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June Member's Meeting (Virtual)

Tuesday June 9th 7:30pm

Our June program will be held online via a ZOOM meeting and include a presentation followed by a virtual show table. Our guest speaker is Dr. Martin Motes. His presentation is titled “Vanda – The Natural Genus”.

Members can view and participate in the meeting from a pc, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 9th and run approximately 90 minutes. It is recommended that participants join ahead of time and may do so starting at 7:00pm.

New to zoom? Not to worry. All members will be emailed instructions on how to join. Details will also be posted on the Deep Cut Orchid Society website, along with links to ZOOM for beginners’ videos and other basic instructions. If you are an experienced ZOOM user already, simply use this link to join the meeting, or click on the meeting link from the events calendar on our website. Or just open the Zoom app and join with ZOOM MEETING ID: 973 5506 7454 For phone audio only, use Dial in 646 558 8656 and use the Meeting ID 973 5506 7454

In order to have an orderly presentation all attendees will be on mute. You will be able to ask questions by using the Chat button on the bottom of the screen. Type your question and hit enter.

For the Virtual Show Table, please email a few pictures of orchids in bloom that you would have brought to the June meeting to no later Sunday, June 7th. A subset of plants will be presented by our President, Faye Arnett, who may ask the growers to comment on how their plants are grown.


Author of Vandas: Their Botany, History, and Culture, Martin Motes is a second generation orchidist who has been growing orchids for nearly 50 years. He is president of Motes Orchids, a major breeder of vandas. He has produced hundreds of new hybrids, for which he has received scores of American Orchid Society awards including three FCC's and three Awards of Quality. He is an accredited A.O.S. judge. He has observed tropical orchids growing in the wild and has spoken at orchid conferences around the world. His articles have appeared in The Fairchild Garden Bulletin, The South Florida Orchidist, The Orchid Digest, The Orchid Review and The American Orchid Society Bulletin.

Martin was an assistant professor of English at Wright State University for several years. He was the director of horticulture therapy at Grant Center Hospital and was a consultant on horticulture therapy at the Hospital Corporation of America.

He has lived most of his life in Miami, Florida, but also spent 6 years in Ohio and 2 years in Yugoslavia as a Fulbright lecturer. He has traveled extensively in the Mediterranean and has observed orchids in Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Florida, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Malaya, Thailand, and Australia. Martin has been interviewed by both print and TV journalists in topics ranging from community issues in southern Florida to horticultural therapy and orchids. He gives more than 20 lectures a year.

To get away from the orchid greenhouse, Martin reads and occasionally, writes poetry, tends his vegetable garden, and fishes.

Stuck at home? Getting a little stir crazy?

Well it is spring after all and so what could be better than re-potting some orchids?

Watch these great videos courtesy of Joe Silva and watch how a professional orchid grower repots!


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