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Next Meeting:

Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

Socializing begins 6:15 pm • Meeting begins 7:00 pm
Meeting concludes by 9 pm

SCL Conference Center
15 West 39th ST, 3rd floor NYC
(betwn. 5th and 6th Avnues)
Note: if you arrive after 7PM, you must
buzz the 3rd floor for admission.


Speaker: Elena Gaillard leads the discussion

Topic: Orchid pests and diseases: Its not going to be pretty!

Time to brush up on our baddies! Weve had lots of interest from newer members in learning to recognize -- and smite -- those terrible and seemingly invincible foes of any plant grower: BUGS. Well, not all of them are bugs. Some of them are mites, which are arachnids. And some are slugs and snails, which are mollusks. But insects are usually the worst pests we face--mealy bugs, scale, aphids, thrips, oh my!

And then there are those pesky fungal infections and bacterial rots that can be worse than any six- or eight-legged fiends...and what about signs of poor watering habits, or too little light, or not enough fertilizer...? Well try to teach you to diagnose and fix nearly every major problem you might encounter!

If you are not yet a member, you can try before you buy! You are invited to attend a meeting to see what it"s like, even before you join.

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Learning from fellow hobbyists with similar interests and growing conditions is the best way to achieve success! Our members are happy to share their tips and expertise. We grow on windows, under lights, in greenhouses and gardens, here in New York City!


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Original art courtesy Angela Mirro, copyright © 1998-2012 Angela Mirro
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