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  • Local Orchid Clubs | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Local Orchid Clubs Besides EALOC, there are a variety of excellent orchid clubs located in Miami-Dade County. Below are the online links where one may find out more about each organization. Orchid enthusiasts are one family sharing a common love! Please check out our friends' organizations. Asociacion de Orquideologia de America Coalition for Orchid Species East Everglades Orchid Society North Dade Orchid Club Please reload Orchid Society of Coral Gables Pan American Orchid Society South Dade Amateur Orchid Club South Florida Orchid Society Please reload

  • FTBG National Orchid Garden | ealoclub

    FTBG "National Orchid Garden" - Introduction 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. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Click on Picture or Number

  • Interesting Orchid Websites 5 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Interesting, Informational and Useful Websites (Part 5) Below are website links that were selected for being interesting, informational and/or useful for orchid enthusiasts. Readers are encouraged to give feedback, as well as send additional website links to the webmaster. Please go to the "Feedback and About" webpage to offer feedback and other website links. The reader's input is the key to making this page helpful to everyone. Link Home-Made Orchid Remedies and Treatments The purpose of this article is to provide easy alternative methods in treating many of the common pests of orchids. To be successful with these methods, it is imperative that they are used in conjunction with good cultural practices. Link 15 Amazing Facts About Orchids Did you know that certain species of Orchid can survive up to 100 years and that Orchids have the largest variety of flowers with the number of officially documented species standing at an amazing 25,000 plus? With so much variety, it should be no surprise that there are some amazing facts about Orchids that are not widely known. Link The Orchid Mall - Orchid Societies The website links to orchid societies around the world by region. EALOC is also listed. Please note the many of the society sites have information on culture, plants of interest in the area and other helpful information. They are well worth "checking out." Link Florida Wild Orchid Gallery This gallery is a labor of love for the orchids native to Florida (which, translated from Spanish, means "Land of Flowers"). Many of these photographs are available as high-resolution digital stock photographs, as well as frameable high-resolution art-quality photographic prints. Link "Interesting , Websites (Part 1)" Florida Butterfly Orchid (Encyclia tampensis) This is a Florida Butterfly Orchid information page by Prem Subrahmanyam. Their habitats are hammocks and swamps from central Florida south, most typically found on live oak trees, but can grow on cypress, pop-ash, pond apple, palm and pine trees. Interesting Websites, (Part 6

  • Introduction to Orchids 101-1 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Introduction to Orchids...101 (Part 1) 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 (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. Wikipedia The EALOC publisher/editor extracted basic information and photographs from 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 website for indepth reading regarding each specific orchid group. Wikipedia Wikipedia Brassovola · Named in 1813 by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown. · Name comes from the Venetian nobleman and physician Antonio Musa Brassavola. · In 1698, Brassavola nodosa was the first tropical orchid brought from the Caribbean island of Curacao to Holland. · Found in Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and South America. · A single, long pointed and succulent leaf grows on an elongated pseudobulb. · Are epiphytes (getting its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it, but not from the host to which it’s attached) · A few are lithophytes (grows in or on rocks) · Single white or greenish white flower, or a raceme of a few flowers. The three sepals and two lateral petals are greenish, narrow and long. · Most are very fragrant, but only at night, in order to attract the right moth. Longevity of flowers depends on the species and is between five and thirty days. Go To Wikipedia Cattleya · Named in 1824 by John Lindley after William Cattley. · Discovered the new plant in Pernambuco, Brazil, in 1817 and shipped to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens for identification. · Found from Costa Rica and the Lesser Antilles, south to Argentina. · Widely known for their large, showy flowers, and were used extensively in hybridization for the cut-flower trade until the 1980s when potted plants became more popular. · Flowers of the hybrids can vary in size from 5 cm to 15 cm or more and occur in all colors except true blue and black. · Typical flower has three rather narrow sepals and three usually broader petals: two petals are similar to each other, and the third is the a different conspicuous lip. · Each flower stalk originates from a pseudobulb. Go To Wikipedia Dendrobium · E stablished by Olof Swartz in 1799. · Greek ("tree") and ("life"), meaning "one who lives on trees", dendron bios (epiphyte). · Occurs in diverse habitats throughout much of south, east and southeast Asia, including China, Japan, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea, Vietnam, and many of the islands of the Pacific. · Huge genus of orchids, about 1,200 species. (grows in or on rocks) · Either epiphytic (grows in trees) or occasionally lithophytic and have adapted to a wide variety of habitats, from the high altitudes in the Himalayan mountains to lowland tropical forests and even to the dry climate of the Australian desert. · Grows quickly throughout summer, but takes a rest during winter. Dormant buds erupt into shoots from the base of the pseudobulb mainly in spring, and a few species in autumn. Go To Wikipedia Introduction, Part 2

