MOS Monthly Meeting
TUESDAY, July 19, 7:00 pm
will speak on
"How to Grow a Happy Orchid"
We are delighted to welcome back Gayle Brodie as our guest
speaker this month. Her presentation "How to Grow a Happy
Orchid" will focus on orchid culture and will cover these topics:
1) Pots - selecting the pot and why you will never have the perfect
pot and what to do about it.
2) Media - orchid media and how to think outside the box to solve a
lot of problems.
3) Watering - how to water your orchids, how to do it better, and
especially how to do it in a time of drought.
4) Fertilizers - how to fertilize your orchid, best methods and
Gayle has been growing orchids for over 20 years, in a 9 x 12
greenhouse, in a terrarium, in a specially modified kitchen “garden”
window and also outdoors. As she approached retirement from her
CPA practice eight years ago, Gayle took the plunge from being a
casual hobbyist to signing up for the rigorous the AOS judging
program. She was recently promoted as a fully Accredited
American Orchid Society Judge.
A Thousand Oaks resident, Gayle is an active member of the
Conejo Orchid Society. She volunteers on a regular basis in the
orchid greenhouses at the Huntington Library and Gardens. And
she was honored to win Best Orchid in Show at the Santa Barbara
International Orchid Show in 2017.
Gayle Brodie is an expert orchid grower and we will have the
wonderful opportunity to tap into her vast experience as an
award-winning grower and AOS Judge. Have your questions
ready for our outstanding speaker. Looking forward to seeing you
all on Zoom
Come join us this fall starting in September at our new location in the Pacific Palisades. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be provided to MOS Members just before the meeting.
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.