Our Show was a great sucess!
Sunday, 6 April 2014 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall
- Sales start at 12:00 (not before)
- Meeting starts at 1:00
- Culture Snapshots start at 12:15 on the stage
- This months treats brought to you by members whose last names begin with the letters H, I, J, and K.
Speaker: Cultural Round Tables
Small presentations by some of our local experts on a variety of topics.
Doug Kennedy - repotting /slabbing
Erika Lorenz– growing miniatures on the windowsill
John Vermeer – Cattleyas
Heinz Ernstberger – hobby greenhouses
Henry Glowka – Kikis and terrariums
Robin McLaughlin – Photography (to be confirmed)
Plant of the Month - January 5
Congratulations to Henry Glowka for his Phalaenopsis Baldan’s Kaleidoscope ’Golden Treasure’ AM-AOS! He explained to us how he got the inflorescences to arch up and over without using ties. When he sees the inflorescence emerging from between the leaves he starts tipping and turning the plant in such a way that the inflorescence will curve the way he wants it to as it tries to bend towards the light. He stops as soon as the buds start to differentiate to make sure they will all face the same way. It sure worked, even if it is labour intensive! His growing area is a north facing window in an apartment building, where he augments the light with overhead lights. With this exposure he never has to worry about the sun cooking or burning his plants.
2014 Membership on sale now at the membership desk.
Annual membership is $30 with the newsletter by email. Newsletter by Canada Post $15 extra unless you are a pre 2011 member in continuous good standing receiving the newsletter by Canada Post.
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2014 meeting dates are as follows.
- April 6
- May 4 (Garden Hall)
- Peter Lin will be speaking. He will bring plants for sale, but if you wish to pre - order here is his address: [email protected]
- June 8
- August 10
- September 7
- October 5
- November 2
- December 7
Importing Orchids into Canada
This is a very complex and sometimes frustrating topic.
Marilyn H. S. Light, Chair,
Conservation Committee of the Canadian Orchid Congress
sheds some light in this excellent article.