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Monthly Meeting of the St. Augustine Orchid Society

Monthly Meeting of the St. Augustine Orchid Society

Monthly Meeting of the St. Augustine Orchid Society
February 7 Monthly Meeting - Unusual & Natural Mounts
Tom Kuligowski, Angraecum Blog

Tom Kuligowski has been an orchid hobbyist for over twenty years. The “Unusual and Natural Mounts" presentation started as an idea to generate extra income from selling orchids mounted on unusual materials. Tom wanted to use materials representative of the orchid’s natural settings or something completely different from the expected. But he is not a professional grower so why would he sell plants he has worked so hard to develop? You would never think of selling your children, so why should he sell his orchids? Once you see what he has accomplished, you'll understand why he hasn't sold any. Orchids will be available on the sales and raffle tables. Friends and guests are always welcome.

Date and Time:   Tuesday, February 7, 7 pm
Speaker:   Tom Kuligowski, Angraecum Blog
Where:   Watson Realty, Back Conference Room
3505 US 1 South, St. Augustine

We normally meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The meeting begins with a plant sale at 7 pm followed by a review of the show table plants and presentation by an orchid expert. The meeting closes with a plant raffle where members can expand their collections. It's fun and informative for beginner and experienced growers. Join us, visitors and guests are always welcome!    
Video of Orchid Society Meeting Here's a video of one of our meetings!


Beginners - SAOS Keiki Club
Beginners - SAOS Keiki Club
Beginners - SAOS Keiki Club

February 19 Keiki Club - Double Header
Topic 1:   A Winterizable Shade Structure
Moderator:   Janis Croft

A traditional greenhouse is great for the winter cold months, but it can become an oven during the summer heat. Janis will show you how she built her shade house which is open to the elements during the growing season and closes with a retractable curtain when it's cold.

Topic 2:   Designing a Rain Barrel System
Moderator:  Linda Stewart

Our well and tap water contains lots of dissolved salts that can build up around your orchid's roots. You can correct this problem by collecting rain water to water and flush your orchids. Linda Stewart will show you how.

Where:   Janis Croft and Alan Winer's Home
8311 County Road 208, St. Augustine 32092
When: February 19, 1 - 3 pm

The Keiki Club is for our beginner orchid growers. This year we're trying a new format where we double up during the spring months and go on vacation during the summer. Our Keiki Club Get Togethers begin with a short presentation on a timely orchid culture topic and then it’s a free for all when we can discuss any and all thoughts or questions you have about growing orchids. Join us, visitors and guests are always welcome!    
Video of Keiki Club Meeting Here's a video of one of our get togethers!


Orchid Repotting and Plant Clinic at Ace Hardware

February 4 Plant Clinic at Ace Hardware, 9 am to 1 pm
The first Saturday of the month from February through October (and sometimes November), St. Augustine Orchid Society members will be available to talk with you, answer questions and help you repot orchids.    
Video of Ace Repotting Clinic Here's a video of a repotting clinic!

Date and Time:   Saturday, October 1, 9 am to 1 pm
Where:   Ace Hardware on US 1 South
3050 US Highway 1 South, St. Augustine 32086


Lc. Hagans' Ace 'Mandarin Orange'
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Lc. Hagans' Ace 'Mandarin Orange'
January Member's Choice Grower: Penny Halyburton

Paph. spicerianum
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Paph. spicerianum
January Member's Choice Grower: Janis Croft

Bulb. arfakianum (green type)
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Bulb. arfakianum (green type)
January Member's Choice
Grower: Suzanne Susko


Orchid Articles

Bob Scully's Month by Month Orchid Growing:
January in St. Augustine
Plants will continue to manufacture food during the winter, albeit at a reduced rate. Everything will occur at a slower pace until spring arrives so the need for water and fertilizer is reduced... continue reading

Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:
Growing Different Orchids In One Space. Each year there are many email questions related to problems with growing specific orchids or asking for help diagnosing some disease or... read more

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:
Progress of the Season. The second warmest December in history has spun out some great growing... read more
Orchids in January. January is somewhat like December but in reverse, with each succeeding day bringing longer hours of sunlight until days are long enough... read entire article

Culture Article by Sue Bottom:
Winter Dormant Orchids Requiring Dry Rest. As summer fades into fall, the days shorten, the sun stays lower in the sky and temperatures start to cool... read more

St. Augustine Orchid Society Happenings:
Gail Marshall puts together the SAOS Happenings each month so you can easily find all the orchid events around town.


Individual Membership
Family Membership
Become a Member or Renew Your Membership
The St. Augustine Orchid Society is a dynamic group of orchid growers having all levels of experience, from those who just brought their first orchid home to those with overflowing greenhouses. All members have one thing in common. We love to share our experiences, our knowledge and our orchid divisions with other orchid growers. Come to one of our meetings and so we can get to know each other.

Join the St. Augustine Orchid Society The dues are $15 for an individual or $25 for a family if paid by check. If you prefer to join or renew your membership online, you can pay using PayPal whether or not you have a PayPal account. The online dues for an individual are $16 and for a family $26, which includes the fees PayPal charges the SAOS to facilitate the transaction.

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