November 13th Meeting
Our program for the November meeting will be learning how to mount a oncidium hybird. This will be a great way to learn some of the best techniques of mounting orchids from some of our very knowledgeable orchid growers. Come prepared to learn new ways to grow oncidiums and learn what is required to mount an orchid. Some large plants will be divided at this session and mounts will be available all for a small fee to cover costs. 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.
Below is a photo of Louis Delfavero of Delfavero Orchids and some of the beautiful orchids he had available for purchase at the October meeting.
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 in November for more.
Aer. Lawrenceae X Vanda Sasicha
Don't forget the MLOS Orchid auction on Saturday, Dec. 1st. Get your list of plants ready for the auction and remember to volunteer. Jerry Steele will head up the auction this year. The auction will be held at Rogers Park Pavallion, 610 South 9th Street, behind the Leesburg Women's Club. This is a different location from last year. Look for further information in the November newsletter.
MID-LAKES ORCHID SOCIETY
A not-for-profit Organization of Orchid Lovers and Growers in the heart of Central Florida.
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.