Our next meeting for the San Fernando Valley Orchid Society will be on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Our very own Pamela Aitchison will be our speaker for our June meeting. Pam is a Certified Master Gardener from the University of California and has been for many years. She is regular guest lecturer at California State University at Northridge (CSUN), and is also a mentor and trainer for the new class of Master Gardener interns each year. She regularly teaches gardening classes at Garden Clubs, Community Centers and Schools and answers gardening questions in the Gardening Information booth at the LA County Fair every year.
Pam has served on our SFVOS Board of Directors for the last two years, is our (http://www.sfvos.com) webmaster and Co-Editor for our newsletter. Pam lives in Northridge and has loved orchids most of her life. She has been growing orchid plants for many years and grows many types of orchids in her small greenhouse and outdoors. Her favorites include Arpophyllum, Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, Epidendrums, Oncidiums, Miltonias, Vandas, Vanilla Orchids and Zygopedalums.
At our June meeting Pam will be sharing information about growing conditions that can lead to problems, pests such as insects, snails and spider-mites and she will discuss both fungal and bacterial diseases that can infect your beautiful plants and decimate your collection. Pam will bring a PowerPoint presentation with many colorful photographs that demonstrate what to look for and how to deal with problems when they occur. Please join us at our June meeting to learn about how to keep your orchids healthy and free of pests and disease