Ken will do a short
cultural presentation by transplanting a Cymbidium.
While transplanting, he will answer your questions on how to
grow beautiful healthy plants that will be productive during
flowering. Then, he will treat you to a slide
presentation of the once rejected yet coveted forms of
cymbidiums… peloric, feathering, spots and stripes.
Ken has been growing
Cymbidiums for over 30 years and has close to 2000 plants.
He added the Odontoglossum/Oncidium alliance plants to his
collection about 20 years ago, and together with his wife Amy
is now growing about 1000 Laelias and Cattleyas, Lycastes,
Anguloas, etc., as well (even a few Disas). He started
doing his own Cymbidium hybridizing about 7 years ago and has
about 30 crosses in various stages from flask to blooming
size. He is in both the CSA and AOS judging programs.
For those of you who are
wondering why 2 cymbidium presentations in a year…why
not. It is one of the easiest to grow in the inland
area. Also, we would like to stress that there are many
different methods in growing orchids and it differs from
grower to grower and from one location to the other.
table provided by Ken Jacobsen. Ken will bring plants to
general meetings each month, we will start a new program call
the ICU - Doctor on Duty. During the brake session (only
15 minutes) while most of you will be enjoying the
refreshments, one can bring in a plant to have it looked at by
the ICU Doctor on duty. Remember to place the plant you bring
in into a clear plastic container. Please do not bring
in more than one plant to each meeting.
The Diablo View Annual
Show and Sale
View Annual Show and Sale will be on held on October 22-23,