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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!

September 8th Meeting will be in Farmington!

Our September 8th 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 will be Zac and he will speak about Bulbophyllums.

This will be our first in-person meeting since forever ago! Hope to see everyone there!

NEWS FLASH!!: Ecuagenera is Coming to Town!!

Updated

Hold onto your hats! Ecuagenera is coming to town! Saturday Aug 21 & Sunday Aug 22
Shakespeare Gardens, 25 Obtuse Rd. South, Brookfield, CT 06804

 

Ecuagenera will be at Shakespeare Gardens Saturday August 21 and Sunday August 22. Orchids will be pre-order only. Aroids are pre-order and on-site. 

 

Preorder no later than August 2 use ecuagenera.com to find the plant you want and then send an email with your list directly to ivan@ecuagenera.com. Pre-orders may be picked up at the Shakespeare Gardens on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

 

Ecuagenera will be in a large outdoor pavilion with plenty of shade; and also in the pavilion will be a potting table for people who want their plants potted for them.

Shakespeare Gardens’ address is 25 Obtuse Rd. South, Brookfield, CT 06804. The website is https://www.shakespearesgarden.net/

March 10th Meeting will be Virtual!

Starts at 7:00 pm.

Please consider stepping up to be president of our awesome society!  We will help you every step of the way, you won’t be tossed into the mix alone!

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!