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Next Meeting is on Thursday, September 13th, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room
 1331 Concord Ave. Concord, CA

Sergio Garcia on Laelia purpurata

     Sergio Garcia has been bringing the latest in Brazilian orchids to the greater Bay Area for the last 4-5 years. Of these the most highly prized Brazilian species is Laelia purpurata, the Queen of the Orchids. Brazilians have long kept their unique color forms held close to their chests, much like poker players at a high stakes card table. Sergioís family connections allow him to bring a few improved colors and forms into the USA. What he canít get the Brazilians to part with he has pictures of.  So please come to learn about what makes these orchids one of the finest orchids available and how to grow them. I have dibs on any albas he may bring.

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Laelia purpurata semi alba 'Deschamps' x semi alba 'Cindarosa'
from Olompali Orchids


Plant table will be provided by Olompali Orchids ,

Speakerís Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. at the Sichuan Fortune House, 41 Woodsworth Ln., Pleasant Hill. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our speaker before the meeting. If you can join us, please call George McRae at (510) 233-7374 to be included in the reservation.

DVOS Club Pins 
are still available 


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