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Monthly Meeting Notice for June 2005

The Meeting will be held at 10 AM Sunday June 26th 2005 at the La Vega Nurseries, Grand Couva. There will be a show bench as usual. Members are reminded that there will be no sale of plants other than by La Vega.

The May 2005 Show "Orchids on the Promenade" was held in San Fernando

The Show was very successful with an excellent display of flowering orchids and good attendance despite somewhat rainy weather.

The Trophy for Best Orchid in Show was awarded to Grammatpohylum scriptum "Claudina" AM TTOS
owned by Dale and Percil Boyce. Culture notes are provided by Dale .

"They are grown under 50% shade and very significantly, they see the sun for the duration of daylight hours. (North-south Greenhouse).
Grammatpohylum scriptum "Claudina" AM TTOS
In January.2005 the watering schedule was reduced to once per week (thereby allowing the plants to dry out). The temperature range around this time is about 32 deg C in the day and approx.22 deg C at night with a constant Easterly breeze during the day. They were fed with a balanced formula 1Tblsp per Gallon once every 2 weeks for the months of January and February. At the end February they were fed with one application of a formula high in phosphorus.(1Tblsp / gallon) Flower spikes emerged in mid March. Thereafter the plants were watered sparingly and given a very dilute (1 tsp / gallon) balanced formula once per 3 weeks. "

The Trophy was donated and presented to Percil by Mayor of San Fernando Ian Atherly. Chief Judge Gopaul Chacan looks on.

Percil and Mayor

The July Meeting will be the Annual General Meeting and will be held at the Horticultural Society Hall , Lady Chancellor Road Port of Spain.

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The TTOS is in search of a logo. All entries must be submitted in hard or soft copy by June 2005 to Carlyle McMillan. The logo should incorporate the papilio & the year the Society was established. A prize of $300 worth of orchids will be given to the winner. All submissions will become the property of the TTOS. Contact Alesha Robinson for further information.

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