NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING

  DATE: THURSDAY,
22 AUGUST 2019
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  MEETING PLACE: UNIVERSITY CLUB
ALUMNI ROOM
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, California
  SPEAKER: DAVID GRESS, &
A FIVE MINUTE FILM PRESENTATION OF
"THE COLLECTOR"
GIVEN BY LYNN HOLLEY.
  TOPIC: EUCALYPTUS TREES
  Please bring a plant for the plant exchange!

 
ACTIVITY DAY
  DATE: SATURDAY,
28 SEPTMBER 2019
  TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  MEETING PLACE: SANTA MONICA CREEK TRAIL
El Carro trail entrance
  RSVP:

Ray Kolbe
(805) 705-3429

 


PAST MEETING SPEAKER: LAURIS ROSE,
OWNER CAL-ORCHIDS, GOLETA.

James and Lauris Rose, own and operate Cal-Orchid. They bought the property as a cut flower cymbidium range in 1987. The Roses began their orchid careers in the commercial realm at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate in the early 1970’s.

James and Lauris Rose

Lauris discussed many plants including the beautiful Sobralia, as seen below, the Epidendrum for their beauty and easy care, and staghorn ferns, with many varieties.

Sobralis Orchid

There was a lively discussion that took many turns. One topic, for example, was the use of a butane torch to sterilize trimming tools as you pass from one plant to the next. Just alcohol or hot water will not suffice to avoid the spread of disease among orchids.

Epidendrum

Another was the beauty combined with the easy care of epidendrum, as seen above. They thrive with medium to high light conditions, but direct sunlight may burn the leaves.

Lauris invited club members to visit their website anytime: www.calorchid.com; and to visit their working nursery at 1251 Orchid Dr., Santa Barbara, during business hours of 9AM to 4PM Monday through Saturday, tel. 805.967.1312.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe

CLUB BUSINESS


We are having our first Horticulture Committee meeting at 9 AM Monday, August 19. Bring your ideas for the 2020 plant sale as we will be having a planning session. Erik's house at 526 W Victoria St Santa Barbara CA 93101. New members welcome! See you there! For more information call Erik at 805.705.5103, or Dan Chase at 805.699.1461.

 

Submitted by
Dan Chase

 


OTHER BUSINESS

Ray Kolbe is seeking help with his work on the Santa Monica Creek Trail beautification in Carpinteria. The work this session (Sept 28) will be planting new native plants. Specifically, this means digging holes and transferring plants from pots to the ground.

The scheduled time on Saturday, Sept 28 is 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Meeting place will be at the El Carro entrance to the trail, just off of Santa Ynez Ave. Our work will be taking place largely near the bench, between El Carro and Via Real. Call for more details: (805) 705-3429.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe

Butterfly and milkweed