Dendrobium Nobel

​(photo by C. Crowley)


A not-for-profit Organization of Orchid Lovers and Growers in the heart of Central Florida.

Pot. Orange Passion

(photo by C. Crowley)

Welcome to Mid-Lakes Orchid Society!

March Meeting:

Our next meeting is:

March 13th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

Meetings are held at the :

Employee Wellness Center

201 East Dixie Ave., Leesburg, FL

The Employee Wellness Center is located at the corner of Dixie and Canal. Enter the back of the building on Canal (By the Ball Park entrance). You will see the Marina Sign on the corner.

March 13th Meeting

The speaker for the March 13th meeting will be Roger Hammer. Roger is a professional naturalist, author, botanist and photographer. Mr Hammer is known for his entertaining and informative programs. He has served as the director of Castellow Hammock Nature Center for the Miami-Dade Parks Department and part-time instructor and field trip leader for Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami. He will speak on Florida native orchids and will be selling photos and other miscellaneous items.

We thank Mr Ron McHatton for a great informative meeting. Ron discussed a variety of topics on orchid culture. He addressed many questions concerning orchid growing including virus, bacteria infections, sunburn on orchids and how to treat and identify many of the common problems found on orchids. We thank Ron for sharing his expertise and giving us growing information to help us grow our orchids pest free.

There will be a short meeting at the regularly scheduled MLOS meeting for the volunteers for the spring auction. If you signed up to be a volunteer at the auction please plan to attend March 13th from 6:15 to 6:30 prior to the regular meeting. The auction will be held April 21st at the Community Building next door to the Womens Club. More information is available in the newsletter. Let Suzanne know if you plan to bring orchids for the auction. 

Also don't forget to bring your orchids for the monthly show & tell after the meeting. There is also a silent auction held at the end of every meeting - you can get some great bargains! Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets for the drawing. 

You can always add to your orchid collection at our monthly meetings by purchasing from the vendor at the monthly meeting.