Ocean Reef Art League
24 Dockside Lane #182
Key Largo, FL  33037
305-367-2359  Fax: 305-367-2346
2008-2009 Orchid Club

There isn’t a secret password or code name to enter the Art League Orchid Club. But we’re definitely an
enthusiastic fan club and we’re on our way to another fantastic season of knowledge and fun, led by our two
foremost orchid growers, Robert and Michael.

We’ll start our season on November 14 at 3:30 p.m., with an “Introduction to Orchids”, for our new members
and then a discussion of “How Everyone’s Plants Made it Through the Summer”. We encourage you to bring in
a plant or two to get advice on any problems from the “Orchid Doctor”.

DECEMBER 5-7 These dates are not regular meeting days, but members are invited to visit RF Orchids for
their Annual Open House and Sale.

DECEMBER 12, 3:30 p.m.- Our regular meeting day will be a very special meeting at Sandy Johnson’s home to
see her greenhouse, orchid collection and garden. You won’t want to miss this.

JANUARY 9TH- We will venture off the Reef on a field trip to a magnificent tropical garden at a private estate
in Islamorada. We will combine this with lunch at a local restaurant to make for one perfect day.

FEBRUARY 26- The 63rd Annual Miami International Orchid Show-
Premier Party featuring “Secret Orchid Gardens"
As many of you know it is the highlight of the year! South Florida goes bloomin' crazy when the Miami
International Orchid Show debuts every year! The largest exhibiting orchid show in the country and one of the
most prestigious orchid shows in the world, the Miami Show features rare and exotic blooms from
professional growers, amateurs and orchid aficionados from across the globe. In addition to extraordinary
orchid displays, the 63rd Miami International Orchid Show features a juried awards competition, thousands of
orchids and related items for sale, and daily interactive demonstrations taught by the world's leading orchid
experts. We are very fortunate to be able to attend the “Premier Party”. (This is the evening BEFORE the show
opens to the general public.) Enjoy wonderful wines, cocktails and plentiful hors d’oeuvres while strolling
through this magnificent display of orchids from around the world! Bring your cameras and plenty of batteries.
You won't want to miss this!
Fee: $95 Depart the Art League at 6:15 p.m.

MARCH 13, 3:30 p.m.– We will be repotting, mounting, discussing pests, disease and preparing our orchids for
the summer.
Specific information on our trips will be available well in advance of the scheduled dates, but in the mean time
mark your calendars with the dates we’ve mentioned.
It’s going to be a terrific year of learning and I look forward to seeing all of you in the Orchid Club Workshop
located on the lower level of the “New Art League”.
Carolyn Ellis, Orchid Club Chairman