Our February Members Choice is Epidendrum (now Dinema) polybulbon grown by our new member from Massachusetts, Jane Peirce. Jane says she has had this plant for a pretty long time, and it grows like crazy. She started out with a little piece that she mounted on a plastic horse, then moved it to a chunk of quartz, then on to increasingly larger cork. She says it never fails to bloom like this.
We meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The meeting begins at 6:30 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!
Everyone has been schooled on the guidelines on social distancing during the pandemic. Four people can space themselves about 6 ft apart at each of the large 8 ft diameter circular tables. Bring you face mask for when you are in close proximity to another member.
Prior to the pandemic, we had a beginner's culture class at 6:15 before the main meeting begins. We resumed our physical meetings in July, but attendance has been limited. We hope to resume culture classes in 2021 once we have bid the virus adieu!