DEC 16 – AOS Orchid Auction in Stamford

American Orchid Society Northeast Judging Center Orchid Auction

December 16, 2017 at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT  06903 (Silver Educational Center)

Bidding starts at 10:30am

Plant preview at 9:30am

100+ orchids; Plants from private collections of AOS judges; Many rare and hard to find!

Link to flyer:  American Orchid Society North East Judging Center2017 final

COS Picnic August 19th in Litchfield

COS Picnic rain or shine on Saturday, August 19th, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Please join us at member, Sue Kennedy’s residence, in the lovely hills of Litchfield, to share a picnic meal and visit Sue’s Lord Burnham Green House chocked full of orchids, and the Shade House!

To be sure we include you in the count for meal planning purposes, RSVP by Saturday, August 12th, to Dave Tognalli at, and please contribute appetizers, salads, deserts, & beverages to share.  (Please note:  COS will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken based on the number of guests who have RSVPd.)


266 Norfolk Road, Litchfield, CT 06759

Take Route 63 North toward Goshen. Just under 1 mile after turning onto Route 63 (North Street) the road forks. Take right fork past Forman School.  Driveway is about 2 miles north.  A lady bug flag will be hung at the driveway on the right.  Drive past the brick house straight back to the residence, which is located in a wooded area.

Thank you to everyone who donated plants, and to the auctioneers and guests, for making our our Orchid Auction on May 6 a success!

Hours:  10 am – 4 pm

Orchid Auction Flyer–May 2017

(COS Members please drop off plant donations between 10 – 11 am on May 6th)

Location:  Waverly Inn, 286 Maple Avenue, Cheshire, CT

Schedule of Events:

10 am – Noon:  Plant Preview

Noon – 4 pm:  Auction

  • No Admission Fee
  • Specimen Plants
  • Fred Clarke Plants

All are welcome!

Presented by the Connecticut Orchid Society


Hollandia Nursery Event – Sunday, May 7th

Hollandia Nursery – Sunday May 7th  

Connecticut Orchid Society will be in the gift shop.

Plant Sales: 12:00 – 4:00 pm


1:00 pm-  “Basic Orchid Growing” presented by Sharon Smith Delisle

2:30 pm- “Repotting:  How and When to Repot Your Orchid” presented by  Cheryl Mizak & Sue Kennedy

Hollandia Gift & Garden
95 Stony Hill Rd
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 792-0268
Winter Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily

Hollandia Nurseries & Gardens
103 Old Hawleyville Rd
Bethel, CT 06801-3039
Phone: (203) 743-0267
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily (seasonal only)



28th Annual Cape and Islands Show Jan 28-29, 2017

CAIOS Orchid Show Educational Programs:


11:30 A.M.   Daryl Yerdon of Kelley’s Korner Orchid Supplies

‘‘Basics of Orchid Care & Repotting’’

1:30  P.M. Cordellia Head from J & L Orchids Easton CT

“Growing Miniature Orchids in the Home”         

3:00 P.M.  Beth Davis from Waldor Orchids Lynwood NJ

“Orchids Are Different but not Difficult”


11:30 A.M. Carri Raven-Riemann – of the orchidPhile

‘De-Mystifying Moss Culture’’

1:30 P.M. Terry Kowalczuk from Flora Peculia Toronto Onterio

“Neofinetia falcata – ‘The Samuri Orchid”

3:00 P.M.  Glen Decker – of Piping Rock Orchids Galway NY

“Hunting for the Elusive Orchids”

New Hampshire Orchid Society Show Feb 10-12, 2017

Keynote speaker, Tom Mirenda, Orchid Collection Specialist, The Smithsonian Institution

Courtyard Marriott
2200 Southwood Dr., Nashua, NH

Fri, February 10 – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat, February 11 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun, February 12 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Awards ceremony Friday, February 10, 5-7 p.m.
Free photographer access 8-9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday Educational Programs:  All talks are free to show guests.
Dinner Party Among the Orchids, Saturday, February 11, 6-9pm

Adults – $10
Seniors (65+) – $8
Children under 12 – free
3-Day Daytime Pass $15 (no discount)

50th Annual North Jersey Orchid Society Show January 13-15, 2017

The 50th annual North Jersey Orchid Society Show and Sale is Friday January 13 through Sunday January 15  2017 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ.  The show is from 9 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. The show includes spectacular orchid exhibits showcasing plants grown in homes and greenhouses across the tri-state area and free workshops are planned to show how you can grow orchids in your home.

