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Monthly SAOS Meeting

June 4 - Miniature Orchids
Tomas Bajza, Tarzane Group

    Tomas will show amazing pictures of various miniature and small orchids, talking about their needs, growing tips and techniques. He'll show simple setups for your new orchid babies, how to feed them, mount them and care for them.
    Tomas is an orchid lover and addict from the Czech Republic who settled down in hot tropical Miami. He fell in love with miniature orchids, some of which asre cool to intermediate growing species. Through extended research, reading and being active in different orchid boards and orchid groups, He's learned tremendously and became an advance grower for miniature orchids.
    Here is a coupon code for SAOS members, which will be active from May 20 to June 2. Take 18% off your order using STA2024, only valid on the Tarzane Orchids website. This is a reusable code exclusively for SAOS members, while supplies last. There is no minimum purchase, it is valid only on the website, it cannot be used on previous orders, it cannot be combined with any other offer, and the code must be used during checkout. It excludes Gift Cards, Taxes and Shipping.
SAOS Activities

SAOS News and Activities

Questions? Call or text Sue at 904-501-0805 or email info@StAugOrchidSociety.org.
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June 1 Repotting Clinic. Need help with your orchids? The first Saturday of the month from 10 am til noon, February through October, St. Augustine Orchid Society members are available to talk with you, answer questions and help you repot orchids at the Southeast Branch Library.
Where:   Southeast Branch Library
6670 US 1 N, St Aug 32086
When: Saturday, June 1, 10 am - noon
Show Table and Orchid Photographs

Monthly Meetings

Photo of the Month. Our May selection is Cattleya (syn. Guarianthe) skinneri var. albescens, grown by Sue Bottom and photographed by Terry Bottom. This cattleya bloomed as an alba for the last 15 years, but this year a division along the south greenhouse wall bloomed with pink in the lips, so it is more accurately described as an albescens variety.
Monthly Meetings. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The meeting begins at 6:30 with a plant sale followed by a review of the show table plants and presentation by an orchid expert. The meeting closes with a plant raffle where members can expand their collections. It's fun and informative for growers of all levels. Join us, visitors and guests are always welcome!
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
When:   First Tuesday of Month, 6:30 til 9 pm
Monthly SAOS Meeting
What's in Bloom? Bring your blooming orchids to the monthly meeting for others to admire. If you can't come to the meeting, send high res pictures to info@StAugOrchidSociety.org by the 26th of the month.

Cultural Tips for Orchid Growers

Bob Scully's Month by Month Orchid Growing:

May in St. Augustine. Summer is right around the corner. Now is the time to maximize growth and develop the plant strength and food reserves needed for good flower production... read more

Dr. Courtney Hackney Tips, Redux:

Repotting Paphs and Phrags. Paphs and phrags are largely terrestrial plants, which require more constant moisture. They have roots that do not have the hard protective... read more
Too Many Orchids. Most of the topics covered in this column originate from questions posed by hobbyists or from poblems and experiments in my own greenhouse... read more

Dr. Martin Motes Notes:

Progress of the Season. An exceptionally dry April closed out in a deluge of nearly the entire month’s quota of rain. This happy accident of weather perfectly mimics... read more
Orchids in May. May is a month of transition in South Florida. Early in the month we can expect the driest weather of the year. Because of the clarity of the air... read more

Culture Article by Sue Bottom:

Sunburn... or Something Else. We’ve all done it… sunburned our orchids. Maybe we moved them out of their winter homes into too bright light, put them in the yard during... read more
Temperature and Humidity Monitors. Orchid books discuss orchids that grow in three different temperature ranges, based on the winter nighttime temperatures... read more

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The St. Augustine Orchid Society is a dynamic group of orchid growers having all levels of experience, from those who just brought their first orchid home to those with overflowing greenhouses. All members have one thing in common. We love to share our experiences, our knowledge and our orchid divisions with other orchid growers. Come to one of our meetings so we can get to know each other. If you would like to join, you can complete this interactive form.

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The dues are $20 for an individual or $30 for a family if paid by Zelle or Venmo (904-501-0805) or check (mail c/o Linda Stewart, 1812 Diana Drive, Palatka 32177). For an extra dollar use the PayPal links below.

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