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Next Meeting is on Thursday, May 11th, 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

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

Chris Mende:  Paphs 101



Bring your your paphs which refuse to bloom, those which will not grow bigger. Bring your dry brittle plants and those with mushy leaves:  

The Paph Doctor is In

 Our speaker this month is Chris Mende. She will discuss Paphiopedilum culture and all of the qualities that make these orchids so endearing. Hairy, chaggy roots? Missing velamen? Prone to bacterial rot? Chris will fill us in on Paph culture guidelines.

This program will involve your plants! Bring a paph or phrag that needs attention. The worse they look the better! We will discuss them and work on them. Chris will make sure you go home with a happier plant and a useful diagnostic information.

Chris Mende started "The Tiny Jungle", a small nursery in Daly City, soon after retirement. She now has 5000sq-ft of orchids and species begonias. Part of the greenhouse complex is run intermediate/warm and the other is intermediate/cool, accommodating a wide range of plants. She and her business partner Tony Wells sell plants both directly and on eBay under the name "Let's Talk Plants."  
Chris 's first favorite genus was Paphiopedilum, but now admits to also loving Phragmipedium, Dendrobium, Coelogyne, Masdevallia and many other orchids


Plant Table will be provided by Chris Mende

 Dinner with the Speaker at 5:30 pm is at Sichuan Fortune House, 41 Woodsworth Ln, Pleasant Hill , CA

Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our speaker. Please notify Eileen Jackson at 707.853.39.63 and leave a message. 

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It is a CLOSED GROUP page, to which only members can post orchid related pictures and comments. To become a member use this link ts&fref=ts
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Last update 08/30/17 Webmaster, Ulrike Ahlborn  
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