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Next Meeting: Thursday 12th July  7:30pm
Amy Chung-Jacobsen:
  Rupicolous Laelias


Although she had always grown a few orchids, when Amy got married to Ken Jacobsen she was
faced with a quandary. She basically had a choice between getting more involved with orchids, or  becoming an orchid widow. Since there was a mostly empty greenhouse available, Amy decided to start growing Cattleyas and Laelias.

Now, eight years later, that greenhouse is full as are two others. In addition to Laelias and Cattleyas, Amy is also growing Lycastes, and Anguloas, Masdevallias, Pleurothallids, Disas, and a wide mix of other genera. She has moved from having just a few plants eight years ago, to having a couple thousand today. She is also raising Laelia and Cattleya species and hybrids from seed.  She even does her own lab work.

Amyís talk will be on rupicolous Laelias.  In September 2006 Amy, Ken and Fred Shull were able to go and see rupicolous Laelias in the wild in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The slides for the talk are mostly from this trip, and should help members understand how to grow these diminutive, but beautiful Laelias more successfully.

Speakerís dinner will be at The Banyan Tree (Southeast Asian) 41 Woodsworth Ln (off Gregory at ContraCosta Blvd.)  Please notify Eileen Jackson at 707-642-5915 or email jackson.eileen @att.net. to join us.


The plant table will be provided by
Amy Chung-Jacobsen.


Websites of the Month

Sue Fordyce is offering three Workshops to de-mystify the mystical. 
The Workshops will be held at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore. 
For more information see
 
http://www.aldenlane.com/orchidu.html

Master Gardeners Online Providing  Advice  to the California Home Gardener
www.mastergardeners.org
For Information about Pest Management go to: www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/menu.homegarden.html


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