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DEC 2017 AOS Judging Changed to New Hampshire – DEC 2

AOS judging is changed to Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11AM, at the New Hampshire Orchid Society meeting and annual holiday party.   The meeting will be held at the Old Town Hall located at 70 Bedford Center Road in Bedford, New Hampshire, at the corner of Bedford Center and Meetinghouse Roads (alternate address is a/k/a 1 Meetinghouse Road). This change is due, in part, to the fact that Tower Hill is no longer available to us in December do to ongoing holiday events sponsored by the Botanic Garden.

 

 

 

 

June 18th Saturday – Hike into Black Creek Bog to see Native Orchids.

June 18th Saturday – Hike into Black Creek Bog to see Native Orchids.

We will primarily be looking for Cypripedium reginae plus other orchids.  The bog is an alkaline, sphagnum peat bog, dominated by black fir in a late successional stage of development.

The cattails are now invading and will smother the cypripediums.  There are also many ferns and mosses, sundews, (bear and deer droppings), pink pyrolas, and twinflowers.

This will be a long day starting in Sprakers, NY.  We will gather at 9:30 a.m. and proceed on our adventure.  There are several motels and B&B’s in the area, or camping in the field of Thyme.

Make sure to bring wet-able shoes, sandals or boots, Insect repellant, hat, long sleeves, and a high collar shirt and long pants.  Plus of course your camera.

There will be a stop in the afternoon at Paul Serano’s, a former orchid enthusiast who now runs the family African violet business, Lyndon Lynon Greenhouses.

Please contact Cheryl Mizak ASAP if you are interested or need more information.  CMizak@alcher.com

June 4th REPOTTING WORKSHOP!

Coming up June 4, 2016 we will be holding one of our popular Orchid Repotting Workshops! 

Need some suggestions on pot size or correct medium to use?  Or just afraid to tackle the repotting task alone?

NO WORRIES!!  The COS Repotting Doctors will be here for you from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.:

Larson’s Nursery, 26 Covey Road, Burlington,  CT

Everyone who owns an orchid that needs to be repotted is invited!

Bring your orchid and a clean pot…for $5.00 we will supply the rest.

SEPOS Orchid Show – BUS TRIP!!

Bus Trip to SEPOS Annual Show & Sale and Longwood Gardens

http://www.sepos.org/annual-show.html

Bus Trip to SEPOS Annual Show & Sale and Longwood Gardens:

We are planning a three-day, April 1-3, 2016 bus trip to the famous Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania — close to Philadelphia.

These famous gardens were created by Pierre du Pont in the 19th century. The gardens are composed of 1,077 acres with many paths that wind through extraordinary gardens, woodlands and meadows. In addition there are fabulous greenhouses full of orchids and other magnificent flowering plants. Our group will be given a private behind-the-scenes tour of the gardens.

The itinerary is as follows:

Fri., April 1st Leave Waterbury approx. 12—1:00 pm.

Spend the night at Homewood Suites Hotel near Kennett Square.

Sat., April 2nd Spend the day at SEPOS Southeast Pa. Orchid Society Annual Show & Sale with option to leave mid-afternoon and go back to hotel for your own free time (King of Prussia Mall is only 3 miles away). SEPOS has fabulous vendors, seminars and free guided tours.

Sun., April 3rd spend the morning at Longwood Gardens with a special behind-the-scenes tour of the gardens. Sunday afternoon return trip home to CT.

Cost: Single (inc. bus ) 2 nights + breakfast, admiss. to SEPOS $421.00—does not include Longwood Gardens, food and purchase of any plants.

Couple (inc. bus) Hotel room for two + breakfast, admiss. to SEPOS $608.00 — does not include Longwood Gardens, food and purchase of any plants.

(Prices based on 18 participants.)

Deadline= Feb. 1st (50% deposit by Feb. 10 at COS mtg. and bal. due by Feb.29.)

COS Meeting – Feb 10th – Farmington

Wednesday February 10th, 2016

Farmington Senior Center

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT

doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm

POTTING 101 – What do you need, what do you do….Tips & Tricks on repotting your orchids.

We will have demonstrations on potting techniques.

You can bring in your plant for diagnosis and recommendations (BRING IN PLASTIC BAG to protect against the cold and pests!)

Potting supplies will be available for sale at the meeting.

COS Meeting – Jan 13th – Cheshire

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm

POTTING 101 – What do you need, what do you do….Tips & Tricks on repotting your orchids.

We will have demonstrations on potting techniques.

You can bring in your plant for diagnosis and recommendations (BRING IN PLASTIC BAG to protect against the cold and pests!)

Potting supplies will be available for sale at the meeting.

COS Holiday Party December 9th

Connecticut Orchid Society Holiday Party

Wed. evening, Dec. 9th, 2015

Farmington Senior Center

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT

This year, we will also have a “holiday bazaar”: Jan Lesnikoski, Moss Farm Studio will have his beautiful handmade pottery and orchid pots for sale.  

Roger Heigel will be offering beautiful jewelry, decorative display boxes and holiday ornaments.

The COS Sale Table will also have spiking orchids for sale.  

                                                        Note time change: Appetizers served at 6:00 pm

                                                       Main dishes served at 6:30 pm

 

Food Assignments:  Members with last names beginning with “A – H”, please bring an appetizer

Members with last names beginning with “I – P”, please bring a main dish 

Members with last names beginning with “Q – Z”, please bring a dessert

 

COS April 8 meeting – Farmington

COS monthly meeting: Wednesday April 8, 2015 – doors open 6:30 pm

Farmington Senior Center 321 New Britain Avenue, Unionville, CT

Dr. Kristen Uthus will speak about what makes Japanese orchids stand out in a crowd and what may make Neofinetia falcata the perfect houseplant.  Visit her website for a 10% discount on all pre-orders!!  Click here for the current price list:  NWO-Plant-list-03-2015


Dr. Kristen Uthus is the owner of New World Orchids which specializes in orchids from Japan including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, Sederia japonica, and Asian Cymbidiums.  In addition, she is a plant evolutionary ecologist who has taught ecology at the University of Michigan and EasternMichiganUniversity.

Extended bio:

Dr. Kristen Uthus studied both plant and animal ecology and evolution at VirginiaCommonwealthUniversity and The Ohio State University.  She has taught biology and ecology at several colleges including the University of Michigan and EasternMichiganUniversity.  Kristen has been growing orchids for over 20 years, but recently fulfilled a lifelong dream to make orchids a full-time commitment by purchasing New World Orchids from Dr. Glenn Lehr.  Although she enjoys growing many varieties of orchids and other plants, New World Orchids specializes in Japanese species including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, and Sederia japonica as well as Asian Cymbidium species.  Kristen is supported in these pursuits by her husband, Dr. Kevin Wehrly, her two sons, Henry and Gus, and a veritable menagerie of loving animals.

Japanese Orchid History and Culture

Japanese orchids are not typical in the orchid world.  Dr. Kristen Uthus will speak about what makes Japanese orchids stand out in a crowd and what may make Neofinetia falcata the perfect houseplant.

New World Orchids

New World Orchids was founded by Dr. Glenn Lehr and his wife, Maria, over 20 years ago.  Located in Manchester, MI, NWO specializes in Japanese orchids, especially Neofinetia (Vanda) falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, Sederia (Phalanopsis) japonica, and Asian Cymbidiums.  Glenn was recently joined by Dr. Kristen Uthus who has purchased the business and is working to maintain NWO’s reputation for excellent plants as well as knowledgeable and personalized service.  For more information, visit the website (www.newworldorchids.com) or the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/newworldorchids).