August 1 Monthly Meeting - Orchid Growing Basics|
George Hausermann of EFG Orchids in DeLand is our
featured August speaker. George will talk about the
basics of orchid growing, how to make sure your plants
are getting enough of the right kind of water and light as
well as buoyant air movement around the leaves and roots.
George will address some common cultural mistakes and
how to avoid them.
George is a fourth generation orchid grower with an
impressive 65 years of family history in the orchid industry.
EFG Orchids has 20,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space
filled with orchids, tropical plants and landscape material.
Many of us have enjoyed the
Orchtoberfest, a celebration of orchids, food and fun held
every year in October.
This is a great opportunity to talk orchids with a down to
earth grower. Bring your flowering orchids to exhibit on the
Show Table. Do not be shy, first time exhibitors get 3 free
raffle tickets. George will be bringing plants for the sales table.
We will have our normal raffle at the end of the meeting. We'll also have time release fertilizer, potting mix, baseball caps and T shirts for sale.
Friends and guests are always welcome!
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 1, 7 pm
Event: Orchid Growing Basics
Where: Watson Realty, Conference Room by Back Parking Lot
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!
Here's a video of one of our meetings!
August 6 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.
Here's a video of a repotting clinic!
Date and Time: Saturday, August 6, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Ace Hardware on US 1 South
3050 US Highway 1 South, St. Augustine 32086
July 22 SE Branch Library Program, 2 pm
Orchid Society members will be talking about the top ten tricks for growing and blooming your orchids at the SE Branch library on July 22 at 2 pm. We had orginally planned to have a repotting program, but rather than make a mess at the library, we'll invite interested parties to our Ace repotting clinics where we'll give hands on repotting help.
Orchid club members will be available to answer culture questions, demonstrate the society website with all its cultural information, and explain the benefits of membership in the St. Augustine Orchid Society. Orchid supplies will be available for sale.
Date and Time: Saturday, July 22, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Southeast Branch Library
6670 US-1, St. Augustine, FL 32086
Growing Orchids in St. Augustine
Show 'em Where You Grow 'em
We would like to put together a program in 2018 showing how different St. Augustine Orchid Society members grow their orchids. Start snapping pictures! Email us with your summer growing area pictures now, and if you have pics of the winter growing area, send them too!
July Member's Choice
Grower: Courtney Hackney
June Member's Choice
Grower: Sue Bottom
Some Cultural Tips for Orchid Growers
Bob Scully's Month by Month Orchid Growing:
July in St. Augustine
The heat and humidity of summer are here. When day time temperatures rise above the 90 to 95F range, you’ll see orchid growth... read more
Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:
The Truth About Light.
Once upon a time I spent a great deal of time trying to understand both the lightlevels in my growing space... read more
Dr. Martin Motes Notes:
Progress of the Season.
June got off to a bad start. Whilst the volume of rain was a blessing in relieving our drought, the persistence... read more
Orchids in July. Although it mostly passes unnoticed to millions locked in their air-conditioned bubbles, July in South Florida... read more
Culture Article by Sue Bottom:
Hydrogen Peroxide. Most medicine cabinets have a brown bottle filled with hydrogen peroxide...
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. read SAOS Happenings
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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