The Connecticut Orchid Society will hold its own American Orchid Society sanctioned orchid show on Saturday, March 30 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, March 31 (10am-4pm). The location is the Bristol Senior Center at 240 Stafford Avenue, in Bristol, Connecticut. Early admission/entry is available for photographers on Sunday, March 31 (9-10am). Plants for your shopping pleasure are available from the following vendors: Andy’s Orchids, Carmela Orchids, Ecuagenera, Main Street Orchids, Daffodils and More. Educational and potting materials will also be available.
The show theme is ‘Spring into Orchids’ and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase plants from orchid vendors, attend informative lectures on orchid growing, and enjoy the beautiful bounty of orchid displays on hand.
Please note instructions below for pre-orders from vendors:
*Ecuagenera- Anyone wanting to pre-order plants for delivery at our show from Ecuagenera should place their order by MARCH 15TH. http://www.ecuagenera.com
*Andy’s Orchids- 10% discount for pre-orders. Cut-off for pre-order is MARCH 15. Make sure to note the order is a pre-order to be picked up at the COS show March 30-31. To place pre-order, put your order in the “Basket” on Andy’s website at www.andysorchids.com, then copy and paste the “Basket” to Word and email it to Andy@andysorchids.com.
*Daffodils & More- Pre-order cutoff date is March 15th .http:// www.daffodilsandmore.com. Contact is David Burdock at firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 15th and it should be side marked for delivery at the Connecticut Orchid Society Show.
Saturday Workshops and Lectures:
12pm Workshop: Basic Potting
2pm Lecture: “Orchid Genetics: The Evolution of a Family” presented by Will Wilson
Sunday Events and Workshops:
11am Tour: Explore all the unique orchids in the many displays
1pm Workshop: Basic Orchid Growing
1pm Lecture: “Up and Away Growing Tillandsias and Orchids”
Please click on the links below for information regarding plant registration and show trophies:
On June 23rd at 11am The Connecticut Orchid Society is Touring the UConn Greenhouses
The University of Connecticut will be
hosting members of the COS for a private
tour of the University greenhouses. The
tour will start at 11 AM at the Torrey Life
Sciences Building on the UConn campus in
Storrs. The Society has developed a close
relationship with the University of
Connecticut over the years and is
privileged to be offered this private tour.
The UConn greenhouses contain a diverse
and well regarded orchid collection
focused on species as well as a diverse
collection of non-orchids.
RSVP by Friday 22nd of June to Cheryl Mizak at email@example.com
Directions to UConn Greenhouses
We will be met at the North Parking Garage and
walk from there. Parking in the ground lot just
beyond the garage is also acceptable, because
they don’t enforce parking on weekends.
Coming in from Rt 44, take the Discovery Drive
entrance to campus, which is just west of the
intersection of 195. Follow Discovery Drive to
the light. Proceed straight across: visitors center
is to the right, parking garage is to the left. The
ground lot is on right just past visitor’s center.
March 24, 2018 – West Hartford How to Festival Demo & Talk
Come join us from 12:15-12:45pm for a demo/talk/Q & A on repotting.
Location: West Hartford Public Library- Library Board Room
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
(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 – 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)
CAIOS Orchid Show Educational Programs:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017:
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”
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017
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”
Keynote speaker, Tom Mirenda, Orchid Collection Specialist, The Smithsonian Institution
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)
February 8 – 11, 2018
Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 9 AM – 6 PM
Sun., 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Presented in the 11,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art greenhouse at
Route 35 (south), Holmdel, NJ
Just a few miles south of the Garden State Pkwy Exit 117
Exquisite Displays Filled with a Variety of Orchids
Exotic Orchid Plants & Supplies for Sale • Guest Orchid Vendors
Free Orchid Workshops & Guided Tours
Ribbon, Trophy and AOS Judging on Thursday
Free Admission • Ample Parking and Food on the Premises
Mark Your Calendar
A February Treat for
Visitors & Orchid Growers Alike!
FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING!
For more information:
or www.dearbornmarket.com, tel. 732-264-0256
Presented by The Connecticut Orchid Society and hosted by Sam Bridge Nursery.
Please call (203) 869-3418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Class – 11:00 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 Clinic – 12 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 Sale – 10 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 http://sambridge.com/2017-garden-talks-events/.