Fall Show

Fall 2017 Show Poster

Show Time

Be sure to carve out some time to visit our show Saturday, November 4th (9 am to 5 pm) or Sunday, November 5th (9am to 4:00pm).

You do not need to be a member to enter your orchid(s) in the show. Select “Orchid Show” in the Pages section to the right for additional information on entering plants. Setup is Friday, November 3rd (1 pm to 5 pm). Plan on being at Red Butte by 4 pm to allow time for processing of plants.

Orchids will be available for sale and there will be folks at the show to help you get started growing orchids. There are many orchids that make great house plants.

Red Butte Garden is located at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT.

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, October 9th, Door Opens: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

This month we have Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids!

Fred will be talking about growing with Diatomite and Plant Culture. Diatomite has remarkable properties; here its use as a potting mix is explained. Also a new twist on plant culture is reviewed; learn some key techniques to succeed in growing your orchids to their maximum potential. Lean how to become an 80 percentile grower!

Fred will be bringing plants for sale. He also offers a 10% discount with free shipping for pre-orders.

We are meeting at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Fred Clarke: Continue reading

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, October 9th, Door Opens: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, September 11th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Meeting Time

The summer dormancy period of the Utah Orchid Society is coming to a close! (Cheering in the background.)

Bulbophyllum lepidum

In celebration of our renewed activity the UOS is happy to have Mr. Edgar Stehli of Windswept in Time Orchids for our Monday, September 11th meeting! Edgar will be talking about Bulbophyllum Orchids! He will be brining various bare root and potted species for sale prior to his presentation.

Come out to the meeting, discuss orchids with fellow members and learn more about Bulbophyllum from Edgar!

See you there!

We are meeting at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Door Opens: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Edgar Stehli tells us a bit about himself: Continue reading

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, September 11th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Summer Break

The Utah Orchid Society is currently in the summer rest period. We do not have regular monthly meetings during the months of July & August.

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, June 12th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

This month, we have Eric Sauer of River Valley Orchids! Eric will be giving his presentation on “South American Species”. This presentation covers some of the Maxillarias and Phragmipediums of the area along with other interesting genus and species. Discussed will be some species you may already know, but Eric will also be covering species which are not well known but fairly readily available and can be grown by most!

A very interesting presentation! See you there!

We are meeting at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, June 12th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, May 8th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

This month we are excited to have Glen Decker of Piping Rock Orchids. Glen is an expert in Paphiopedilums & Phragmipediums and will be giving his presentation: "Paphiopedilums and Their Differences". This talk discusses the differences within each group of Paphs and includes lots of information on their culture.

Come join us for a very informative talk from a very knowledgeable speaker!

See you there!

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, May 8th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Spring Orchid Show

Spring 2017 Show Poster

Show Time

Be sure to carve out some time to visit our show Saturday, April 1st (9 am to 7:30 pm) or Sunday, April 2nd (9am to 4:30pm).

You do not need to be a member to enter your orchid(s) in the show. Select “Orchid Show” in the Pages section to the right for additional information on entering plants. Setup is Friday, March 31st (12:30 pm to 5 pm). Plan on being at Red Butte by 4 pm to allow time for processing of plants.

Orchids will be available for sale and there will be folks at the show to help you get started growing orchids. There are many orchids that make great house plants.

Red Butte Garden is located at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT.

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, March 13th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

This month we have Janet Lamborn, Plant Pathogen Diagnostics from Agdia, Inc/Agdia Testing Services. Janet is presenting "Don’t put on the virus blinders, your collection is depending on you". Janet will discuss the dreaded orchid viruses! A good meeting for learning about keeping your orchid safe!

See you there!

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, February 13th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Hello fellow Orchid Lovers!

White Cattleya

We are pleased to have Harry Gallis, MD who is involved with the American Orchid Society. Harry will be giving a talk on white cattleya history/current hybrids.

Join fellow members and Harry for dinner at The Dodo Restaurant located at 1355 E 2100 S staring at 5:30 pm.

We are meeting at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bio: Harry A. Gallis, MD Continue reading

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Regular Monthly Meeting – Monday, January 9th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Hello fellow Orchid Lovers!

For the Monday, January 9, 2017 Utah Orchid Society Meeting, we are proud to have local favorite Clint Lewis of Orchid Dynasty as our speaker. Clint will be talking about re-potting from the perspective of potting/mounting alternatives. This should be a good learning experience for all involved!

Please join Clint and fellow members at the WASATCH BREW PUB (SUGARHOUSE), 2110 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 at 5:30 pm.

See you there!

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