Meeting August 14, 2017 – Movie Night

A Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society summer tradition, movie night has it all: orchids, popcorn, candy, and a movie about our favorite plant! This year’s film is from the Plants Behaving Badly series oo PBS 

Darwin’s book “On the Origin of Species” shook the scientific world and far beyond. Yet it was his next book, devoted entirely to orchids, which filled in gaps and firmed up his revolutionary ideas. Orchids have an ethereal beauty, whether growing hundreds of feet up in a misty rainforest or along the verges of busy suburban roads. But their exotic flowers are shaped for just one purpose: to draw in pollinators.

No need to bring treats as it will all be provided.

The program starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Meeting October 9, 2017 – FLOS Orchid Auction

Our annual orchid auction takes place in October.  As always, expect unique, rare and exotic specimens to add to your collection! This promises to be a night of fun, fierce bidding and satisfaction as you go home with your coveted prize.

The auction starts at 7:00PM. Registration starts at 6:30.. Come early to register, inspect plants, and plan your bidding strategies!

Here are some tips for FLOS members: 

While you’re repotting, think about donating a division to FLOS. The proceeds from our auction go to reducing the cost for the holiday party. Remember we will be getting plants from vendors but we also need your participation.

 Donate healthy, pest and disease-free, named divisions. Bare root or potted.
 Include a picture of the orchid in bloom, if you can. (One of your own or one from the internet. Just Google the name for an image.)
 If you can’t get a picture, tell us what it looked like, such as “ Big white Cattleya with yellow lip” or “Blooms in winter around the holidays”
 Do you have extra pots or supplies that are taking up room in your grow area? One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!

All monies raised help underwrite member functions like the holiday dinner, rambles and preview party.

Many thanks to vendors who supply fabulous plants to supplement those donated by FLOS members. Past vendors that have donated are the following :

 

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Fall 2017 – TBD

Our next ramble will be in the fall of 2017.

The time and places will be announced later in the year.   

 

 

 

To learn more about rambles visit the ramble overview page.