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November 9th Meeting will be at the Cheshire Senior Center

This month’s meeting will be held at the

Cheshire Senior Center,

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

 

Our Speaker will be Cordelia Head , and the topic will be different genreas of miniature and micro-miniature orchids, and how to adapt to growing them in a house.

Meeting format:

The beginner’s corner, manned by TBA

6:30- 6:45 set up

6:45 – 7:15 Socialize & Beginner Corner

7:15- 7:30 Business discussion

7:30-8:30 Repotting Workshop (A small fee of $5.00 for materials will be charged.)

8:30 -9:00 show table & raffle

9:00-9:15 clean up & chit chat

Thank you for helping!!!

 

 

June 8th Meeting will be at Farmington Senior Center

Our June 8 th meeting will be in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085

Doors open at   6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00  pm

Come early and help us set up.

Our speaker will be Tim Culbertson.  (A short bio is below)  Also, he will be bringing plants for sale!!!!

Bio for Tim Culbertson

Although I teach middle school kids for a living, one of my passions has always been plants.  I began growing orchids as an offshoot from working at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia just after college.  From the very beginning it was all about Paphs, particularly awarded and select clones of historic importance, of which my collection numbers nearly 3000.  While I love finding old, rare stepping stones in Paph. breeding, I also do a little hybridizing of my own, and growing up my own babies is a blast.  I am an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society, and have served in various capacities with various orchid societies in California and on the East Coast.  I love meeting other people who like orchids too, and doing so often finds me traveling to shows, vendors, and peoples’ greenhouses to see the latest and greatest in new hybrids and to get the best orchid gossip.  I like to be involved in plants as much as possible: in addition to Longwood, I’ve worked at the Smithsonian Institution tending to their orchids, and for years for the United States National Arboretum, collecting rare plants and documenting cultivated species and hybrids for their herbarium.  In short, I really like plants.

 

 

 

Hope to see everyone there!

April 13th Meeting will be in Farmington!

Our April 13th meeting will be in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085

Doors open at    pm and the meeting starts at   pm

Come early and help us set up.

Our speaker will be Francisco Miranda.  A short bio is below.  Also, he will be bringing plants!!!!

Hope to see everyone there!

 

Bio: Francisco Miranda was born in Rio de Janeiro on February 6, 1956. He got his degree
in Biology and began his taxonomic studies in the orchid family in 1981. During the
next 4 years, he lived most of the time in Manaus where he studied Amazon orchids
and began his Master’s degree. Shortly after returning to Rio de Janeiro, the Master’s
was completed on “section Cattleyodes of the genus Laelia”. Since then, the main
interest has been on the Brazilian laelias and cattleyas. He is the author of several
papers ranging from species descriptions to subjects of growers’ interest in Brazilian,
German and U.S. publications. He is also the author of two books. Since 2000, he lives in
Haines City, Florida, where he operates Miranda Orchids, an orchid nursery
specializing in Brazilian species and the Cattleya alliance. He also guides trips to
Brazil and frequently visits Brazilian habitats to find new and/or interesting orchid
species.

March 9th Meeting will be Virtual!

Hi Everyone,

We have an exciting meeting planned!

Meeting opens at 7:00 PM

Presentation will begin at 7:30 PM

Bill Thoms will be the presenter.

His talk will be about the Philippines.

Topic and bio to follow.

Connection info will be in your newsletter.

Hope to see you there!!

February 9th Meeting will be Virtual!

Hey Everyone!

 

Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, we will temporarily have meetings virtually.

The details will be included in an email with the link to the newsletter.

The meeting will start at 7:00 pm to give everyone time for chatting, etc.

January 12th Meeting will be Virtual!

Hey Everyone!  Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, we will temporarily have meetings virtually.

The details will be included in an email with the link to the newsletter.

The meeting will start at 7:00 pm to give everyone time for chatting, etc.

AOS NEJC Auction 2021 flyer!

If anyone is interested in the AOS NEJC Auction, the flyer is attached. It takes place on 12/18/21 in East Hanover, NJ.

 

Information on AOS NEJC Auction 2021 flyer

November 10th Meeting will be in Farmington!

Our November 10th meeting will be in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Come early and help us set up.

Chris is bringing two plants to auction! Be there or be square!

Our speaker will be:

Speaker Scott Leard

Topic Topic will be “Growing Orchids on Ceramic.”

A short excerpt from Scott’s bio:

“Scott Leard started collecting plants at the age of 7. There was a plant store in Scott’s neighborhood, and he would save up allowance money and buy plants.

There are now approximately 400 mostly species plants in his ever-changing collection. Scott has been making Orchid Pots for many years, as the ones available are mostly plastic or not shaped the way Orchids grow and he doesn’t like that. A colleague approached him with an idea of growing Orchids on hollow ceramic tubes. After some trial and some error, certain genera and species were found most suited to this culture. Scott also found that having mounted plants gave him room for yet more plants. There is always room for more!”

 

(and folks, yes, there is always room for more! :D) <3

 

Hope to see everyone there!

October 13th Meeting will be in Farmington!

Our October 13th meeting will be in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Come early and help us set up.

Our speaker is to be determined.

Hope to see everyone there!