Flamingo Garden Orchid Society reaches out to our local orchid growers and suppliers to come and speak at our monthly meetings. In addition, we like to help our members learn by having experienced members talk on common orchid topics and share their growing tips and techniques. Some of the speakers frequently bring plants for sale and/or raffle at the meeting. Visit the Newsletter page for more detail on the monthly speaker and activity.
June 12, 2023 – “Orchids of Mexico” presented by T. J. Hartung.
T. J. is a retired computer systems specialist and systems analyst whose love of orchids began while living in California and started growing Cymbidiums. Retiring to Mexico he began rescuing orchids from down trees and broken limbs learning from the great outdoors and researching. He is proud to be on the Board of Directors of Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
May 8, 2023 – “Water – The Most Important Ingredient” is our program for the evening presented by Judy Bailey. Judy is a retired chemist who has always been obsessed with plants. She is a Florida Master Gardener as well as a Senior Accredited AOS Judge with the West Palm Beach Judging Center. If you have ever attended a presentation by Judy you know you’re in for a treat!
April 10, 2023 – Wondering what’s going on with your orchids?
Join us for a presentation on “Diseases in Orchids: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention”.
We are excited to have Dr. Romina Gazis, Assistant Professor Plant Pathology – Director, Plant Diagnostic Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (Trec) for our program this evening. Join us at Flamingo Gardens, Mary N Porter Learning Center, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL 33330. Doors open at 7:00pm, program begins at 7:30pm. We look forward to having you with us.
March 13, 2023 – Spring forward with Flamingo Gardens Orchids Society! This month FGOS members will present “Repotting, Dividing and Culture Discussion”. Following with a Q & A session. Meet us in the Learning Center at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL. Doors open at 7:00pm, Program begins at 7:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you!
February 13, 2023– Join fellow orchid hobbyists as we learn from Omar Gonzalez our speaker for the evening. Omar is a Chemist by trade and a Botanist at heart. Omar’s program is “Differences in Cattleya Hybrids and How These Differences Can Be Useful in a Home Setting”. Meet us in the Learning Center at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL. Doors open at 7:00pm, Program begins at 7:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you!
January 9, 2023– Happy New Year! Start your New Year with us as we hear from Mac Rivenbark speak on: “Orchids that Grow Well in South Florida and How to Grow Them”. Meet us in the Learning Center at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL. Doors open at 7:00pm, Program begins at 7:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you!
December 12, 2022 – Happy Holidays! No meeting this month. Our next regular meeting will be January 9, 2023.
November 14, 2022 – “Orchid Environments” presented by Scott Peplin. Scott has developed his common-sense style of growing orchids over the last 25 years and has studied the environment of South Florida as it relates to Orchids. We hope to see you in the Learning Center at Flamingo Gardens located at the front of the Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL. Doors open at 7:00pm, program begins at 7:30pm.
October 10, 2022 – It’s ORCHID BINGO!!! Come and join us for a fun evening of playing Orchid Bingo to win Orchids and Orchid related supplies. We’ll also have a raffle giving you another chance to win. Details will be provided in our October newsletter.
September 12, 2022 – Come join us for our program on “Mounting Orchids: Why and How” presentation and demonstration by Olivier Turina, who is an awarded grower by the American Orchid Society. Olivier’s passion for orchids began when he attended the 2013 Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show and he’s been hooked ever since. We hope to see you in the Flamingo Gardens Mary Porter Learning Center located at the front of the Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL. Doors open at 7:00pm, program begins at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Note: Scheduled speakers are subject to change.
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