January 16, 2017
Welcome members and guests to our January meeting! This is going to be an interesting meeting as it will be a mini Show theme! Yes this is your chance to make up an arrangement of orchid plants and compete with your fellow orchid lovers. The rules are as follows:
1, Arrangement must contain at least one blooming orchid plant and that plant can be something that you have grown or something that you have purchased!
2, Arrangement must be created by yourself.
3, Arrangement can have a theme or other plants as long as Orchids predominate!
4, Arrangement Must be in place on table by 7:00PM Monday January 16 for judging.
I will be judging as well as doing a critique on each arrangement.
There will be awards for the top three arrangements too! Dave
IT has been ask that everyone bring in their orchid Ornament that we did in November, so we can discuss their progess!
Welcome to the Manatee River orchid Society! We are all looking forward to expanding our Orchid knowledge as well as exchanging our experiences with our orchids.
Remember this time of year to prepare for unusual weather be it warm or an unexpected cold front. make sure to enter your CLOSEST zip code when trying to keep up with the temperatures ... An example, I live in zip code of 34221 Palmetto, however I need to enter the zip code of 34219 Parrish. this is because the temperatures can very by 10 or more degrees and with cold temperatures, that can be fatal. Keep up with the temperatures!
Watering can be tricky as well, with the humidity dropping with the fronts that come through this area. The sun is still powerful and can dry out your plants. Just make sure you water in the early morning so as to have time to dry out the plant before dark.
This is the time to bring in questions on your plants, so write them down as you think of them!
See you on the 16th! Bring in your show plants even if you do not enter the competition!