March 10th Meeting will be Virtual!

Starts at 7:00 pm.

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The dial in/log in info is in your newsletter as usual 🙂


Be there or be square!

February 10th Meeting will be Virtual!

Starts at 7:00 pm.

The info has arrived!

Be there or be square!

Speaker: Orchidphile

Carri Raven

Topic Demystifying New Zealand moss

Here is the scoop:

With so many orchids being sold these days potted in New Zealand Moss, many growers find it a major challenge to deal with as relates specifically to watering & potting.  Thanks to many years of visiting Taiwan, & the Taiwan growers’ generous sharing of information, I’ve come to appreciate its amazing benefits over bark or other mixes, something I would have never imagined many years ago when we all first started working with moss.  I’ve been surprised at how well it functions for almost all genera, from Phalaenopsis to those you wouldn’t suspect like Cattleyas, Oncidinae & Dendrobiums.

In this presentation, I’ll cover the important basics of growing successfully in moss, from the quality of the moss to potting, watering & fertilizing, ending with a great instructional video made by a friend in Taiwan demonstrating potting and mounting your orchids properly using this medium.


January 13th Meeting will be Virtual!

Hi All,

We have an exciting speaker participating in this meeting!

It will be Tony Silva presenting a walk around the greenhouse, with a question and answer session too!  Turn on your mics to participate in the discussion!

The meeting starts at 7:00 pm

Tony’s talk will begin at 7:30 pm

Hope you can join us!

November 11th Meeting will be Virtual!

Zoom meeting for November 11,2020

Presenter: Francisco Mirandia

Topic: The Genus Catasetum in Brazil

Time 7:00 connect thru the COS link provided in the news letter


Check out Francisco’s web site he is offering members a 10% discount

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Francisco Miranda

A taxonomist, naturalist and orchid grower, Francisco travels extensively in the U.S. and internationally speaking at orchid-related events and meetings. He has been doing this since 1988, while still living in Brazil. The subjects of these presentations reflect Francisco’s extensive travels to study orchids in their natural environments.

AOS Northeast Judging Center Orchid Judging

AOS Northeast Judging Center Orchid Judging

We are happy to announce an in-person orchid judging with our first location at J&L Orchids on August 15th.  The address of this event is 20 Sherwood Rd, Easton, CT 06612.
If you are an exhibitor with a plant for judging, specifically located in New England, New York, or New Jersey, please send an email before 5pm ET, Thursday, August 13th, to to let us know you are coming.  If you do not let us know you are coming and we exceed the safe limit of attendees, you will not be admitted to the event. We are sorry for this, but it is the only way we can try to keep everyone as safe as possible. Please like our page @AOSNortheastJudging  (  and check subsequent FB posting up to the time of the event in case there are last-minute changes.

This event will adhere to all current local and state social distancing guidelines during the pandemic as safety is our priority.  Please be prepared to adhere to the following when attending:

  • all plants must be at the location by 11 AM to be judged that day
  • please limit drop-off to one person, and please wear a mask
  • please follow directions on arrival about using hand sanitizer when filling out paperwork
  • depending on the number of attendees on the day, you may be asked to leave your plant and come back at a specified time to pick it up after it is judged
  • if we are within safe attendee numbers you may stay, but you will be asked to maintain six feet distance and wear your mask throughout the judging event
  • there will be some seating available, but if you wish to bring your own folding or portable chair to the event, it is encouraged
The meeting will start with a brief discussion about business, followed by a short education program, then plant judging will begin at about 11:30 am.
Look for an announcement about our new temporary location in New Jersey, starting in September.  FYI, we expect to get back to our Frelinghuysen Arboretum location sometime in early 2021.
We look forward to seeing you and getting back to awarding orchids safely!
Thank you,
The AOS Northeast Judging Center Judges