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Next Meeting:

Wednesday September 14, 2016

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.


Topic: The Life Cycle of an Orchid

Those of us with experience growing orchids have often laughed and laughed at the terrible scams that are all over eBay (in particular) advertising "MONKEY ORCHID SEED!" or "BLUE ORCHID SEED" at the crazy price of $5 for 5 seeds. It seems incredible anyone would fall for that kind of nonsense --- but if they didn't the scammers would quit! Because a lot of people really don't realize that orchid seed is NOT like any other plant seed, and it certainly doesn't resem- ble the peppercorns that the scammers usually mail to their marks.

A lot of people also don't think too hard about the ranks of identical Phalaenopsis orchids in the big box stores and supermarkets, and how they were created. We're going to explore just how orchid seed is really sown and grown, and why. We'll also learn how to care for young plants at every stage of development, from flask to compot to single pot to blooming size. You don't want to miss this!

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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