Malibu Orchid Society Monthly Meeting Tuesday, 7:00 pm, April 18, 2017
Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club 901 Haverford Avenue Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 “Continuing the Conversation on Orchid Culture” with Doug Overstreet Now that you have bought that special orchid at our annual Orchid Auction last month, or perhaps you just received a gift orchid, you are probably wondering how can I ensure that it will re-bloom again. Our knowledgeable orchid auctioneer, Doug Overstreet, who is currently the Orchid Specialist at the fabulous Thornton Orchid Collection in San Marino, will discuss how to care for your plants, including watering, fertilizing, light and temperature requirements.
Doug’s presentation will focus primarily on Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums (Complex Hybrids and the Maudiae types), Catasetinae, Dendrobiums (the Nobile and the Phalaenopsis types) as well as Vandas, In addition, he will lead a Q and A from the audience about other orchid genera. Doug is primarily an orchid educator who has a personal collection of 1000 orchids. He is the Past President of the Southland Orchid Show and was responsible for bringing the show to the Huntington Botanic Gardens. Doug frequently lectures at orchid societies, botanical gardens, and orchid conferences and is well known for presenting complex information clearly and concisely. If you have recently joined MOS, this month’s program will be especially relevant to you. Please bring questions that you might have about how to grow that special orchid in your collection. Advanced orchid enthusiasts will also have an opportunity to glean growing tips from our speaker. Thus, we anticipate that this evening on orchid culture will appeal both to the newcomer as well as to the expert growers.
We are an award winning, volunteer run, 501c(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.
We meet at 7pm on the third Tuesday of every month (except for December and August when no meetings are held), at the Pacific Palisades Woman's Club, 901 Haverford Ave. In March and October, when the Society participates in annual orchid exhibitions, the meetings are typically on the second Tuesday or as announced.
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. Light refreshments are provided and all are welcome to attend.