  • EALOC By-Laws | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    CLUB ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY In an effort to continuously improve and enhance the success of the club, the newly amended bylaws were ratified by the EALOC general membership at the June meeting. Both EALOC members and non-members are encouraged to learn more about the club and the mission of the group. EALOC BY-LAWS 2020-2021 Click To Download.

  • 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

  • EALOC New Member Application | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    EALOC Membership Application The club is a friendly, warm group of enthusiasts. You don't have to be an expert and everyone is so very welcome to be a part of the club. It's easy to join and it can be done using this page. Just download and complete the form below. You may e-mail the form, as well as pay online. That's all there is to it !!! : Directions ​ Click on the file folder, then, on the file name. The Word document will automatically be ready for downloading and saving to the user's computer. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Download and complete the application. Then, e-mail the form to the website publisher. When sending the application, type in the subject box the following information: "EALOC APPLICATION" ​ Send application to . ​ Send payment via PayPal. Click on the "Remit Dues Via PayPal" below and "Welcome to the Club!!!" ​ Our club fees are lower than most local orchid clubs. ​ $15.00 Per Member ​ No PayPal? Directions to Use Credit or Debit Card 1. Click button, enter amount of members' fees remittance and click . "Remit Dues" "Continue" 2. At page, click "PayPal Log In" "Pay with Credit or Debit C button a ard" t bottom of page, enter card information and click . "Continue"

  • Interesting Orchid Websites 7 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Interesting, Informational and Useful Websites (Part 7) Below are website links that were selected for being interesting, informational and/or useful for orchid enthusiasts. Readers are encouraged to give feedback, as well as send additional website links to the webmaster. Please go to the "Feedback and About" webpage to offer feedback and other website links. The reader's input is the key to making this page helpful to everyone. Link Beauty of Nature ​ This is a video showing the process of blooming flowers. It's not orchid-related, but worthy of viewer time. Many varieties of flowers are featured. The link comes from a FaceBook site, entitled "Beauty of Nature@ PageBeautyOfNature". Link "Flower of the Holy Spirit" Orchid and Other Videos ​ This website provides many, many videos of unusual flowers found around the world. Some of these flowers have been referenced in previous links on EALOC's website. Especially, check out the "The Flower of the Holy Spirit" orchid. Link Florid's Rare Ghost Orchids Are Getting Cut Off From Water ​ Ghost orchids can survive approximately three months of drought. However, recently. scientists have discovered that the times of drought have been extended in the an area where this orchid abounds. The area of concern is the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Read about the scientists concerns about the survival of this rare orchid. The photography is amazing! Link Dracula Vampire Orchid Dracula Vampira Orchid is sometimes called the Black Orchid, This Dracula Vampira Orchid grows in the heated greenhouse. Being in the purtho family this orchid blooms best with low to medium light, (Phalaenopsis orchid is bright, but not cattleya orchid) and intermediate to cool temps. Link Monkey Orchid The Monkey Orchid , also known as Orchid Simia or (monkey dragon), has its home in the forests of Peru and Ecuador, and it grows at about 2000 feet above sea levels. It was given its name by botanist Carlyle A. Lauren back in 1978, due to its resemblance to the funny animal. There are 118 known varieties of this orchid in Central America, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, where half of them are located. Dracula Simia Interesting Websites, (Part 1)

