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2014 SAOS Newsletters
 
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December 2014 SAOS Christmas Auction
 

December 2014
Christmas Auction
Our annual Christmas auction was a great opportunity to have fun with our orchid friends, and bring home some new orchids too!


Dr. Courtney Hackney
 

November 2014
Dr. Courtney Hackney, Hackneau's Art and Orchids
Courtney talked about growing orchids, touching on all the orchid basics and showing what kind of problems you might encounter and how a change in your cultural practices can prevent them from recurring. We could listen to Courtney talk for hours!


Fred Clarke
 

October 2014
Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids
Fred wowed us with his images of splashed and spotted cattleyas, showing us many of the orchids involved in creating these visual delights. He also gave us lots of cultural tips for growing the best cattleyas.


Alan Koch
 

September 2014
Alan Koch, Gold Country Orchids
Alan talked about the importance of understanding the habitat in which a species grows in order to provide the proper culture when the species and its hybrids are in our care.


Sue Bottom
 

August 2014
Sue Bottom, St. Augustine Orchid Society
Sue talked about watering your orchids during each season, water quality in St. Augustine and how to select your fertilizer based on your water quality, here's a link to the presentation.


Fred Keefer
 

July 2014
Fred Keefer, Auctioneer Extraordinaire
Fred was our master of ceremonies at the Summer Orchid Auction.


Michael Polen
 

June 2014
Michael Polen, Art Stone Orchids
Michael gave an ab fab program on potting without pots, demonstrating lots of his practical tricks for mounting orchids on slabs, rafts and baskets. Fabulous!


Steve Hawkins
 

May 2014
Steve Hawkins, The Orchid Specialist
Steve talked about oncidium orchid culture with special attention on the Psychopsis and Tolumnia oncidiums.


Terry Bottom
 

April 2014  
Terry Bottom, St. Augustine Orchid Society
Terry talked about the ultimate hobby greenhouse along with some more affordable versions for your first greenhouse.


Jim Roberts
 

March 2014 
Jim Roberts, Florida SunCoast Orchids
Jim talked about pendulous dendrobiums. These gregarious bloomers love a cool dryish winter and reward you with scads of blooms in the spring.


Ruben Sauleda
 

February 2014
Ruben Sauleda, Ruben in Orchids
Ruben discussed Brassavola nodosa and its hybrids. These easy to grow plants can rapidly grow into specimen sized plants and reward you with multiple blooms throughout the year.


Thanh Nguyen
 

January 2014
Thanh Nguyen, Springwater Orchids
Thanh talked about where paphiopedilums grow in nature and how understanding their habitat helps you understand their cultural needs.


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