Friends Community Church
5688 N 1st
Fresno, CA 93726
Meetings are the first Thursday of each
month, except July and December.
Meetings start at 6:30pm April Meeting April 4, 2019
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April's program will feature speaker Tanya Lam
Did You Know?
Central California Orchid Society
Tanya is from San Jose where she has been growing orchids since 1997. Tanya’s presentation is on ‘Helping Your Orchids Thrive in Challenging Environments.’ Since Tanya leads a very busy life juggling a full-time job, frequently traveling for business, caring for her family and large orchid collection, she has had to develop successful conditions to grow her orchids to accommodate her life style and minimize the loss of plants during her travels. During her talk, Tanya will share everything she does to make her collection thrive in San Jose, including how she waters, heats, cools and fertilizes her orchids.
Tanya grows many species and hybrids in San Jose, with over 2000 plants and 50+ genera in her collection. Tanya likes “showy” orchids and the search for long and/or frequent blooming orchids. She also likes to grow plants into specimen size. Her favorite orchids are psychopsis and neofinetia (vanda) hybrids, both are almost always in bloom.
Tanya has held many board positions and is past Vice President and past President of Malihini Orchid Society and she is an active member of multiple orchid societies in California.
Finally, Tanya has earned a few AOS awards and has two orchids named after her: Paph. Tanya Lam and Cattleya Tanya Lam ‘Bud Seagraves’.
Welcome to our society’s website. Most people are familiar with “Moth Orchids” sold at grocery stores and big box stores. Others are familiar with Cymbidiums that are typically sold around Easter time. People fall in love with them and buy them for themselves, or as gifts. However, once the orchids are in the home, it becomes apparent that most people don’t know how to take care of them. We often hear how hard it is to grow an orchid.
That’s what we are here for, to help you understand what the plant needs, not only to survive but to thrive.
A great way to learn about orchid care is to be with people who love orchids and grow them for fun. Our society is all about sharing knowledge and getting other people hooked on growing orchids. Come and join us at a couple of our meetings to see what we're about.