Orchid Events - Keiki Club

The Keiki Club is for our beginning orchid growers. We begin with a short presentation on a timely orchid culture topic and then it’s a free for all to discuss any and thoughts or questions you have about growing orchids. Join us, visitors and guests are always welcome!
 

Orchid Events - Keiki Club

We have a variety of programs for our beginners, the culture classes before the monthly meeting, monthly Ace repotting clinics, mentoring program along with Keiki Club road trips to local orchid shows and nurseries, and growing area tours so you can how other SAOS members grow their orchids and learn some of their tricks. Join us, visitors and guests are always welcome!
 

February Growing Area Tour - Winterizing Your Growing Area

Susan and Doug grow their orchids on a screened porch and under a pergola in summer, setting up portable greenhouses in winter. Winter is always a challenge for those without a greenhouse. See how others grow their orchids meet the challenge of winter cold weather.
Where:   Susan and Doug Smith's Home
148 Sarah Elizabeth Drive, St. Johns 32259
When: Sunday, February 16?, 1 - 3 pm
 
 

March Road Trip Opportunity

Have you ever gone to an Orchid Society show and seen all the beautiful exhibits or shopped from 10 orchid vendors side by side? The Jacksonville Orchid Society Show is close by and a great orchid shopping opportunity. Orchid vendors include EFG Orchids, Mac's Orchids, Tropic 1 Tropicals, So Orchids, Krull Smith Orchids, Quest Orchids, Springwater Orchids, Palmer Orchids and Florida SunCoast Orchids.
Where:   Garden Club of Jacksonville
1005 Riverside Drive, Jax 32204
When: Saturday, March 21 and 22, 10 am - 5 pm
 
 

April Picnic and Orchid Sale

We’ll be enjoying barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs at our annual picnic. Bring a side dish to round out the meal and your liquid libation of choice, and join in the fun. Members are invited to bring any orchids, orchid companions or supplies you want to sell or swap. We may have a few plants to auction too! Please email or call (436-5618) Events Veep Dianne know if you plan on attending so we can be sure to have enough hamburgers and hot dogs for you.
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
When: Sunday, April 19, 4 - 6 pm
 
 

May Road Trip Opportunity - Redland International Orchid Festival

Have you ever gone to an Orchid Society show and seen all the beautiful exhibits or shopped from 10 orchid vendors side by side? The Jacksonville Orchid Society Show is close by and a great orchid shopping opportunity. Orchid vendors include EFG Orchids, Mac's Orchids, Tropic 1 Tropicals, So Orchids, Krull Smith Orchids, Quest Orchids, Springwater Orchids, Palmer Orchids and Florida SunCoast Orchids.
Where:   Garden Club of Jacksonville
1005 Riverside Drive, Jax 32204
When: Saturday, March 21 and 22, 10 am - 5 pm
 
 

June Growing Area Tour - Repotting and Potting Mixes

  Sue will talk about how to decide which mix is best for your orchids, considering your growing area and watering habits. There may be some orchid keikis and divisions for you to mount and or pot up (one to a customer), bring a clay pot, just in case. To cover the cost of supplies, there will be a $5 charge. If you have more than 1 or 2 of your own plants that need repotting, please bring them to the Ace repotting clinic. The repotting crew is available to give you hands-on tips on repotting at the monthly Ace clinics.
  If you have more than 1 or 2 of your own plants that need repotting, please bring them to the Ace repotting clinic.  The repotting crew is available to give you hands-on tips on repotting at the monthly Ace clinics.  Mentees should consider attending to become more comfortable with repotting their orchids.
Where:   Sue and Terry Bottom's Home
6916 Cypress Lake Court, St. Aug 32086
When: Sunday: June 28, 1 - 3 pm
 
 

July and August

On summer vacation, come to the Ace repotting clinics on the first Saturday of the month if you have questions or orchids that need repotting.
 
 

September Growing Area Tour - Preparing for Winter

Enjoy the cooler fall weather, and use this time to get your orchids ready for their winter rest. Get their winter home prepared, and then spend some quality time with your orchids removing spent sheaths and drenching the pots to eliminate the creepy crawlers. We will talk about the cold hardiness of different types of orchids so you can develop your plan for the winter months.
Where:   ??'s Home
1319 Wentworth Ave, Jax 32259
When: Sunday, September 22??, 1 - 3 pm
 
 

October Road Trip Opporunities - Orchtoberfest and Gainesville Show

12 - 13: Gainesville Orchid Society Show
“Orchids in the Garden” is the theme of the Gainesville Orchid Society Show at Kanapaha Gardens. There will be orchid exhibits, seminars and orchid and plant vendors at the event. Bredren Orchids, Mac’s Orchids, Odom’s Orchids, Plantio La Orquidea, and Ritter’s Tropic 1 Orchids will be offering orchids for sale.
Where:   Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
44700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608
18 - 20 Orchtoberfest at EFG
George and Paula Hausermann host an Orchtoberfest every year at their nursery where orchids, tropical plants and orchid supplies will be offered for sale. The Hausermann clan will be busy grilling brats and serving German potato salad and more, including German beer! We’ll be going to DeLand for a visit. If you want to car pool or caravan, email us.
Where:   EFG Orchids
4265 Marsh Rd, DeLand, FL 32724
 
 

November and December

On Winter Hiatus, hope your plants are all snuggly in their winter home!