Bryce Augustine will be our speaker for the San Fernando Valley Orchid Society meeting on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013. Bryce is a long time member of the Santa Barbara Orchid society and an American Orchid Society judge. He owns and operates Monsoon Flora Orchids (monsoonorchids.com), which he established in 1991 and where he produces Paphs and Phrags in flasks, compots and seedlings.
He is a 20-year veteran of the American Orchid Society judging system as an accredited AOS judge and brought AOS judging to the central coast in April 2008 by creating a new Judging site in Santa Barbara where he served as its chairman for two years. His presentations are always fun and informative and this coming meeting will be no exception. He will cover many different aspects of Orchids, covering how propagation from seedpods, rainforests, and your own backyard jungle are interrelated. If you were unable to attend the July meeting at the Malibu Orchid Society, you missed a real treat. I went to that meeting, and learned a great deal. He had a great PowerPoint presentation and a live demonstration. After the meeting, I asked Mr. Augustine if he would come and talk to our group, and he graciously agreed. He also brought some great items for the POT. Some were “compots” of many small plants in a single pot. Mark your calendars so won’t miss this fabulous speaker!