Monthly Archives: October 2020

General Meeting: Sunday October 18, 2020

Brown Scale on Phalaenopsis Bloom

For our October meeting, Spencer Hauck will talk about the bugs that sometimes afflict our orchids –like the dreaded scale insect in this photo–and what we can do about it. Spencer Hauck is a Landscape Industry Certified Horticulturist with 16 years of experience in the horticulture industry. He has his certification from the CNLA, and is a graduate of the Humber/Guelph Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship program. In January of 2019 he started his own company. He specializes in tropical plants and planter designs, and has done work for several private estates, and local businesses around the Waterloo Region.  Orchid growing is one of his hobbies and he has spoken to our Society before about orchid pests.

Once again this month, our meeting will take place via ZOOM. Members will receive an email invitation from Rob Vanderheyden; please contact him ( if you don’t receive yours, as occasionally there is a glitch and messages are undelivered. The meeting begins at 2 pm but you can sign on earlier to chat with other members as they show up online.

Rob is also putting together a virtual Show Table. Please send photos of the best orchids blooming in your collection to him by Friday October 16th at 6 pm so that he can put them in a powerpoint presentation. We hope to run a poll this month so members can vote online for the Orchid of the Month.