Windward Orchid Society’s NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the
King Intermediate School Cafeteria
For our WOS September meeting we will provide:
Plan Dr. Workshop on Steroids
Each member should:
Bring in one (1) plant that you are needing help with.
Up to 10 plant doctor tables will be set up to accommodate everyone.
The focus is to troubleshoot problems with the plants you bring in, identifying insects or blight, etc, (a lighted loupe will be provided for close up inspection, as well as culprit-identifying photo sheets). We will correct by getting rid of bad/old roots and trouble spots, bugs, etc. providing helpful information.
September is “Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant” month.
These Little Fire Ants have been found here, on Oahu. They are dangerous. We must find them before our keiki and animals are bitten and maybe blinded. These ant bites create angry welts that hurt for days.
To find them, spread a thin amount of regular peanut butter on chopsticks and place them around plants in your yard, garden and lanai, wait an hour then check the sticks for ants.
If you think you might have caught any, carefully seal them inside a ziplock bag labeled with your name, address and phone number. PUT THE BAG IN A FREEZER OVERNIGHT TO KILL THE ANTS. Call the Hawai’i Department of Agriculture Statewide Hotline: 643-PEST (7378). Do not disturb or treat the area yourself. You may spread them further.
For more information visit www.littlefireants.com.