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Next Meeting: Thursday 11 th September 7:30pm
 "Give it a Rest" 
by Marni Turkel

Many plants receive a dry rest period in their native habitat.  This talk explores some of the factors involved. Learn a bit about weather patterns and the “make it or break it” effect a dry rest period can have on growth and flowering of particular species. You’ll see some plants that many people find hard to bloom and find out how to get a great blooming by giving them what they need.

Marni Turkel is a native of the S. F. Bay Area and has been growing orchids since 1980.  She grows an uncountable number of plants in a wide range of genera in her three Santa Rosa greenhouses.  She has a special interest in cool-growing miniature species.

Marni is also a working potter with 40 years of experience. She handcrafts vases, orchid planters and a variety of other containers at her studio, Stony Point Ceramic Design.  She will be having her Annual Open House  and Pottery Sale on Saturday, September 27 th, 10 am - 3 pm  2080 Llano Rd #1B, Santa Rosa. This one day annual clearance sale is a chance to save at least 50% on seconds, discontinued shapes and colors, trials and overstocked items.  Also 20% off on all first quality stock on hand. 

September Raffle Table will be provided by Marni Turkel

Speaker’s Dinner will be at Pasta Pomodoro located in Pleasant Hill at 45 Crescent Dr.  
Everyone is welcome.  If you plan to attend, please call Liz Charlton at  925-280-1671  or email  

World of Orchids
DVOS Orchid Show & Sale 
coming up soon!!
Sat. October 18, 9 AM - 5 PM
Sun. October 19, 10 AM - 4 PM

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