the Plants Perspective
"How do you want to
die, little orchid? Quick like a Telipogon in Yuma?
Or slow like a Dendrobium at Walmart?" I
blinked. Surely I'd misheard my new owner.
Didn't she mean "Welcome to your new home, I'll take
good care of you"? Yeah, I must have
misunderstood. Settling onto the bench I looked around.
The orchids across the way were being smothered by
their potting medium. Just what was that slimy stuff,
anyway? To my left a large Cattleya was streaked
with virus, a slug contentedly munched on its leaves,
and all the mounted plants had bush snails. I
averted my eyes in time to see a mealy bug crawl onto one
of my roots. A small species, so shrunken I
couldn't tell which, cried "Save yourself!"
I couldn't help myself. My stomata opened and I lost
Plants Bad Plants
Whatcha gonna do?
Whacha gonna do when they happen to you?
This month's meeting
centers on *your* questions about *your* plants in *your*
collection. Kathy Barrett and Dennis Olivas will try
to help you out, so please bring in your 3-4 of your most
questionable plants! *Do Not Be Shy!* After
all there's no discussion without them. If you
suspect any have bugs or virus please bring them in a
clear plastic bag.
Sure, we'll still have
those infernal good plants for the Show and Tell Table but
please, bring in the plants you have questions about, or
if you have any questions about lights, fertilizers,
potting materials now's the time to ask.
The plant table will be
provided by Dennis Olivas.
No host dinner with the
will be at Todai, Seafood Buffet (Chinese &
Japanese cuisine) 476 Sun Valley
Mall in Concord (next to JC Penny on freeway side) Tel: 925.825.6265 We will meet at 5.30pm. Anyone who wants to join
please contact Eileen Jackson at 707-642-5915 or email@example.com