Hello and greetings to all. The next meeting of the Napa Valley Orchid Society will feature a panel of our own experienced orchid growers discussing pros and cons of greenhouse growing, including topics related to investing in a greenhouse and designing greenhouse space to enhance orchid culture. The presentation begins at 7:00PM at the Napa Senior Center located at 1500 Jefferson Street in Napa.
Feature Presentation - Greenhouses
Considering a greenhouse for your orchids? Then this month's panel discussion by advanced growers of the NVOS might be very useful in determining if making this process worth considering. Greenhouses come in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
There are a lot of advantages to greenhouse growing. However at the same time there are a number of factors to consider before implementing any greenhouse plan. This open panel discussion will be of help with Q & A from those who have greenhouse experience and they will surely share in some of the "hard lessons learned" with greenhouses.
So bring your questions, the panel will have answers. This should be an interesting discussion where everybody learns something new.
Below you will find information on:
- Sonoma County Orchid Society's Spring Bus Tour of 5 Greenhouses
- Golden Gate Cymbidium Society's Cymbidium Auction
- San Francisco's "Orchids in the Park" Show and Sale
- California Sierra Nevada Judging Center's "Speaker Day"
- Cymbidiums and Cattleya's for June (Courtesy of the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate)
- Monthly Checklist from the American Orchid Society for May and June
- If you are a single passenger, please double up to allow couples to sit together.
- Please bring an empty box to store orchids that you buy.
- Pack a lunch.
- SCOS will supply bottled water and snacks.
- Times are approximate and may vary based on traffic conditions.
- The bus will leave promptly. Please arrive earlier than the departure times. We cannot wait for late arrivals.
- Please be aware that access to two of the greenhouses will require walking down and up steep grades.
8:00 am - Santa Rosa: Bus leaves from the parking lot under Highway 12, across from the Santa Rosa Vet’s Bldg.
8:20 am - Petaluma: Pick-up from Petaluma Fairgrounds Park and Ride adjacent to the Petaluma Library on East Washington Street.
8:50 am - San Rafael: Pick-up from San Rafael Park & Ride at CitiBank, 666 3rd Street.
4:15 pm - Return to San Rafael Park & Ride.
4:45 pm - Petaluma Fairgrounds Park & Ride.
5:10 pm - Santa Rosa
D&D Flowers/ Dennis Olivas - An amazing wide variety of species & hybrids.
The Tiny Jungle/ Chris Mende- Specializing in Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums.
Hawk Hill Orchids/ John Leathers & Bob Hamilton- Award winning hybridizers of Masdevallias, Odontoglossums & Draculas.
Hanging Gardens/ Dan Newman- Unusual mounted miniature species and much more.
Joe & Cathy Parker/Gary Meyer/Sherry Bridygham - A wide variety of pleurothallids including award winning Draculas.
Shelldance Orchid Gardens/ Victoria Davis- Multi-garden rooms from cool growing to intermediate growing orchid collections.
If you have never attended this Auction, you will be surprised at the high caliber and quality of the orchid plants offered for bidding. If you are coming early for the dinner, please bring a dinner dish to share with others (as well as boxes & your checkbook)! Click here for more information.
Orchids in the Park, the San Francisco Orchid Society's summer show and sale, is coming on July 23-24. There will be a dozen or more vendors from around the country, and a large display area in the center of the show. Please help the SFOS get the word out by “liking” the page on Facebook, and be sure to invite all your friends at the Facebook OITP page.
And the SFOS would like you to volunteer! There are a range of volunteer positions at the show you can fill to match your skills and physical abilities. You can sign up online with our event at Volunteer Spot, or you can email Dave Hermeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more information. As a thank-you, you will receive a “Show Bucks” coupon, which can be used as a $5 credit towards buying plants at the show.
Taiwan Orchid Show 2016, Thinking Outside the Box
Breeding: C. coccinea & wittigiana
Pests and Diseases
1831 Howe Avenue at Alta Arden
$10 advance for Sponsoring Societies or AOS members
$30 at the door for Sponsoring Societies or AOS members
$30 general admission
Speaker's Day - hosted by the California Sierra Nevada Judging Center - will be Saturday July 30th from 9AM to 5PM at the Odd Fellows Hall 1831 Howe Ave at Alta Arden, Sacramento CA 95825. Speakers will be Carrie Raven-Riemann on Phalaenopsis and the 2016 Taiwan Orchid Show and she will have Phalaenopsis species for sale. Dottie Woodson from Texas A&M will talk about pests and diseases, and Peter T Lin will talk about breeding Cattleya coccinea and wittigiana as well as have these orchids for sale. Other vendors will be Gold Country Orchids, Paph Paradise and D&D Orchids. There will be an auction to benefit the AOS as well as an auction of 12+ plants from Cindy Hill's collection to benefit the Orchid Conservation Alliance. Last year we were able to fully fund the Dracula habitat from our auction proceeds. AOS judging starts at 9AM, come and see how we judge orchids! Admission is $10 for affiliated society members and/or AOS members, email Susan Wedegaertner sgwede (at) gmail.com for your ticket at our Will Call list.
September at the Sacramento Orchid Society: Dan Newman, program on Dendrobiums, plant table provided by him, will include Dendrobiums and species plants.
CYMBIDIUMS FOR JUNE
The display of cymbidiums below is from the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate and identifies orchids that typically bloom in June. Keep in mind that Mother Nature along with the care of the orchid ultimately determines exactly when the orchid will bloom.
Clicking on the name of the cymbidium (below the image) will open a new browser tab to allow exploring more about that specific orchid on the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate website.
NVOS Plant Doctor, Vinton B, - at your service
Have an unhappy orchid? You do not need to wait for the next month's meeting for a consultation, just send your questions, photos and description to the NVOS web site at and help can be returned via e-mail.
A room with a view....
NVOS President, Karen O. sent in this picture of half the display of the numerous "Out of this World Orchids."
2016 NVOS SHOW - AWARDS
This section is currently being built, check back soon for all results from ribbon judging at the past show.
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.