The 22nd World Orchid Conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador plus new images from Central America
November 8-10, 2019Massachusetts Orchid Society Show & Sale “World of Orchids: Asia”, Friday 12:30 – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St., Winchester, MA. Admission $10 children under 8 free. Additional Information see www.massorchid.org. CAIOS will be participating and is always happy for additional help. If you would like to help or have plants for the show please contact Tina.
What a terrific display of blooming orchids we had this month from our members!
American Orchid Society Judging
Northeast Judging Center - Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA. The meeting will take place with educational forums and discussions in the morning beginning at 10:30 on a wide range of topics related to orchid judging, then an educational program beginning around 11 AM. Plants for judging, as always, should be delivered by noon; judging will start no later than 1 PM.
American Orchid Society provides judging to New England, New York and Northern New Jersey.
The Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society sponsors 2 monthly judging events at the following venues:
1) First Saturday of the month - Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA
2) Third Saturday of the month - Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, Stamford, CT
On these days, each site holds educational forums and discussions in the morning beginning at 10:30 on a wide range of topics related to orchid judging. Plants being submitted for judging should arrive no later than noon that day; actual judging of plants begins after a lunch break, generally no later than 1 PM.
In addition to our monthly judging, we participate in a number of orchid shows throughout the center, providing AOS judging as well has taking part in ribbon and trophy judging at the show.
Finally, we have many knowledgeable and helpful individuals in the center who can speak on a wide variety of topics related to orchids and judging. We encourage all of the orchid societies in our region to utilize this resource.
From Orchid Fever, by Eric Hansen
can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food, and cars, but once you're
hooked on orchids, you're finished. You never get off orchids...never".
CAIOS is an officially affiliated organization of the American Orchid Society and the Orchid Digest.