Jean Ikeson, a well-known orchid grower and a member of our Society will speak on the genus Sarcochilus, consisting of 25 species native to Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania and New Caledonia.
The topic of the October meeting will be LED Lighting in Orchid Culture. The speaker is Rob Halgren from Littlefrog Farm.
Here is one of his videos on Youtube
The September meeting of the Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens will feature Ivan Milin, on the topic of Cyclorganic Fertilizer. Inspired by the space program, his vision is to transform organic waste into rich organic fertilizer in an environmentally-friendly recycling process. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. in Room 5 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, Ontario. (Room allocation subject to change; check the notice board upon arrival at the RBG.)
You have seen plenty of Phalaenopsis orchids for sale in the grocery stores but did you know that there are thousands of other kinds of orchids? They come in size from something a mosquito would love to the size of a small tree. At the orchid show you will see many of these beautiful orchids arranged in colorful displays. Come to the show. Bring a camera. Learn more about care of orchids. Perhaps buy one for yourself or a friend.
Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
For more information, see http://retirees.uwaterloo.ca/~jerry/coos/#show
Admission : $6.00 (Look for $1.00 off coupons or print one from the website).
Supervised children under 12 are free.
Directions: From 401 east or west exit at Townline Road, go north to Ellis there are signs posted for the arena. It’s only a few minutes from the 401.
For more information phone: Guelph – 519-821-0697, K/W – 519-745-3815, Cambridge – 519-658-6807
Anyone needing information to get to the location on the days of the show can check with the arena at 519-654-9518.