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October 16th meeting at CHESHIRE SENIOR CENTER

Wednesday, October 16th 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 months program Fair orchids presented by Kim Federson

Cool Orchids, which can be grown outdoors 6+months (Bletilla, Aussie Dendrobiums, Dendrobium nobile hybrids, Cymbidium, Laelia anceps & reedstem Epidendrums)

Cheshire senior center Oct 16
Kim will be bringing plants for sale
check out his web site if you would like him to bring anything special!!

www.fairorchids.com

September 11th Meeting in FARMINGTON

The September 11th Meeting is in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085
Doors open at 6:30pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm

Speaker: Art Chadwick
Topic: To Be Announced

June 12th Meeting in CHESHIRE: Norman Fang/Orchids.com pre-orders by June 2

Wednesday, June 12th meeting will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

Speaker: Norman Fang of Orchids.com

Topic: “Less is More: How I Grow Orchids with Less Chemicals”

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Pre-orders from orchids.com no later than June 2. See more details below:

Order at Norman Fang’s orchids.com website, no later than June 2, and indicate at check out under Special Shipping Instructions that the order is for the CT Orchid Society and the delivery should be the date of the meeting (June 12, 2019).

Norman is offering to bring any pre-orders with him to the meeting, and he is offering a discount if you order within a category of orchids and a certain dollar amount. You also get 2% Reward Points that never expire. For example, if you order within the Phalaenopsis Category:

— buy at least $700.00, save 15%

— buy $300.00 to $699.99, save 10%

— buy $150.00 to $299.99, save 5%

— With free shipping that is at least $15.99, and more if people order more than $100.00.

COS May 9 Meeting – Cheshire

Wednesday, May 9th meeting will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

Topic:  Native American Orchids

Speaker:  Jean Stefanik

Jean Stefanik will be speaking on Native Orchids with a focus on the species.  Since it is almost warm it will be good to have a fresh eye on where and how to fine these native treasures.

Jean is an educator and naturalist as well as an accredited AOS (American Orchid Society) judge.    Her primary passion is for species orchids, and the habitats to which  have adapted  throughout the world.  She enjoys traveling,  photographing orchids and other plants and animals in nature, and meeting people from other cultures.    North American travels have ranged from the Arctic in Canada to California, from New England and the Maritimes, from Arizona to the Florida swamps including extremely rare ghost orchids. She has also spent several trips and many months in Costa Rica,  Ecuador, New Zealand and Australia, all including touring for orchids.   Conservation of orchids means conservation of native habitats, a theme which permeates her talks.     Jean also serves on the Boards of the Native Orchid Conference and Orchid Digest.       Jean’s talk this meeting will be “Temperate North American Native Orchids”.

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

 

 

April 11 Meeting – Farmington Senior Center

Wednesday, April 11th, meeting will be held at the Farmington Senior Center.

321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, Connecticut

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

Topic:  GROWING SEMI HYDROPONIC

No time to water?
Water too much?
Semi hydroponic might be the answer for you!
We will demonstrate what is needed and the how-to’s.
Members will be given a chance to pot a plant semi hydroponically.
Take the plant home, and bring it back blooming!

 

 

COS March 14 Meeting in Cheshire

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

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

This month’s meeting is a POTTING WORKSHOP preceded by a basic orchid growing talk.

Afraid to tackle or maybe just not sure how to repot your orchid?  This is your chance to have the orchid docs do it for you. Bring your orchids that need repotting and a clean pot.  For a material fee of $5.00, the orchid docs will repot your orchid.

Please note:  Potting supplies and orchids will be available for purchase at this month’s meeting.

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.