New Hampshire Orchid Society Show has been canceled.
Please continue to watch for additional cancellations which will be posted on our event/meeting page and on our Facebook page.
Orchidphile: March 2020 Pre-Order (Mail Order) List
(INCLUDING SOME OF OUR NEWEST ARRIVALS !)
With many, if not all, orchid shows around the country & here in the Northeast being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic in the US, we’ve geared up to expand our Mail Orders for everyone.
(All of our scheduled shows, through mid-May, have been cancelled.)
So that frees up a lot of our show stock to fill Mail Orders & the weather is ideal right now for shipping !
Most of our stock that is listed as being in spike/bud (SP/B) is either just opening their first flower(s) or is still in small to medium bud, all at the perfect stage for shipping by Mail Order. We’ve even ordered longer shipping boxes to hold the taller Brassia-intergeneric hybrids’ spikes for the safest shipping.
We do encourage early orders so they can be packed while they’re still at the perfect stage for shipping ~
this way you also won’t be disappointed if we’ve sold out of something you had your eye on.
For those of you who have been so supportive of us for years ~ and as a result of everyone’s loss of being unable to add a few new treasures to their collections ~
we’re offering a One-time Discount, scaled according to the plant order total (before taxes & shipping).
The only exception to this Discount opportunity is our group of Miniature Vandaceous.
If you’d like to put in a Group Order with several friends, shipped to one address, you would not only save more with your total group discount, but the shipping costs to just one address would be less per plant when shared among a multiple plant order. We would even mark each wrapped plant with the name of the person who placed the order so unpacking the box would be very simple & quick with the wrapped plants easily handed off to each grower. Group orders could be either paid by the group recipient, or we could take individual credit card payments from each person involved in a group order.
PLEASE NOTE: For those plants that are currently listed as being in bud or flower, we cannot guarantee the perfect condition of any open flowers despite our exceptional care in packing.
Sometimes the pollinia can get dislodged or the shipper is less than gentle with the box ! All orders placed by any Thursday will be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday unless otherwise requested.
DISCOUNT SCHEDULE VALID ONLY FOR MAIL ORDERS PLACED THROUGH APRIL 20, 2020:
The newest direction in breeding for non-traditional Phalaenopsis, including the newest directions in fragrant novelties, "big lips" and miniatures.
Plant list will be available for pre-orders at the end of the month
THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OF THE CAPE COD FAIRGROUNDS
1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, (Rt. 151) East Falmouth MA 02536 (White fences on North side of Hwy.)
CAIOS Display at Amherst Orchid Society Show 2020
By Tom Sampliner
The large genus of Bulbophyllum at 1800 species worldwide is noteworthy for having some unusually configured flowers. They have a distribution primarily in the tropics. Perhaps these two traits assure popularity among orchid growers. The particular species of this article is available to collectors. Several internet sites claim to stock them such as Orchid Web; Andy’s Orchids; Orchid Species Plus and Marni Turkel; however, though she provides some basic cultural information her stock is presently sold out.
I encountered this charismatic species in the wild in Northern Thailand during a visit in March of 2019.
It was growing upon a large mossy boulder within an upland mixed scrub, dipterocarp and pine forest. The boulder was cracked and creviced due to weathering and liberally covered with mosses, lichens and liverworts which aid in both decomposition of the boulder, buildup of some organic debris, and retention of some moisture. Its creeping growth habit over the boulder qualifies the species as a lithophyte. March is late dry season in Northern Thailand. Watch your footing as everything is covered in a rather solid layer of dry leaves crunching under foot hiding roots, twigs, rocks and crevices. I was able to see florets in prime bloom as I hope my pictures establish. The perimeter of each floral part (sepals and petals) are deeply fringed with long stringy yellowish-brown hairs. This and the forward projection of each of the flower parts making a hooded cavity make for an orchid one could easily associate with Halloween.
The orchid can be found from sea level up over 4000 feet. Don’t let the height fool you because I can attest that during the dry season, the daily temperature can easily reach 40 degrees centigrade (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit). While there can be significant night time temperature drop off, freezing is never a possibility. Humidity in the dry season can be low say 40-50% but combined with the day temperatures, this is downright beastly to us Great Lakes residents. Maroon color within the flower indicate a foul odor reminiscent of carrion. This in turn indicates beetle, fly and other insect visitors.
Acquire and grow it for a conversation piece.
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.