August 5 Monthly Meeting

The Aug. 5 program on “Growing Novelty Phals” (phalaenopsis) will be presented by Peter Lin of Big Leaf Orchids, Southlake, TX. Peter has been growing orchids for over 30 years, beginning in Taiwan at the age of 10. After working in the IT industry for 12 years, he expanded his collection, began hybridizing and established a family owned mail-order operation. Big Leaf Orchids specializes in Phalaenopsis with emphasis on novelties, including flowers that are fragrant, waxy and multi-colored.

Orchids 101 will be led by Kathi in the greenhouse at 2pm before the main metting.

July 1 Monthly Meeting

The July 1 program on “How to Grow Orchids in the Heat” will be presented by Dr. Dotty Woodson of D & B Orchids, Fort Worth.  She and her husband have grown and hybridized orchids since 1973, have a 3000 square foot greenhouse, and have registered many hybrids.  Dotty has presented orchid programs, written articles about orchid culture and appears each Sunday on NBC DFW Channel 5 Morning News to discuss water and landscape issues and also orchids.  Expect to learn a lot about growing orchids here in the Dallas area!
There will also be table judging for members and the raffle for all attenders after the presentation.

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