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

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

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Spring Show – Saturday, April 4th through Sunday, April 5th

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.

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

We have John Stubbings of Clown Alley Orchids located in Pasadena, Texas presenting his program titled Cattleyas: “Cattleya Orchid Care” which includes where the species come from, species photos and general growing recommendations for Cattleya, Laelia, Encyclia, Epidendrum and related genera and hybrids.

John is bringing plants for sale. In addition, if you pre-order you will receive a 10% discount. The web site has available a full catalog. You must order by email or by phone and mention the order is to be delivered at our meeting.

Select for John’s biography.

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

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

We have Linda Wilhelm of Woodland Orchids located in Charlotte NC presenting her talk titled The Wonderful World of Oncidiums (mostly discussing species). Oncidiums tend to be showy and can have awesome inflorescences.

Linda has extended to the society a 15% discount on preorders. You can review her inventory at  http://www.woodlandorchids.com. Linda’s phone number is (704) 393-1740 and her email address is orchidfrau@woodlandorchids.com. Be sure to mention that the plants are to be brought to our meeting.

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

Some background information on Linda: Continue reading

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

The January 2015 meeting of the Utah Orchid Society will be an open forum meeting about Orchid Pests! The January meeting will be based on the Orchid Digest presentation “Orchid Pests” by Loren Batchman.

The question to ask yourself is not: “if you will get orchid pests?” The question is: “when will you get orchid pests?” And when you are stricken with these little beasties in your collection, will you be able to identify them and properly handle the infestation? Come learn and and help teach other members with knowledge you have to share!

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Regular Meeting – Monday, November 10th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Ron Midgett of New Earth Orchids located in Santa Fe, New Mexico discussing the Current Trends in Mini and Compact Cattleyas.

Ron is bringing plants for sale.

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

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Show Time

Come visit us at the Fall show of the Utah Orchid Society. Our theme for this show is Orchid Round Up.

  • Show Location -
    • Red Butte Garden
      300 Wakara Way
      Salt Lake City, UT
  • Show Times -
    • Friday, October 31st
      • Show Setup starting at 1:00 PM through 5:30 PM (Public is welcome to bring plants in for the show)
      • Remember this is a Exhibit Show, you are welcome to enter plants in the society table if you do not wish to enter a full table or card table exhibit.
    • Saturday, November 1st
      • 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 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 2nd
      • Regular Show Hours (Open to the public): 9:00 am to 5:00 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".

The show set up period is very short for this show. Please preregister your plants using the Plant Registration System found in the Pages section under the Orchid Show link. You do not need to be a society member to use the system. The time savings is amazing at the show.

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

We have Hadley Cash of Marriott Orchids as our speaker for October. Hadley will be giving his presentation titled: Complex Paphiopedilum Hybridizing. Hadley is a very well recognized breeder of complex Paphiopedilums.

Hadley is bring orchids for sale.

The society will be hosting Hadley at the Mi La Cai Restaurant located at 961 S. State Street starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting.

Bio – you can get some background information about Hadley and Marriott Orchids here.

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

We have Fred Clark of Sun Set Valley Orchids, Inc. as our speaker for September. Fred will be giving his presentation titled: Spotted and Splashed Cattleyas. Fred has indicated his presentation has good information for the beginner and advanced grower.

Fred is bring orchids for sale and is excepting pre orders. A ten percent discount will apply to pre orders and there is no minimum. Contact information: Phone: (760) 310-0778, email: fred.clarke@att.net

We will be hosting Fred at the Kyoto Japanese Restaurant starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting. The Kyoto restaurant is located at 1080 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City.

Bio – Continue reading

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Regular Meetings

Reminder that the Utah Orchid Society does not have regular monthly meetings during the months of July and August.

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