13 September 2022 GENERAL MEETING of the Jacksonville Orchid Society

Please mark your calendars for the evening of 13 September 2022 from 6:45 – 9 PM as the Jacksonville Orchid Society (JOS) conducts its monthly meeting.


Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:45 PM. Prior to the start of the meeting, please buy your raffle tickets.

At 6:45 PM, we will have a brief business meeting and then take a short break in preparation for the presentation by Alan Koch, owner of Gold Country Orchids. He will speak on “How to Manage Your Orchid Collection.”

Alan specializes in miniature and compact Cattleyas. He started growing orchids in 1968 when he was given a Cymbidium from his aunt. While in college, his interest grew in other orchids and living in Southern California realizing that the outdoor environment was perfect there for many species.
He moved five times as his orchid passion led to needing more growing space. His last move was to be on 10 acres of land in Lincoln, California for his 300,000 orchids. He is recognized as an expert in the Brazilian Cattleya and a trend setter in miniature Cattleya breeding. Alan has published in Orchid Digest and also the American Orchid Society magazines and also speaking at the World Orchid Conference and Internationally.

Alan’s presentation will share information on how to be a better orchid grower, manage water, fertilizer, disease and pests. He’ll also discuss how to purchase orchids to insure getting the best value and plants that will flower year round.


Members & Especially Novice Growers – Don’t forget to bring your blooming orchids for the Show Table and no-pressure judging. Remember also that all orchids brought for the Show Table or for sale should be free of virus, bugs, scale, or any other pests. Please also clean any orchid for auctionbor the Show Table.


Mandarin Garden Club
2892 Loretto Road
Jacksonville, FL 32223

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 5:45 pm. Guests and visitors are always welcome! If you decide to join after coming to a few meetings, membership is $35.00 for a family and $25.00 for individuals.

Doors open at 6:00 PM for set up.  
6:00-6:45 PM set up, vendor plant sales, silent auction, raffle ticket sales, snack
6:35 PM – Show Table Orchids due – Submissions after this time will not be judged
6:45-7:30 PM business meeting/announcements
7:30-8:30 PM speaker
8:30 PM vendor plant sales, show table, raffle/silent auction
9:30 PM 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 your orchids.

Individual JOS members may offer up to two (2) orchids for Silent Auction at this meeting. See the Silent Auction Plants Seller link below for additional information.

Links to JOS Sales Forms, Show Table Instructions, and interactive Show Table Forms are available below.


Note: If you sell your orchid via Silent Auction at a JOS event, you must elect to donate either 20% or 100% of the selling price to the JOS.