November 13th Meeting
Our program for the November meeting will be learning how to mount Oncidium sphacelatum. The cost for this will be $8 which includes mounting supplies. Please bring a small drill and some hand clippers to trim plants. Come prepared to learn new ways to grow oncidiums and learn what is required to mount an orchid. See the link above for the November newsletter for more information. Come join us for a fun learning adventure. As always there will be great treats, great raffle plants to win, and silent auction plants to bid on. Be ready to grow your orchid collection with us.
MID-LAKES ORCHID SOCIETY
A not-for-profit Organization of Orchid Lovers and Growers in the heart of Central Florida.
Aer. Lawrenceae X Vanda Sasicha
Louis Delfavero of Delfavero Orchids in Tampa gave us a lot of growing information especially using some different techniques. He suggested rock wool for prag and paph's. For Lycaste you can use styrofoam in the bottom with rockwool. He also suggested the common red lava rock in the small 1" size to use for cattlelyas - wash throughly before potting. He suggested about 1/3 pot of styrfoam peanuts first then a layer of coconut fern topped with red lava rock. He says to use a slow release fertilizer on top using about 1 Tab. for 5" pot. If you missed the meeting you missed a lot of great information! Check the newsletter for more.
Don't forget the Bi-annual MLOS Orchid auction on Saturday, Dec. 1st. Get your list of plants ready for the auction and turn them in at the November meeting and remember to volunteer. Jerry Steele will head up the auction this year. The auction will be held at:
Rogers Park Pavilion, 610 South 9th Street, Leesburg,
behind the Leesburg Women's Club. This is a different building from last year. The Rogers Park Pavilion is a glass building on Lake Harris. Go North or South on 441 to Leesburg. Turn East on 44 and turn right on 9th St. The pavilion is on the left side facing Lake Harris. The pavilion is between the Women's Club and the Lake. You can put the address in Google maps and it will give you directions to the park and then look for the Pavilion.
Click on the link below for a written detailed map to the Park.
Welcome to Mid-Lakes Orchid Society!
Our next meeting is:
November 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.