  • Orchid Club Events | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Club Events Throughout the year, EALOC participates in community and social events. These events include the annual orchid auction, field trip, picnic and holiday party, as well as the weekly maintence of Zoo Miami's orchid collection. Annual Auction November The club holds an annual auction at FIU in November which is the club's only fundraiser. Members help by posting flyers, handing them out to others, passing the word and inviting people to the auction. Donated plants, pots, baskets, hangers, potting materials, tools and other items are included in the auction. Many generous donations come from local growers. (See "Friends of Eastern Airlines Orchid Club" webpage.) Volunteers help with set-up, clean up and plant pickup. Annual Field Trips Scheduled in Spring The club has field trips to various professional growers and members who hold open houses. These are always special times of fun and learning to see how others grow orchids. Zoo Miami Orchid Crew Thursdays and Scheduled Saturdays A select few of the EALOC members are also Zoological Society of Florida (ZSF) volunteers who meet every Thursday morning to maintain the Zoo Miami orchid collection. There are approximately 1,000 plants located throughout the Zoo grounds. These plants come from donations, as well as confiscations by the United States Customs. Throughout the year, based upon need, the ZSF volunteers and additional EALOC members join together on Saturday mornings to work on projects. They may be fertilizing, planting, or working on the irrigation systems. The Zoo recognizes EALOC as an asset to the beautification of its botanical gardens. Proudly, whenever a patron enjoys an orchid in a tree, it's all attributed to EALOC. A bronze plaque is displayed on Zoo grounds, acknowledging EALOC's efforts to enhance the Zoo's landscape. Holiday Party December Each year, the club sets aside the December monthly meeting for a club's celebration of the holidays. Featured is a delicious covered dish feast where members bring in a gourmet side dish and the club provides the ham, turkey, beverages, appetizers and desserts. This is the only month of the year the club meets on the second Friday, instead of the usual third Friday. Each member receives an annual holiday gift plant. There is a centerpiece competition where members who wish to participate make a holiday table centerpiece to decorate the table. The centerpieces are judged and prizes are awarded. It's a nice way to end the year! Annual Picnic May Each year, the club sets aside May's monthly meeting for a club's annual members' picnic. The club provides the main course and members are asked to bring side dishes. Members are free, but a fee is charged for guests. This is yet another opportunity for members to socialize, as well as enjoy a day's outing. Of course, there's the opportunity to win orchids and orchid-related supplies just by playing Bingo!!! Kampong Krew Scheduled On Needs Basis One of our newest community involvement projects is volunteering for The Kampong. The Kampong is the historic residence and garden of Dr. David G. Fairchild, best known as the "Christopher Columbus of the Plant World" A small crew mount and maintain the Kampong's orchid collection. They are not regularly scheduled. Depending upon the need of the garden's director, the crew schedules themselves, usually around six times a year. .

  • More Orchid Club History | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    More Club History The second meeting of the orchid club was held August 18, 1963, at the Eastern Airlines new recreation center. As a means of fundraising at each meeting, the raffle was started. For the purchase of a 25 cent raffle ticket, people took a chance on winning an orchid to add to their collections. The club promoted and continues to promote education in the culture and care of orchids among hobbyists. The club was and continues to be very active in the community. When the Jetport was first built in the Everglades in the early 1970's, the EALOC members made numerous rescue missions around the new training Jetport to save orchids destined for destruction. These rescued orchids were transplanted to Grossman's Hammock because most of the naturally growing orchids in the hammock had been stripped away by collectors. As contractors developed areas of the Everglades, beginning in 1974, EALOC members collected orchids to relocate them. During a fire in April 1974, the club members made a valiant effort in an area west of the Fahkahatchee Strand in the Big Cypress Swamp to save orchids that would have gone up in smoke. The members planned on working over as many areas as they could until sundown. However, the fires in the area were being fanned by the wind and the group had to call it quits by noon. They had rescued 300 plants which were also placed in Grossman's Hammock. At least 10 native species were saved at that time. During these rescue missions, the club worked closely with the resident ranger, Lieutenant Martin. Visit EALOC On Facebook