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August 16, 2018

7:00 PM - Plant Judging
7:30 PM - General Session
Our general meetings are held
 on the third Thursday
of each month at the
Los Angeles Arboretum
 Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, California


  Members Growing Areas

This month we will have a PowerPoint presentation and discussion regarding where our members grow their orchids. Several of our members have sent in pictures of where they grow their orchids outside. Some have shade houses, some grow outside on their patios, under trees, and some have greenhouses. The greenhouses can be set up with climate controls, temperature, humidity controls, exhaust fans, heat, etc. This makes growing a little easier with all this heat we have been having. The extreme heat we have been having has made it more difficult to grow some orchids outside. I know because I’m outside misting my orchids several times a day in this heat.  The heat can cause bud blast, the following article is from the AOS website by Susan Jones:

"It can be heartbreaking to watch helplessly as long-awaited orchid buds brown, die and drop instead of becoming those much-anticipated flowers. Bud blast, when buds wither and fall from an otherwise healthy plant, may occur through any of a number of causes. Buds are the most sensitive part of an orchid, and are easily affected by unsuitable conditions in the growing environment. Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis and Dendrobiums seem particularly susceptible to this problem. One common reason for it is under or overwatering.”

This should be a very interesting presentation and discussion to learn how other members grow their fantastic plants.



Plant Opportunity Table

 The plant table this month will be provided by Carmela's Orchids from Hawaii. Don’t forget to get your tickets!

2018 Membership

Renew your membership now and receive your new 2018 Membership card. This card can be used at Yamada’s for 10% off on any orchid related items. See Dann Dunst our Membership Chair at the next meeting.

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Late Updated: 07/29/2018