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  • Orchid Club Home | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Decorate Your Life With Us! To Pause An Image, Hold Mouse Over Slide. Upcoming Meetings/Events Our Mission In 1963, the Eastern Airlines Orchid Club was formed to foster good fellowship through the common love of orchids in all their forms and varieties; to share both the knowledge and techniques of culture and the mystery and beauty of the plants and flowers. Educational Programs Community Service Learning Through Sharing Social Events Orchid Events Support American Orchid Society (AOS) Affiliate​ August Monthly Meeting - CANCELLED ​ Friday, August 20. 2021 ​ 7:30 PM Monthly meetings are held on the third Friday of the month. The meetings consist of a brief business section, guest speaker, a break to socialize and eat, orchid sharing and orchid raffle for free plants. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are open to members and non-members. September Monthly Meeting ​ Friday, September 17, 2021 ​ 7:30 PM Monthly meetings are held on the third Friday of the month. The meetings consist of a brief business section, guest speaker, a break to socialize and eat, orchid sharing and orchid raffle for free plants. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are open to members and non-members. Visit EALOC On Facebook

  • Introduction to Orchids 101-2 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Introduction to Orchids...101 (Part 2) The three pages were designed to provide an "orchid pre-primer" to those who have limited knowledge of orchids and want introductory information. Perhaps, more experienced orchid enthusiasts might find interesting facts, as well. The source for this information was Wikipedia (Wiki Website) which is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia that is supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and owned by Wikimedia Foundation. Please note that each section is notated by the use of a linking button to each specific Wikipedia webpage as a means of referencing the source. The EALOC publisher/editor extracted basic information and photographs from Wikipedia about each of nine orchid groups for this EALOC website. Next to each title is a button where the reader may want to go to the Wikipedia website for indepth reading regarding each specific orchid group. Encyclia · Greek enkykleomai ("to encircle"), referring to the lateral lobes of the lip which encircle the column. · Occurs in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, and other regions of the tropical Americas and grows in lowland forests at altitudes up to 1,000 meters. · Most of these species are found in seasonally dry forests where the humidity tends to remain high throughout the year, though precipitation is infrequent, sometimes lacking for months. They are most common in dry oak forests. · Most species have stiff, drought-resistant leaves and large onion- shaped pseudobulbs. · Many are cultivated as ornamental plants. · Flowers may last over a month. · Easily overwatered and require only a periodic misting during the winter. · Have continuously growing rhizomes that eventually create a large mass. In cultivation, growers will divide them by hand to prevent the plants from forming unwieldy mounds. An exception is Encyclia tampensis which does well in a mounded form and does not need to be divided. Go To Wikipedia Oncidium · First described by Olof Swartz in 1800 with the orchid Oncidium altissimum , which has become the type species. · Name derived from the Greek word onkos , meaning "swelling" and refers to the callus at the lower lip. · Widespread from northern Mexico, the Caribbean, and some parts of South Florida (one species) to South America and usually in seasonally dry areas. · Most species are epiphytes (grows in trees), although some are lithophytes (grows in or on rocks) or terrestrials. · Characterized by the presence of column wings, presence of a complicated callus on the lip, pseudobulbs with one to three leaves, and several basal bracts at the base of the pseudobulbs. · Flowers come in shades of yellow, red, white and pink. Petals are often ruffled on the edges, as is the lip. The lip is enormous, partially blocking the small petals and sepals. Go To Wikipedia Paphiopedium · Genus name established by Ernst Hugo Heinrich Pfitzer in 1886. · Derived from Paphos (a city in Cyprus, a place sacred to Aphrodite and ancient Greek pedilon "slipper". Ironically, no paphiopedilum is found on Cyprus. Often called the “Venus slipper”. · Native to Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, southern China, New Guinea and the Solomon and Bismarck Islands. · Naturally occurs among humus layers as terrestrials on the forest floor, while a few are true epiphytes (grows in trees) and some are lithophytes (grows in or on rocks). · Lack pseudobulbs and, instead, grow robust shoots, each with several leaves. · Commonly referred to as the "lady's-slippers" or "slipper orchids" due to the unusual shape of the pouch-like labellum of the flower. · Pouch traps insects seeking nectar. · Never been successfully cloned for unknown reasons, thus, every plant is unique. Go To Wikipedia Introduction, Part 1 Introduction, Part 3

