West Gipp­s­land Or­chid Club

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - HAY & SILAGE FEATURE -

At the Septem­ber meet­ing, the hall was so chilly that a fire was lit in the open fire­place to help the heater keep the mem­bers warm.

There was a prac­ti­cal ses­sion pro­vided for all mem­bers to join in and take the baby or­chid plants out of agar and re-pot into or­chid bark.

This was in­ter­est­ing and helped ev­ery­one to bet­ter un­der­stand the process of grow­ing or­chids from seed. Mem­bers all took home a few dif­fer­ent plants to care for and hope­fully grow suc­cess­fully.

Once again there was a lim­ited num­ber of flow­er­ing or­chids brought in to the meet­ing due to the very cold win­ter keep­ing the buds from open­ing.

For­tu­nately there were a few sunny days af­ter the Septem­ber meet­ing al­low­ing the flow­ers to open in time for the an­nual spring show.

There were many more plants on dis­play than ex­pected and the gen­eral pub­lic gave pos­i­tive com­ments about the show through­out the week­end. The show was well at­tended.

At the next meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 5 we will have a guest speaker who grows beau­ti­ful Cym­bid­ium or­chids giv­ing us his up to date grow­ing ideas and a dig­i­tal pre­sen­ta­tion.

This meet­ing will also in­cor­po­rate the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing for a short seg­ment. As nom­i­na­tions are in ad­vance, the AGM is a for­mal­ity and takes a short time.

Dis­cus­sion and plan­ning will also be in­cluded in the Oc­to­ber meet­ing for the ar­range­ments for our dis­play at the Drouin Lions Gar­den and Home Show at Lard­ner Park in Oc­to­ber. Plants will also e avail­able for sale.

The WGOC meet­ings are held in the Drouin Scout Hall which will open at 7pm for mem­bers to set up their or­chids and have a chat be­fore the meet­ing be­gins at 8pm. At the end of the evening ev­ery­one is in­vited to en­joy sup­per and a chat.

Any­one from the pub­lic with an in­ter­est in or­chid cul­ture is most wel­come to at­tend the evening. For fur­ther de­tails ring pres­i­dent Bob Lowrie on 0408525134.

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