MOS Monthly Meeting
TUESDAY, February 20 at 7:00 pm
Will be held in-person at the
Community Methodist Church, Hart Lounge,
801 Via De La Paz, Pacific Palisades, 90272
"Orchid Pests and How to Control Them"
by Bill Gunning
We humans aren’t the only species who have an affection for
orchids. A whole host of insects, arachnids, and gastropods
(“pests”) find them incredibly tasty. In this talk Bill will discuss how
to identify the various orchid pests that plague our orchid and
provide proven strategies for eliminating, or at least controlling them.
Learn about effective and safe methods for applying and handling various
insecticides and how to avoid creating a population of “superbugs”
(insecticide resistant insects) in your orchid growing area.
Our February speaker, Bill Gunning, is a retired physicist, who began
growing orchids over 30 years ago as a diversion from his day job.
Post retirement, his collection exploded to nearly 500 plants including
a wide variety of orchid genera. Most of his orchids grow outdoors and
are acclimated to the various micro-environments in his garden. His
plants have won notable awards from the American Orchid Society and
at orchid shows. He is currently a VP of the Conejo Orchid Society and
serves as an Orchid Collection Volunteer at The Huntington Botanical Gardens.
Don't miss Bill's informative presentation on this important facet of orchid culture.
Light refreshments will be served.
Come join us this fall at our new location in the Pacific Palisades.
We are an award winning, volunteer run, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization formed in the spring of 1963 to develop interest in orchids; to aid and assist members with orchid growing and culture; and to provide educational information, which shall benefit its members and the community.
At each meeting members benefit from expert speakers who present illustrated talks on various orchid genera and their culture. Members display orchids for ribbon judging each month and share tips on how their plants are grown. The Society also holds a silent plant auction as well as a raffle table for orchids. Upcoming events are announced and fellow orchid enthusiasts consult with each other on the culture of various orchid species.