  • FTBG National Orchid Garden = Part 2

    FTBG "National Orchid Garden" - Part 2 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden initiated its newest conservation project, officially started on March 8 - 10, 2019, as part of its "International Orchid Festival" event. FTBG's goal is to become known as "The National Orchid Garden" whereby it will exhibit the largest orchid collection in the Western Hemisphere. Hundreds of thousands, if not a million, orchids will be placed throughout the garden. 90% of these orchids will be permanently mounted. A slideshow show was created to both describe the entire project and show photographs of orchids that have already been placed in the garden. This slideshow comes in three(3) parts, located on three(3) separate website pages. ​ ***Please note that FTBG is not renaming the garden. Instead, it wants to be recognized as a national garden for orchids. 42 43 62 42 1/21 Return to Slideshow Introuction Click on "Left and Right" Arrows On Slides to Navigate Through Frames. Red Circles on Maps Denote Locales of Garden

  • Zoo Miami Orchid Project | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Zoo Miami Project Many of the club members were also members of the South Florida Orchid Society (SFOS). About 1985, after visiting the San Diego Zoo, Jill Sidran, the president of ths SFOS, promoted interest in having Miami MetroZoo (now Zoo Miami) designated as a rescue center for confiscated plants. After the U.S. Department of the Interior granted the designation, the Zoo built a greenhouse and the SFOS members spent Saturdays placing both donated and confiscated plants in trees and exhibits throughout the Zoo. About 1987, the SFOS felt it could no longer continue with this project. Since the EALOC members felt this was a worthwhile project, EALOC took it over and continues with it to present time. After the devastation of Hurricane Andrew, the greenhouse was rebuilt by the Zoo and the watering system was installed by EALOC members. The greenhouse is now maintained by the club. Through this project, the Zoo Miami's botanical gardens are enhanced for Zoo patrons to enjoy. In appreciation, a bronze plaque is permanently displayed in Zoo Miami to recognize EALOC's contributions. Visit Zoo Miami Website Zoo Miami Foundation

