Welcome to Mid-Lakes Orchid Society!

May Meeting:

Our next meeting is:

May 8th, 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.

April 10th Meeting


The speaker for the April 10th meeting was  Steve Arthur. Steve is an AOS accredited judge from South Carolina. He gave a slide/talk presentation on Equadorian orchids showing how they are grown in greenhouses from flask to full size orchids. He has been to Equador 14 or 15 times on collection travels. Mr Arthur gave us many tips on growing orchids - mainly cattleya's. Some of his tips included:

  • Use 30-10-10 fertilizer once a month for cattleya's.
  • 1/2 tsp of long lasting fertilizer when repotting.
  • If cattleya's have floppy leaves they are probably not getting enough sunlight. They need generally 3500-4000 ft. candle.
  • Main 2 reasons to repot are if the orchid grows over the pot edge and when the mix has broken down. The more you fertilize the faster the orchid bark breaks down. 
  • If you see leaf tip burn it may be caused by over fertilizing.

Our thanks to Mr Arthur for all his great growing information!


The MLOS semi-annual auction will be held April 21st. The auction will be held at the Venetian Gardens "Community Building",109 E. Dixie Ave. (hwy 44 bypass), Leesburg, FL next door to the Leesburg Womens Club. More information is available in the newsletter. All growers dropping off plants and volunteers please be there at 11 AM. Preview of the auction offerings will be from 12-1PM and then the fun begins!!! 

The auction will begin at 1PM.

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.

Blc. Maria's Glory

​Photo by C. Crowley

Dendrobium Aggreatum

​Photo by C.Crowley

Yellow Cymbidium

​(photo by C. Crowley)


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