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June 14th Meeting in Farmington

Wednesday, June 14th, meeting will be held at the Farmington Senior Center.

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, Connecticut

Speaker:   Dick Doran

Topic:  Standard Cymbidiums and How to Successfully Grow Them

Dick Doran has been growing orchids for over 30 years and has received over 100 AOS awards!  He will be bringing divisions of plants for sale.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

COS May 10th Meeting – Cheshire

Wednesday, May 10th meeting will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm.

This month, we will hold our popular Potting Workshop!

Are you not sure whether your orchid should be re-potted, scared to re-pot, or just not sure what to do?  The “Orchid Docs” will be on hand  to answer questions and help with your re-potting.  Please bring a clean pot or two (one smaller one larger), since you never know what your plant will need.  Material charge of $5 for up to 5 inch pot.  It’s a perfect time to watch and learn different techniques.

 

April 12th Meeting in Farmington

Wednesday, April 12th, meeting will be held at the Farmington Senior Center.

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, Connecticut

Speaker:   Dr Kristen Uthus from New World Orchids

Topic:  Miniature Orchids

Title:  “Miniatures:  Honey I Shrunk the Orchids”

10% off all pre orders either on the web or, if you do not see what you are looking for, please ask.  Cut off is April 1st.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

COS March 8 Meeting in Cheshire

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm.

This month Richard Ho will present on “Chinese Cymbidium – The King of Fragrance” and is bringing plants for sale.

April 12th Meeting in Farmington

Wednesday, April 12th, meeting will be held at the Farmington Senior Center.

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, Connecticut

Speaker:   Dr Kristen Uthus from New World Orchids

Topic:  Miniature Orchids

Title:  “Miniatures:  Honey I Shrunk the Orchids”

10% off all pre orders either on the web or, if you do not see what you are looking for, please ask.  Cut off is April 1st.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

 

January 11th Meeting in Cheshire

Wednesday, January 11th, meeting will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center.

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

Doors open at 6:30pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm.

This month’s topic is Native Orchids of New England.  The presenters, Rebecca Schwartz and John Lanefski, both COS members and avid native orchid fans, will focus on Connecticut species.

COS Holiday Party December 14

Connecticut Orchid Society Holiday Party

Wed. evening, Dec. 14th, 2016

Farmington Senior Center

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT

This year, we will also have a “holiday plant giveaway” for all current members.  If you haven’t renewed, be sure to bring your dues to the meeting/party!

 

 

                                                       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

Nov 9th – meeting in Cheshire

Wednesday, November 9th meeting will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

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

This month, Fred Clarke from Sunset Valley Orchids with the topic: Catasetums

  • PRE ORDER SPECIAL!  10% off any item on the web site and no shipping cut off November 1
  • www.sunsetvalleyorchids.com

COS – October 12 – Farmington

Wednesday October 12, 2016

Farmington Senior Center

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT

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

PRE ORDER INFO BELOW!

Alan Koch – Angraecums and their
Relatives for the Home Grower

Program looks at the many miniature and compact African species, their hybrids that do well in the
home.  Lots of great cultural tips on them also.

The pre order cut of date is Oct 8th

The deadline for pre-orders is October 5.

Alan Koch

Gold Country Orchids

916-645-8600

We have attached our Limited Availability List and our Two Inch List for membership pre-orders.  All pre-orders off these lists and the web site receive free freight and a 20% discount.  In the last 30 days we have spoken to 12 orchid societies including 5 in Canada so many of our plants on these lists are in short supply.  We would appreciate that all pre-orders be emailed or phoned in to the below numbers.

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Alan Koch

Gold Country Orchids

916-645-8600

gcorchids@aol.com

Sept. 14th Meeting in Cheshire!

Welcome back!  Hope you and your orchids had a spectacular summer!

Wednesday, September 14th meeting will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

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

This month, Greg Griffs returns from Longwood Gardens with the topic: The Wonders of Orchid Roots!

  • The Wonders of Orchid Roots:
    • “The life of the plant is in the new roots.” The roots of an orchid plant determine its health. We’ll talk about the structure and function of the roots, how they interact with the environment, and how to best facilitate good root culture. We also talk a great deal about watering, as watering and potting are two of the most important aspects of orchid growing. This talk is excellent for the beginner and intermediate grower alike, aimed at fine tuning our understanding of orchid culture on the whole.