  • Introduction to Orchids 101-3 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Introduction to Orchids...101 (Part 3) The three pages were designed to provide an "orchid pre-primer" to those who have limited knowledge of orchids and want introductory information. Perhaps, more experienced orchid enthusiasts might find interesting facts, as well. The source for this information was Wikipedia (Wiki Website) which is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia that is supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and owned by Wikimedia Foundation. Please note that each section is notated by the use of a linking button to each specific Wikipedia webpage as a means of referencing the source. The EALOC publisher/editor extracted basic information and photographs from Wikipedia about each of nine orchid groups for this EALOC website. Next to each title is a button where the reader may want to go to the Wikipedia website for indepth reading regarding each specific orchid group. Phalaenopsis · Generic name probably a reference to the genus Phalaena, the name given by Carl Linnaeus to a group of large moths. · Known as the Moth Orchid and is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. · Native to southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, et. al.), New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago and Queensland. · Most are epiphytic (grows in trees) shade plants; a few are lithophytes (grows in or on rocks). In the wild, some species grow below the canopies of moist and humid lowland forests, protected against direct sunlight; others grow in seasonally dry or cool environments. They have adapted individually to these three habitats. · Has neither pseudobulbs nor rhizome, Has a monopodial (single trunk or stem) growth habit. Blooms appear from the stem between the leaves. and last for several weeks. At home, the flowers may last two to three months. · Often produce numerous aerial roots that often hang down in long drapes and have green chlorophyll underneath the grey root coverings. Go To Wikipedia Phragmipedium · Phragmipedium besseae was first found in Peru by Elizabeth Locke Besse in 1981. · Derived from the Greek phragma , which means "division", and pedium , which means "slipper" (referring to the pouch). · Lady's slipper orchids are found from SW Mexico, Central and tropical South America. · Most are either terrestrial, epiphytic (grows in trees) or lithophytic (grows in or on rocks). · Shows a unique shieldlike staminode (rudimentary, sterile or abortive stamen, which means that it does not produce pollen), long, moustache-like petals and a 3- locular ovary. The large pouch-like lip is curved inwards at the margins. · Short stemmed and is semi-terrestrial, semi-lithophytic (on rocks) to epiphytic (in trees). Go To Wikipedia Vanilla · Vanilla is a flavor derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla , primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla. · Word derived from the the Spanish word vaina (vaina itself meaning sheath or pod), translated as “little pod”. · Pollination is required to set the fruit from which the flavoring is derived. In 1837, Belgian botanist Charles François Antoine Morren pioneered a method of artificially pollinating the plant. · The various subspecies are grown on Madagascar, Réunion, and other tropical areas along the Indian Ocean, South Pacific; and the West Indies, and Central and South America. · Three major species of vanilla currently are grown globally, all of which derive from a species originally found in Mesoamerica, including parts of modern- day Mexico. · Second most expensive spice after saffron. · Grows as a vine, climbing up an existing tree (also called a tutor), pole, or other support. · A simple and efficient artificial hand-pollination method was developed by a 12- year-old slave named Edmond Albius on Réunion, a method still used today. · Flower lasts about one day. · Reproduced the plant by cutting and removing sections of the vine with six or more leaf nodes, a root opposite each leaf. Two lower leaves are removed, and buried in loose soil. Growth is rapid under good conditions. Go To Wikipedia Introduction, Part 1

  • FTBG Million Orchid Project | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Million Orchid Project While visiting Singapore, Dr. Carl Lewis was impressed with the way native orchids had been reintroduced into the urban area. In fact, results have shown that in some cases, these orchids thrived and were doing better than in rural areas. Dr. Lewis was inspired by what he saw and wanted to do the same in South Florida. Due to exploitation, urbn development and agriculture, native orchids were almost eliminated. Thus, the Million Orchid Project was born and the goal is that within five years, businesses, schools, residences, as well as other local places will be able to appreciate and enjoy the native orchids that have been returned to the community. Go to the Fairchild Tropical Garden "Million Orchid Project" webpage to read more about this worthy initiative. Hopefully, the reader will be encouraged to be a part of this project. Click Here To Visit The "Million Orchid Project" Website Click On Logo To Visit The "Million Orchid Project" Website

  • About Orchid Club | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    About Founded in 1963 Affiliated with the American Orchid Society In 1963, the Eastern Airlines Orchid Club was formed to foster good fellowship through the common love of orchids in all their forms and varieties; to share both the knowledge and techniques of culture and the mystery and beauty of the plants and flowers. History of the Club The above-mentioned mission statement was created by the Eastern Airlines Orchid Club which was founded in 1963. It was through the interest and hard work of O. Clyde Bramblett that the club was formed. The first meeting was held on July 21, 1963 at the IAM Union Hall at Eastern Airlines on NW 36 Street. Officers were elected for a term of one year. They were President Clyde Bramblett, Vice President Carl Gardner, Secretary Fred Stone and Treasurer Ken McCorkel. Thirty-three people signed the roster and paid their first year's dues of $1.00. The first guest speaker was Mr. Ruben Sauleda, who, at that time, had been featured in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald because of his pollination of orchid seeds and hybridizing experiments. Later, he became Dr. Sauleda and continued his work at his former business "Ruben in Orchids" where he became well known for his hybridizing and flasking until his retirement in May 2014. Not only did the club promote education in the culture and care of orchids among hobbyists back then, but it was and continues to be very active in the community. *Note : Select "More History" To Learn More About The Club's Development Our Vision We seek knowledge through sharing and learning. Members are encouraged to bring their orchids to the monthly meetings as a means of learning through sharing. Plants are not awarded ribbons, thus, eliminating the stigma of feeling that orchids are not good enough to share. Everyone's orchids are worthy and we urge members to bring them for "show and tell". 2020 - 2021 Board and Committee Chairs Board Members President - Chris Rawls Vice President - Ralph Hernandez Treasurer - Chris Bernt Special Events - Betty Alexander Members-at-Large - Dean and Suellen Powell, Diane Dickhut, Lou Silva, Yania Martinez and Jorge Li Committee Chairs Communications - Chris Rawls Refreshments - Lou and Rene Silva Membership - Diane Dickhut Raffle - Suellen Powell Silent Auction - Ralph Hernandez Sunshine - Diane Dickhut Zoo Project - Betty Alexander Kampong Project - Yania Martinez Show and Tell - David Foster and Jose Gancedo AOS Representative - Chris Rawls Visit EALOC On Facebook

