Reminding you that this evening (January 11, 2016) is our annual auction that was originally scheduled for December. Please only bring healthy and bug free orchids and/or supplies. Please do not bring in used pots.
We will NOT be enjoying a potluck or meeting at a restaurant for dinner before the auction. The auction will follow our normal meeting hours of the front door being unlocked at 7:00 pm with the auction starting at 7:30 pm. The auction will be held at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The auction is an important source of funding for the society, please come and participate.
Have received several phone calls indicating that there is considerable snow accumulation and that the roads in the area of the garden center are in extremely bad/hazardous condition. Given that the winter storm warning is currently good through Tuesday morning, we are rescheduling the Potluck and Auction for our January Meeting. There is a possibility that we may select a night later in the month but is doubtful.
We are proud to have Jason Fisher of Orchids Ltd. out of Plymouth, MN as our speaker. Jason Fischer will speak about the breeding techniques Orchids Ltd. has used to create new shapes, fragrance, colors and growth habits through cross pollination. He will also discuss techniques used to grow different varieties of Phragmipedium as not all species require the same culture.
The society will be hosting Jason for dinner at The Red Iguana located at 736 N Temple, Salt Lake City staring at 5:15 pm. You are welcome to join fellow members.
We will meet at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jason Fisher Bio: Continue reading
For our October 12th meeting we will be visited by George Hatfield of Hatfield Orchids. George’s specialty: Cymbidium orchids!
It is difficult to grow this type of orchid in Utah. George will use his experience and expertise to tell us what type of Cymbidum will grow here and how to grow it well.
George will also be bringing plants for sale which he has selected for good growing in Utah.
So attend this month’s meeting for an exceptional evening of learning!
The society will be hosting George at The Dodo Restaurant located at 1355 E 2100 S staring at 5:30 pm.
See you there!
Our meeting is an open forum discussion on orchid growing tips and tricks. Great time to get ideas on how to do something or deal with a plant related problem.
We have Carlos Fighetti (past president of the American Orchid Society) as our speaker for June. Carlos will be giving his presentation titled: Understanding Phalaenopsis. This is a talk about Phalaenopsis species. Currently there are 72 species on the genus, up from the 63 that were in Christenson book. With the publication of Genus Orchidacearum volume 6, the genus now includes these former genera: Doritis and Kingidium (already in Christenson book but not accepted by Kew until the publication of the book), Hygrochilus, Lesliae, Nothodoritis, Ornithochilus and Sedirea.
The talk is about distribution, habitats, morphology, Classification, and influence on the hybrids. In addition, some of the species are covered in detail, showing images and location and information about flowering and culture of that particular species.
Carlos is not bringing plants for sale.
The society will be hosting Carlos The Dodo Restaurant located at 1355 E 2100 S staring at 5:30 pm.
Bio information: Continue reading
For the month May we have Ron Parsons of South San Francisco, California. His photography and encyclopedic knowledge of orchids is known both nationally and internationally. He will be giving his presentation titled: Orchids of Sichuan China.
Ron plans on bringing plants for sale.
Dinner information to follow.
We have Marni Turkel of Marni Turkel located in Santa Rosa, California as our April 13th speaker. Marni’s presentation is titled "Give it a rest" – Many plants receive a dry rest period in their native habitat and this talk explores some of the factors involved. Learn a bit about weather patterns and the “make it or break it” effect a dry rest period can have on growth and flowering of particular species. You’ll see some plants that many people find hard to bloom and find out how to get a great blooming by giving them what they need.
Marni will be bringing plants to sell.
Bio: Continue reading
Come visit us at the Spring show of the Utah Orchid Society. Our theme for this show is The Wonderful World of Orchids! This is an American Orchid Society judged event. Our vendors for this show are Orchid Dynasty and David Socwell ceramics.
- Show Location –
- Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT
- Show Times –
- Friday, April 3rd
- Show Setup starting at 1:00 PM through 7:30 PM (Public is welcome to bring plants in for the show)
- Remember this is a Bench Show, the society will arrange the plants.
- Saturday, April 4th
- Judging (Utah Orchid Society members) –
- Continental Breakfast: 7:00 AM to about 7:30 AM
- Ribbon Judging: about 7:30 AM to completion
- Regular Show Hours (Open to the Public): 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
- Sunday, April 5th
- Regular Show Hours (Open to the public): 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Tear down: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Clean up
Remember, nice, clean and bug free. Bring your decorative pots or black cloth to wrap the pots with if the plant pot is "just a pot".
Try to have your plants to the show by 6:00 pm if at all possible. Please preregister your plants using the Plant Registration System (PRS) found in the Pages section under the Orchid Show link. You do not need to be a society member to use the system. If you think you might have some orchids to bring to the show and you do not have access to the PRS please make your request for an ID and password by Tuesday, March 31st at the latest. Preregistration saves an amazing amount of time at the show.