Jurahame Leyva, owner of The OrchidFix Nursery in Kurtistown Hawaii spoke to use about Current Trends in Paphiopedilum Maudiae Breeding. He started with the history of the hybrid group, and the species involved. Introduced us to the crucial plants that have been introduced into the breeding line giving us the plants we have today and the breeders responsible for the hybrids. He then moved on to what are the further directions can be taken with this group and what possible things we might expect.
MC – General Meeting
This year we will have a number of segments for our culture clinic.
The basics of indoor growing
The basics of growing in a greenhouse
How to successfully raise an orchid from a seedling
“What went wrong?” This is the segment where you can bring in your problem plants and ask us, what went wrong?
We will also be re-introducing the “Legion of Bloom”. This is a friendly competition that you can elect to participate in. For $7 you will receive two different seedlings size plants, a Beallara and a Dendrobium. You will take them home, pot them up, and take care of them.
Tyler Albrecht was born and raised in Silicon Valley but currently resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife Dana and two children Reece and Reagan. Between running Reagan to her horse riding lessons 5 days a week and taking Reece to the Taekwondo studio three days a week. Not forgetting the multiple day competitions for both, Tyler is able to mix in dates with Dana and repotting orchids.
Tyler Albrecht was born and raised in Silicon Valley but currently resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife Dana and two children Reece and Reagan. Having always expressed an interest in plants, just like his father, the two of them would often go to the local nurseries every weekend and find something new and exciting to bring home.
Our Speaker was Bob Hamilton and he spoke to us on the discovery of the natural work and how that has led to the Victorian craze for growing orchids and the hobby that we have today. As it was summarized, “From the conservatory to Costco.”
The speaker for the month of October was Andy Easton, visiting us from El Retiro Colombia. He spoke on the advances in warmth tolerance in Cymbidiums as well as miniature and intermediate Cymbidiums. He generously donated plants that he imported for us for our raffle.
The February 2022 meeting featured Andy Wright discussing culture as well as questions sent in by our members regarding cultural questions they had about their plants. After the cultural portion of the meeting we had a quick review of the plant table and then the 2022 Flower & Garden Festival