Welcome to Mid-Lakes Orchid Society!
Our next meeting is:
February 11th at 7:00 P.M.
The February meeting will be held at our new location in the Leesburg Community Center in the Griffin Room. This Building is just across the street from our old location. Use the Canal Street entrance as always. The main entrance to the building is where all the flags are flying. Once you enter the building turn right at the first hallway. The Griffin Room is the first room on the left.
Joanie always has some great raffle plants - remember to buy your tickets!!
The speaker for the January meeting was Phillip Hamilton from Brendren Orchids. He gave a presentation on "Oncidiinae Culture". Some of the key details were the variation of growing requirements of the various Oncidium orchids. He stated that here in central Florida warm growing species are: caudata, maculata, gireoudiana, and longissuma. He stated to be aware of what is in the background of the Oncidium to be sure you can successfully grown them in our area with our warm temperatures. He also said few Odontoglossum are suited for Florida - these are mostly cool growers. Some of the intergeneric hybrids may be suitable for Florida. His nursery in Apopka specializes in novelty phalenopsis and broughtonia species and hybirds. You can find his orchids on Ebay and he had some beautiful orchids for sale at the meeting. He is always a great source for information on growing orchids.
Remember there will be a "Culture Group" meeting at 6PM before the February meeting. Anyone having problems or questions on their orchids may bring them in for help. If you have problem orchids please bring them contained in a bag so as not to spread any disease or pest.
See you at the February meeting!!
MID-LAKES ORCHID SOCIETY
A not-for-profit Organization of Orchid Lovers and Growers in the heart of Central Florida.
Asco. lada "Gold Hawaii"