • 9:30 adjourn

Our General Meeting is a good time to ask questions from our expert growers and get tips for what to do when there is a problem. We cover 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 yours 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:

Editor’s Note: Illustrated is Rhyncholaeliocattleya digbyana ‘Springwater’ AM/AOS grown by Thah Nguyen and on the cover of the August 2020 edition of Orchids Magazine.