Meeting Notice for June 2005
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.
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).
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.
July Meeting will be the Annual General Meeting and will be
held at the Horticultural Society Hall , Lady Chancellor Road Port of Spain.
Sunday July 24th at 10AM.
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.