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Join the St. Aug Orchid Society
The dues are $20 for an individual or $30 for a family if paid by check (mail c/o Linda Stewart, 1812 Diana Drive, Palatka 32177). For an extra dollar, you can use the PayPal links below.
Sue and Courtney wtalked about water quality considerations, how the quality of your water can impact the growth of your orchids. We talked about how the quality of water varies in different geographical areas of the county and what you can do if your water is less than optimum. Several members presented their case histories of how they converted to rainwater collection, reverse osmosis or new well installations.
Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our June Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.
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We have the good vinyl plant tags that you can write on either side with in pencil, and they won't fade or crack. Sold in bundles of 30 for $5 at the meetings.
Coarse mix is a mixture of clay pebbles, large Orchiata bark, sponge rok and charcoal. It is a freely draining mix that is great for cattleyas and dendrobiums, $5 for a gallon bag. We also have a soilless mixture for phalaenopsis. This is a more water retentive mix that is half sponge rock and half Pro-Mix HP, $3 for a gallon bag or two for $5. Email us
what you want and we'll bring it to the meeting. If you want large quantities, you can bring a 5 gallon bucket over to Sue and Terry's and we'll blend up a custom mix for you.