Sunday 2 December 2018 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall
- Sales start at 12:00 (not before)
- Meeting starts at 1:00
- Holiday Auction and Pot Luck Luncheon
Bring your extra orchids or orchid-related items for our fund raiser action to benefit the society and the Judging Centre.
For the Auction: Please let us know what you would like to donate. Send a note to:
Let us know your name, what you are bringing (and quantity if applicable).
For the Potluck: Bring your favourite dish to share.
And bring lots of money for the auction!!
- No member's plant table or show table or raffel at this meeting.
Plant of the Month - September 2018
John Vermeer brought in a beautiful small growing
Cattleya What’ll It Be ‘Josee’ HCC/AOS with five perky
bright flowers on one inflorescence. The plant is named
in honour of John’s wife. John pointed out to us that
usually if the lip is flat so will be the petals, because
they echo the lip construction. When John had the plant
awarded it only had two flowers on one inflorescence.
The flowers were a combination of brick red, orange,
white and magenta! He summers it out of doors under a
shade cloth and winters it indoors under HIV lights. He
fertilizes all his plants with MSU fertilizer plus adds
slow-release fertilizer onto the well-draining medium in
the spring. He re-pots all his cattleyas before bringing
them indoors in the fall.
The show table also had a lovely Encyclia diota variety
atrorubra on it shown by Michael Wong. Its small light
and dark purple flowers are very charming. It is a plant
that is not easy to grow. Michael told us that he only
flowers it during hot summers. It is a high light plant
that takes Cattleya culture, that is, re-pot annually and
dry out between waterings.!
Phalaenopsis Journal Second Quarter 28(2) 2018
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- Decmeber 2: Annual auction and pot luck luncheon
- January 6th: Preparing your plants for the “big show”
- January 27th: Susan Wedegaertner, President American