Date

January 14, 2019

Hours

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Admission

Free admission and parking

Location

UW Botantic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle WA, 98105

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UW Botantic Gardens

Main Program

Our speaker this month will be Shawnee Luciani, and the topic will be "Orchid Bugs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

Shawnee began volunteering with the UW Biology Greenhouse in 2013. Here she soaked up plant knowledge like an epiphytic root, and in 2015 was offered a position working in the greenhouses. One Plant Biology bachelor’s degree and a greenhouse relocation later, she is still hard at work making the world a greener and more floriferous place. After an exhaustive course in entomology, her interests broadened to include arthropods. Since then, she has taken control of the greenhouse’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and is excited to discuss battle tactics at the January meeting.

Orchid Basics

We will continue our series of Orchid Basics, short focused programs on a wide range of orchid cultural topics. This month's session will be 'An Overview of good quality Water and how to get it,' presented by Michael Cory.

Display Table:   Bring in your blooming plants to share and show off.  An educational and entertaining discussion will be lead by one of our more knowledgeable members.

Sales Table:   Members may bring up to 10 plants to sell. Include an extra tag with your name and the price in the plant. The society receives a 15% commission.

Raffle:   The raffle will be held as usual.   Win a new orchid for your collection while supporting the Scholarship Fund.

The society also provides refreshments