The OSRBG Orchid of the Month, as chosen by those voting at our February meeting, is Dendrobium senile, brought to the Show Table by Michael Chvedukas. Michael said he hadn’t owned it long enough to provide tips on growing it, but the Orchidspecies website tells us that art needs lower light in the wet summer and higher light in the dry winter with high humidity year-round. Its common names are White-haired dendrobium (note the fuzzy pseudobulbs) or Old Man Orchid. The flowers have a light lemony fragrance. Congratulations Michael, and thanks to all who voted.
The meeting on February 16 will be partly devoted to final preparations for our Annual Show. In addition, there will be an informal Q&A session with several of our more senior members stationed in different parts of the room so that members can gather around one or another of them to pose their questions to the appropriate person. Also, we will be voting for the “Orchid of the Month”, so bring your orchids in bloom for the show table. As usual, the formal part of the meeting begins at 2 pm, but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. The meeting takes place in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, ON. Members and guests welcome.