Next Meeting: Monday, May 7, 2018 – “Brassias”

Horticulturist Inge Poot will visit us in May to discuss “Brassias.”

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Brassia orchids are commonly known as “Spider Orchids” because the petals of the blooms are elongated, narrow, and spiky and resemble a spider’s legs. Brassia consists of 30 to 40 species with numerous hybrids. It is said that Brassias resemble spiders in order to attract female spider wasps – it’s pollinators.

Inge Poot has a Master of Science degree in botany from the University of Toronto. She also studied medicinal plants at York University, Toronto. She has had a life-long interest in plants and animals and has always maintained extensive plant collections both in the house and in the garden. She is an accredited judge of the American Orchid Society and has a 20’ x 30’ greenhouse full of mostly orchids. Inge is an active member of the Southern Ontario Orchid Society, and frequently serves as a AOS judge at our annual Spring orchid shows.

Members are free to bring in their own plants for sale or trade. We will be taking Inge to dinner prior to the meeting, at The King and I Cuisine of Thailand in Henrietta. If you’d like to join us, contact Kim Hober, 585-383-1994 or email Kim here. Everone pays for his or her own dinner, as usual.

The Show Table will be back, so please don’t forget your flowering plants. We’ll see you there!

The Beginner’s Meeting will start at 6:00 p.m., the main meeting begins at 7:15pm.

Orchids 101 – April 2nd, 2018

Topic: “Compot Repotting” The Beginners’ Meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Yiddish Center Room at the JCC.

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