Our membership fee is $15 and due in January each year.
Think about paying your dues early to avoid the lines in January and February.
Fill out the membership renewal form. If paying in person, check the roster for your data. Make sure we have all your correct information on file. If you do not want some of your information listed in a future Membership Directory, please place ‘N’ in the appropriate boxes on the form. If your information has not changed, you can check the renewal box, fill in the date, your name and write 'same' across the balance of the form.
See our membership secretaries at a meeting to join or renew your membership.
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Mail: 5232 Premiere Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712
Oncidium 1st Place:
Onc. hybrid unknown #1
Grown by Chris Hogan
Oncidium 2nd Place:
Onc. hybrid unknown #2
Grown by Carmen Lujan
The Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society (LBAOS) is a non-profit organization formed to promote appreciation of orchids and to provide a source of information, education and support for both novices and experts.
LBAOS members range from dedicated hybridizers and growers with hundreds of orchids to beginners who just want to keep a few plants alive. Knowledge and mistakes are shared with a great sense of humor. It's always nice to know that "the expert" kills a few plants, too!
Our monthly membership meeting is free, and visitors are always welcome! Monthly meetings include expert guest speakers, a plant opportunity table, and a friendly judging of members' orchids for continued growth and knowledge. Orchid culture demonstrations are given by experts and timed to the seasons. Please see our "Meeting Info" for more details.
An exciting plant auction takes place annually. Orchids from our members' gardens, as well as orchids donated from our vendors, are auctioned to the highest bidder. Over the years, some very sought after plants have made their way to the auction tables! We just completed a very successful 2015 auction. Our next auction is scheduled for 03/13/17.
The plant opportunity table each month and the yearly auction are great ways to obtain orchid plants at very reasonable prices.
The days of summer are here, and I wish all members a very good summer. These are usually the best days for growing our orchids. Use all that information you have been getting from our speakers and enjoy your hobby. Be aware of high temperatures with low humidity - not a good condition for orchids - shading and misting helps. I was, again, pleased to see new visitors attending the June meeting. It is always good to see new faces coming in.
Many thanks to Doug Overstreet for making the drive across L.A. to speak at our June meeting. Doug had an injury, but he spoke and gave a good demonstration on Vandas. I know it was good because of all the questions that people kept asking in the Q&A portion. There were so many that I had to ask people to come up and ask Doug directly so we could finished the night. Great job, Doug, and thank you!
There are still more workshops to come. Our own Butch is going to give his popular mounting workshop for the July meeting. This is a wonderful workshop that you do not want to miss. Bring in your own plants, in good health, or buy some plants from us to mount.
I hope you all had a good 4th of July, and I look forward to seeing you at the July meeting.