Welcome to Mid-Lakes Orchid Society.
The MLOS Monthly meeting will be held May 11th at 7 PM at the Leesburg Community Center,
109 E. Dixie Ave, Leesburg, FL.
The meeting will be held in the Griffin Room. There will also be a Zoom meeting available for those not wanting to meet in person. Remember we are following CDC guidelines. Please wear mask.
MLOS Orchid Auction
We are planning to have the December MLOS Orchid auction. The date is set for Dec 4th, 2021. Plan ahead on what plants you want to put into the auction. More information will follow in the newsletter!
Our speaker for the May 11th meeting will be Art Chadwick from Chadwick & Son Orchids in Richmond, VA. Chadwick's are world-renowned for their cattleya hybrids. His book, "The Classic Cattleya" will be available for sale at the meeting and I'm sure you will find several Cattleya's that are on the sale table perfect for adding to your orchid collection! Hope to see you there!!
Notes and Photos from the April Meeting
Below are some of the orchids on the sale table from the April meeting. Thanks to Brian for taking the photos!
April Meeting Speaker
Our speaker for the April meeting was Jim Davison from Jim-N-I orchids. Jim is an AOS accredited Judge and has a diverse orchid collection. Jim spoke on the many hybrids of the phalaenopsis and the culture of this ever changing orchid group. He showed many of the different varieties of the Phal and talked about the growing conditions needed to maintain a healthy Phal. Jim showed many beautiful color varieties and what was used to make the hybrid mix. Lots of great information and he also donated several orchids for the raffle drawing! Our thanks to Jim for a great presentation!
This was the first meeting that was held in person and via Zoom. Our thanks to Jeffrey Kahler for handling the Zoom meeting. He made sure those attending via Zoom saw everything much as possible. Thanks to Jeffrey for a job well done.
The May meeting will have drinks available and some snacks also. It was voted on by the club members in attendance and decided the June Dinner will go on as normal. The club will provide the main meal which will be fried chicken and members are asked to bring their favorite side dish to pass.
MID-LAKES ORCHID SOCIETY
A not-for-profit Organization of Orchid Lovers and Growers in the heart of Central Florida.