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JAN 10th – Meeting in Cheshire

This month’s meeting is Wednesday, January 10th, and will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

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

Speaker:  Will Wilson

Topic:  “The Orchids of Puerto Rico and El Yunque”. 

The island of Puerto Rico is home  to the only rain forest in US territory, El Yunque.  Come explore the island, the role orchids play there, and how they existed in nature only months before Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on the island and its people.  You will also explore a local orchid vendor and orchid adventures on the island with Carlos Fighetti, former American Orchid Society president, and current head of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance.

DEC 13 ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY & MEETING – FARMINGTON – 6:30 PM

Connecticut Orchid Society Holiday Party

“POTLUCK”

Wednesday Evening, December 13th, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Farmington Senior Center

321 New Britain Avenue, Unionville, CT

It’s time to dust off your favorite holiday recipes and bring enough to share!

Please bring your blooming beauties for all to see! 

There will be a raffle and gifts for sale!

Reminder:  COS membership dues are due.

Suggested 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

February 14th Meeting in Farmington

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

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, Connecticut

Speaker:  Rebecca Schwartz

Topic:  How to Create a Vivarium

What to do when you want more orchids but have no more room…

Make a vivarium!   You will be shown step by step how to build your own!

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

January 10th Meeting in Cheshire

This month’s meeting is Wednesday, January 10th, and will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

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

Speaker:  Will Wilson

Topic:  “The Orchids of Puerto Rico and El Yunque”

The island of Puerto Rico is home  to the only rain forest in US territory, El Yunque.  Come explore the island and its orchids in their natural habitat and in pre-hurricane times, only months before Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on the island and its people.

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.

 

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