Our July Members Choice is Zygopetalum Blue Blazes 'Barrie Ford' grown by Walter Muller. Walter bought the plant last year at one of the meetings, it had 2 spikes with 4 to 5 blooms on each. This year 6 spikes with total of 32 blooms. He'll be telling some of his secrets at September's meeting!
When not in the middle of a pandemic, we meet on the first Tuesday of each month. We have a beginners culture class at 6:15 before the main meeting, which starts at 6:30. The meeting begins with a plant sale 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 growers of all levels. Join us, visitors and guests are always welcome!
Normally, the first Saturday of the month from 9 am til noon, February through October, St. Augustine Orchid Society members are available to talk with you, answer questions and help you repot orchids. Starting in September,
we are relocating our repotting clinics to the pavilion at the Memorial Lutheran Church.
August is a dangerous month for repotting with all the stress induced by high heat and humidity, but plants have a growth spurt in the fall when temperatures mediate, so we'll be repotting in September and October.
Saturday, September 5, 9 am til noon
Memorial Lutheran Church
Pavilion Across from Back Parking Lot
3375 US 1 South
Turn west at the blinking light across from the new fire and police station on US 1 and drive around to the back of the church.