Hello and Greetings,
On April 12, 2019 starting at 6:45PM, the Napa Valley Orchid Society will host Mary E. Gerritsen. This will take place at the Las Flores Community Center located at 4300 Linda Vista Ave in Napa (see map below).
2018 Membership Dues
Remember those membership renewals for 2019 at $20.00 cash or check payable to The Napa Valley Orchid Society. If you are unable to pay in person, they can be mailed to:
Napa Valley Orchid Society
P.O. Box 2152
Napa, California 94558
Is the word "Orchid" singular or plural? Answer in The Potting Bench.
Las Flores Community Center
The Sonoma County Orchid Society proudly presents our Educational Orchid Exposition & Sale, Sat 3/30 10am-5pm, Sun 3/31 10am-4pm, Santa Rosa Veteran’s Bldg, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. Free parking. $8 admission, children 12 and under free.
A weekend full of fun, education and beautiful blooming orchids to admire, photograph and purchase! A great event for the whole family!
- How to Grow & Re-bloom your Orchids: 11:00 am Saturday & Sunday
- Repotting Cymbidiums: 1 pm Saturday & Sunday
- Fabulous Slide Presentation of Unusual Orchids: 3 pm Saturday
Docent Tours: 12:00 pm both days. Learn interesting details about the rare & beautiful orchids in the displays. Shoot great photos to share on Instagram and Facebook.
· On-Site Orchid Doctor
· Premium Vendors from all over California – Featuring orchids suitable for all skill levels. Find the perfect plants for growing in your home, greenhouse or outdoors
· Member Plant Sales
· Hourly Drawings for FREE Orchids
· Silent Auction
Sale: California Orchids, Bolinas (9AM - 4PM)
Not just a sale, but a chance to learn about a wide variety of orchids from a number of volunteers that will be on site to answer any and all questions. (web site)
Mary Nisbet's showroom is worth the trip by itself. She has large displays of orchids and other tropical plants mounted on huge pieces of cork bark that simulate how they would grow in a natural setting and the envy of many growers. Check out her limited photo tour here: http://www.californiaorchids.com/httpdocs/log_photos-01.html
April with its sunny days at the coast makes the drive (recommend carpooling) to Bolinas enjoyable and relaxing.
In Petaluma, follow Point Reyes / Petaluma Road towards Point Reyes, Look for signs pointing in the direction of Bolinas, Stinson Beach (Platform Bridge Road). Continue following signs to Bolinas. (See images below or use the GPS capabitilty of your car or smart device.)
Travel time is about one hour, so if you are in the mood for a light lunch, there is food available in Bolinas and Point Reyes. A recommended deli located in the grocery store of Bolinas that features made to order deli style sandwiches and a few spots for relaxing and eating outside and do what Californians do best - people watch. (I recommend the turkey and cranberry sauce or Pastrami on choice of bread and veggies.) One could get lunch then enjoy a picnic outside of California Orchids - bring a blanket to sit upon or lunch in the car. In Point Reyes, the deli has seating inside and offers a wide choice of simple food, I have enjoyed the fried shrimp sandwich or when available, fried Dungeness Crab sandwich. One can easily stretch the legs on a simple stroll at either location before the drive back to Napa.
California Orchids is located 515 Aspen Rd. Bolinas, Ca 94924.
The "red pin" shows exact location, click image for larger view. Here is another map view.
May 2019 - NVOS Annual Orchid Auction
Donate orchids to make room for new orchids. All proceeds benefit the general operating fund (future speakers) of the Napa Valley Orchid Society. Many items are awarded for under $15.00
SELECT, GENERAL FLOWERING CALENDAR
|BASIC FLOWERING PERIOD|
It is important to note that the data in the above table has not been absolutely proven. Keep in mind that orchids themself, determine when they bloom, and this is dependent upon environmental factors. The biggest factor is indoor versus greenhouse growing. To best determine the flowering season, one must research the orchid of interest.