This is an American Orchids Society show and the public is welcome to bring their orchids to the venue on Friday January 13, 2017 before 1 PM for AOS judging.

Workshop Schedule

Parking Instructions & Map

Exhibitor & Vendor Information

Show Volunteer Opportunities; No experience necessary.

Expected Vendors

Piping Rock Orchids specializing in Asian and South American lady slipper orchids.

OrchidPhile specializing in cutting-edge Phalaenopsis species & novelty hybrids.

Ten Shin Gardens  from Taiwan, specializing in orchids from Taiwan, South East Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.  10% discount on pre-orders  to be picked up at the show!

Fairorchids offering Paphiopedilum, Cattleya, Vandaceous, and Lycastes

Kelley’s Korner Orchid Supplies one stop for all your orchid growing and horticultural needs.  Kelley’s Korner Orchid Supplies is offering a 10% discount for all prepaid pre-orders to be delivered to you at Douglass Student Center at Rutgers University during the NJOS show.  Simply shop online at, enter Coupon Code NJOS2017 during the checkout process and 10% will be subtracted from your total purchase.  Pre-orders are always encouraged to be sure we have the items you are looking for. Best of all you can now save on your purchase and have it packaged and ready for you to pick up at your convenience during show hours. This coupon is only valid for supplies to be delivered at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ during the NJOS show. Pre-orders must be received before January 12, 2017 please.

Marcella Orchids specializing in orchids ideally suited for your home.

ACME Orchidarium featuring high tech orchidariums and select cool growing species.

New World Orchids specializing in orchids from Japan, particularly Neofinetia (syn. Vanda) falcata.

Andy’s Orchids specializing in orchids species that are mounted. 10% discount on pre-orders  to be picked up at the show!

Marlow Orchids specializing in species orchids including Bulbophyllum, Dendrobium, Paphs, Phrags, Vandaeous, many others.

Black Meadow Flora is a local family-owned and operated business providing quality orchids to discriminating wholesale and retail customers.  Black Meadow maintains three greenhouses comprising 12,000 square-feet of growing space that offers ideal conditions for a wide range of the most popular orchids available in the market today.


Orchid Workshops and Sale March 25, 2017

Presented by The Connecticut Orchid Society and hosted by Sam Bridge Nursery.

Please call (203) 869-3418 or email to sign up for the Garden Talks. Spaces are limited. Please indicate which talk(s) you’d like to attend.

Members of The Connecticut Orchid Society will be on hand to hold an orchid class, plant sale and repotting clinic on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Snow date (hopefully not!) will be the following Saturday, April 1.

Basics of Orchid Growing Class11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  This class is geared towards beginner and hobby orchid growers.  Expert growers from the Society will cover the basics of growing orchids and share tips and techniques they have learned to grow them well and get them to re-bloom year after year.  Audience participation and questions are encouraged. Curious about orchids and how to grow them well? Wondering how to get that orchid you received as a gift to bloom again?  This class is for you.

Orchid Repotting Clinic12 pm through 3:00 pm.  Need some help repotting your orchids?  Want to learn the ins and outs of repotting? Anxious about tackling the job yourself?  Bring your orchids that need repotting and a clean pot for each. The Society will do the rest and you’ll go home with a freshly repotted orchid.  The cost starts at $5.00 per orchid in pots up to 6” and varies for larger pot sizes.

Orchids for Sale10 am through 4:00 pm. Looking for an interesting orchid to add to your collection?  The Society will have a wide variety of orchids for sale that are different than those typically available in the big box and grocery stores.  All sale plants will be blooming or in-bud to bloom soon and are appropriate for all growing conditions and beginner growers.

Proceeds from plant sales and the repotting clinic benefit The Connecticut Orchid Society.

SamBridge Nursery and Greenhouses is located at 437 North Street Greenwich, CT 06830.  Phone: (203) 869-3418.  Visit their website at

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