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OSSC's "Council of Experts"
"Your Mission: Rescue These Orchids"
Monday, November 14, 2016
(Doors open 6:30PM)

Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California

about this event

Photo of Linus BittnerIn the early hours of October 8, 2016, long time and beloved OSSC member Linus Bittner passed away. An engineer by trade, he was always the first to volunteer to help the society no matter what the task was at hand. He left to our society lots of new clay and plastic pots and planting materials. He also left a lot of stressed plants he was sadly not able to tend to properly due to his health.

SOOOO, we're all going to roll up our sleeves, and, under the tutelege of OSSC members, learn hands-on what is necessary to bring a neglected orchid back to health. Typical problems will be stress due to insufficient water and too much light, roots that need trimming, and plants that need to be repotted.

First, we'll have a straight round table conversation with some of our more experienced growers about issues and problems that growers encounter.

Then each member will be given a raffle ticket, and we will call numbers to allow each member to select one of the plants from Linus' collection. Working in groups overseen by long-time OSSC members, we'll apply our new-found knowledge to repot and save the selected plants. This is the first time OSSC has conducted such an event, and it should be both educational and fun!

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news in brief

  • NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: [Submitted by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on March 2, 2014]. Starting this month, every new member and their sponsor will each receive a certificate good for one 1-gallon Cymbidium orchid, courtesy of Orchids by Art in North Hills, CA, which is owned and operated by OSSC member Art Mendoza. The society expresses sincere thanks to Art for this generous offer. This offer supercedes the prior offer from Rudvalis Orchids.
  • WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK!: [Submitted by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on April 18, 2012] As of March 30, anyone visiting the OSSC Facebook page saw a new look, brought about by a new format standard introduced by Facebook. The new look features a beautiful, page-wide photo of a Cattleya taken by OSSC Member Charles B. Boco. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/orchidssc . In a related development, OSSC now has over 200 "likes" on Facebook. If you haven't already done so, you can add to that number by clicking the "Like " button found to the right of this story. Thanks!

other orchid news

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