November 3 Monthly Meeting

The November program “Madagascar:  Land of Extremes” will be presented by Society member Karl Varian who has been growing orchids since 1960 and is an American Orchid Society Student Judge.  Madagascar has one of the richest and most distinctive orchid floras anywhere in the world and boasts almost 1000 species.  He will highlight some of the endemic species such as Vanilla, Angraecum. and Bulbophyllum.

Orchids 101 will be in the greenhouse starting at 2pm. Lorna will be leading a discussion on fertilizing your orchids.

Be planning ahead for our December auction! Go through your orchids: Are there any you are tired of? Do some need to be divided? Is there one you just can’t get to bloom? Donate those to the auction and bring some cash so you can replace them with new and different ones! Funds raised will help pay for our Spring orchid show in March next year.

October 6 Monthly Meeting

Having some trouble with pesky pests on your orchids? On Sunday, Oct. 6, Dotty Woodson of Fort Worth will be speaking on “Orchid Pests/Diseases in Texas, and Their Treatment/Prevention” at 2:30pm. Dottie has been growing and hybridizing orchids with her husband since 1973.  They have 5,000 square feet of greenhouses and have registered 64 hybrids and have won many national AOS awards.  Dotty retired recently from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center as an Extension Program Specialist. She may have some solutions for your pest problems! We will have our usual table judging for members and a raffle open to all.

Orchids 101 will precede the meeting at 2pm in the greenhouse. Kathi will be leading the discussion.