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CAIOS Orchid Potting Workshop
Learn how to pot minature orchids in a terrarium demonstration
Sunday May 15, 2016 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Once again this is the opportunity to repot your orchids with help from more experienced growers. Each member can pot and have potted a reasonable number of plants. Expect to get your hands dirty and dress warmly as needed for this is an outdoor (under the tent) affair. Bring boxes to carry your plants home in; crumpled newspaper in box will reduce tip over and careful labeling will prevent LOLAS and lost value.
Do you have miniature orchids you’ve always wanted to plant in a terrarium, but did not know how? Just prior to the re-potting workshop Daryl from Kelley’s Korner will demonstrate how easily you can expertly plant your miniature orchids in a terrarium for a wonderful display. This demonstration will only be held once, so you must be early!
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American Orchid Society:
They now have periodic webinars available that are very informative. You will find specific information on their website. www.aos.org.
May 3, 2016. 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Greenhouse Chat. Presenter Ron McHatton, American Orchid Society Director of Education, and accredited AOS judge, will hold a Q&A session on orchid culture. Advanced Registration (space is limited) required. The webinar is free for everyone. Send your questions to Sandra Tillisch Svoboda by May 2 , 2016 to email@example.com Please see the website for additional information and registration. www.aos.org.
May 31, 2016. 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Food, Sex & Alcohol: The Fascinating World of Orchid Pollination A fascinating glimpse into the world of orchid pollination with Ron McHatton. Ron will examine how flower form and fragrances are influenced by the need to attract appropriate pollinators. This webinar is for AOS Members Only. Advanced Registration (space is limited) required. Please see the website for additional information and registration. www.aos.org
June 21, 2016. 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. North American Orchid Conservation. Sandra Svoboda talks about the endemic orchids of North American and the conservation efforts and organizations that exist to ensure that our North American native orchids survive. Advanced Registration (space is limited) required. The webinar is free for everyone. Please see the website for additional information and registration. www.aos.org.
American Orchid Society Judging
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.
CAIOS MARCH Meeting:
May 15, 2016
(Please note date change)
CAIOS Meetings Begin At 12:30pm:
Administration Building of Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy,
Rt 151 in Falmouth, MA 02536
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