​Courtney Hackney from Hackneau orchids gave a very knowledgeable presentation on growing orchids. He has some great orchids for sale as you can see from the photo above. He gave a very detailed presentation on a variety of orchids - telling how to grow, fertilize, water, and what the different types of orchids liked for growing conditions. He has a great web site that gives loads of information on different subjects on how to grow orchids and proper care. Check out his monthly tips at:



October 9th Meeting

Our speaker for the October meeting will be Louis Del Favero of Del Favero Orchids from Tampa. Louis started growing orchids at a very young age. He has traveled to Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean viewing orchids. In 1981 he opened his first greenhouse in Tampa and has been importing specie orchids from their native countries ever since. He has about 16,000 square feet of greenhouses, of which about 50% are species and the other half is comprised largely of compact to large flowered cattleyas. Come join us for a very informative evening and I am sure there will be some great orchids available for purchase.

Remember the Membership dues are due in September. Dues will be $20.00 per year. See Rosemary at the meeting to pay your dues. Membership form is on the membership page. Please fill out the form and return it at the meeting. Check out the page of Show & Tell photos - lots of beautiful orchids were brought in this month.

​Below is a photo of Courtney Hackney and the beautiful orchids he had available for purchase at the September meeting.


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

Welcome to Mid-Lakes Orchid Society!

October Meeting:

Our next meeting is:

October 9th, 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.