  • Friends of EALOC | Miami | Eastern Airlines Or

    Friends of EALOC The club is proud to call these orchid businesses friends. Grateful appreciation is extended to each one. Please patronize them and let them know the club recommends them highly. Amazonia Orchids, Inc. 17899 SW 280 Street Homestead, FL 33031 305-484-9280 www.orchidsites.com Carib Plants 26505 SW 203 Avenue Homestead, FL 33031 305-245-5565 caribplants@att.net Carmela Orchids P.O. Box 277 Hakalau, HI 96710 carmelaorchids.net carmelaorchids@hawaii.rr.com OFE International, Inc. 12337 SW 130 Street Miami, FL 33186 305-253-7080 ofe-intl.com Palm Hammocks Orchid Estate, Inc. 9995 SW 66 Street Miami, FL 33176 305-274-1913 palmhammockorchidest.com Whimsy Orchids, Inc. 18655 SW 248 Street Homestead, FL 33031 305-242-1333 whimsyorchids@gmail.com Amazonia Orchids, Inc. 17899 SW 280 Street Homestead, FL 33031 305-484-9280 www.orchidsites.com Carmela Orchids P.O. Box 277 Hakalau, HI 96710 carmelaorchids.net carmelaorchids@hawaii.rr.com OFE International, Inc. 17899 SW 280th Street Homestead, FL 33031 305-253-7080 www.todanderson.com R. F. Orchids, Inc. 28100 SW 182 Avenue Homestead, FL 33030 305-245-4570 info@rforchids.com Quest Orchids, Inc. 12100 SW 43 Street Miami, FL 33175 305-227-6759 orchid@questorchids.net Connect To Website Connect To Website Connect To E-Mail Connect To Website Connect To E-Mail Connect To Website Whimsy Orchids, Inc. 18655 SW 248 Street Homestead, FL 33031 305-242-1333 whimsyorchids@gmail.com

  • EALOC Newsletters 2021 - 2023 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Newsletters 2021 - 2023 The club appreciates your interest! To view past newsletters, click on the year and month. For a free online newsletter subscription, please click at the bottom of this page to send the e-mail address. 2021 Click on the Desired Monthly Edition February January March April May June July August September October November December 2022 Click on the Desired Monthly Edition January February April March May June July August September October November December 2023 Click on the Desired Monthly Edition April March February January May June July August September October November December Free Newsletter Subscription Subscribe Your e-mail address was sent successfully!

  • EALOC Newsletters 2015 - 2017 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Newsletters 2015 - 2017 The club appreciates your interest! To view past newsletters, click on the year and month. For a online newsletter subscription, please click at the bottom of this page to send the e-mail address. free 2015 Click on the Desired Monthly Edition February January March April May June July August September October November December 2016 Click on the Desired Monthly Edition January February April March May June July August September October November December 2017 Click on the Desired Monthly Edition April March February January May June July August September October November December Free Newsletter Subscription Subscribe Your e-mail address was sent successfully!