Date: Sunday December 11th, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Horticultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago Building,
Lady Chancellor Road, Port of Spain
tickets cost $150 each. Members interested in attending are asked to contact
Anis Baig at 350-7539 or Gervais de Matas at 368-4399 for tickets to ensure
we cater adequately.
This meeting will feature the photos from our photography competition
and the winners will be announced.
This month's raffle will take form of a Dutch Auction of three plants.
Don't forget to bring along your flowering orchids for the Monthly Show
Table especially those new members to win your plant prizes. Winning members
get to feature their plants in the following newsletter.
Rebecca Birbal won the Members' Choice for December with her beautifully
flowered Ionopsis utriculoides. Ionopsis utriculoides is a local species,
a twig epiphyte with small fan shaped leaves. A typical inflorescence
ranges from 10 to 25 cm in length. It is found in the Lower northern range
central and southern Trinidad on small shrubs and abandoned cocoa and
citrus trees. Rebecca's plant was purchased from Kultana Orchids in October
2013 at the Annual Orchid Show. This imported version produced longer
flower spikes and larger flowers than the local version. She grows the
plants mounted and fertilizes it weekly.
Plants were distributed for the seedling growing contest at the November
Meeting. It was noted that not all the seedlings were of the same quality.
To create a level playing ground and to give others a chance to participate
in the competition new seedlings will be distributed at our January Meeting.
Members who already purchased plants will get the new seedlings at no
cost. Members who did not purchase before will be able to do so at a cost
On behalf of the President Mr. Anis Baig and the Management Committee,
we will like to wish all of our members and their families a Merry
Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2017.