May program: This will be our annual Divide and Conquer hands on program. Everyone is encouraged to bring an over grown plant to be divided as an example for the group. please bring a plant that we can make at least 2 divisions out of so we can auction off at least one during our meeting. Please bring enough tags for the divisions. The guidelines are as follows: 1, Bring a plant large enough to make at least 2 divisions. 2, Please soak the plant before the meeting submerging as to chase out any pests. 3, Bring a lawn chair as the first part of the meeting will be out in the garden, the second part of the meeting will be upstairs as usual. 4, Bring a photo, or description of the flower of the plant. 5, everyone is to bring one plant. Be prepared to ask your dividing questions and any other information that will help with growing your plants! SEE YOU ON THE 21st!
The Board will have it's meeting prior to the regular meeting at 6:00 PM.
Welcome members and guests to May! Well, lots of things going on with our orchids this month, for sure, as the weather has become warm and time to keep our plants hydrated. Yes it's mostly about water, fertilizing, and repotting. I know I am falling behind with the repotting! As I grow mostly Cattleyas, I am repotting constantly and It is a good sign that you are doing a good job of growing, unfortunately, these plants have a habit of climbing out of their pots so therefore needing repotting on a regular basis. It's OK to let these plants grow out of their containers, except if you are going to display either in a show or in your home. Our "Divide and Conquer" Program was designed to help with these problem plants that gotten away from us, This program that I designed many years ago has been a favorite of many societies over the years. Back to watering and fertilizing this time of year, make sure that your plants are hydrated before fertilizing to prevent burning of the leaves, roots and flower buds. This is also the time to clean up your plants and tie up older growths, being careful not to damage new growths. Hope to see you all at the meeting on the 21st of May! Dave
We welcome you to visit us at any monthly meeting. Our Meeting place is:
Water's Edge of Bradenton
3132 21st Lane W.
(off 30th Ave.W')
Bradenton, Fl 34205
Always the 3rd Monday evening of the month at 7:00 PM