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

Our summer dormancy ends in September! It’s time for an orchid fix.

We are excited to have a returning favorite: Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids! Always an enthusiastic speaker full of knowledge! Alan will be giving his talk on: Sarcochilus, Exciting Modern Hybrids From Australia” – See the plants that are finally available to us and learn how to grow them!

Alan will be bringing orchids for sale. He has also offered a 20% discount for pre-orders. Alan says he may be out of a few items so it is suggested that you email or call in your order to make sure your selection is available. (Gold Country Orchids Email – gcorchids@aol.com, 916-645-8600)

Gold Country Orchids Website (Store) – http://www.goldcountryorchids.com/store/

When pre-ordering, you will need to note that you are with the Utah Orchid Society so Alan brings them to the meeting. Final orders must be received by September 9th.

Additional items are available on the two attached lists:

Limited Availability Listing

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

For our June 13th meeting, we have Lauris Rose of Cal Orchids as our speaker!

Lauris will introduce us as to who is Cal Orchids. She will outline what they grow in a simulated nursery visit. After 28 years in the business, they have built up one of the most diverse collections of any nursery around the world. Lauris explains that she will cover a lot of territory and geographic habitats during the talk. There are stories weaved throughout, cultural needs addressed and everyone will leave with some confidence on how to grow the plants discussed.

Lauris will be bringing plants for sale at the meeting!

In addition, join fellow members and Lauris for dinner at Pho Thin Restaurant located at 2121 McClelland St. staring at 5:30 pm.

Our meeting location is as usual at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

On May 9th we have Theresa Hill from Hillsview Gardens coming to Salt Lake City and giving a presentation on complex paphiopedilum breeding! It should be a very interesting meeting!

Theresa will be bringing plants for sale too!

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

We have Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens as our speaker for April. Dan will be giving his presentation Dendrobiums: Jewels of Gondwana.

Gondwana. Pronunciation: /ɡɒnˈdwɑːnə/ (also Gondwanaland) A vast continental area believed to have existed in the southern hemisphere and to have resulted from the break-up of Pangaea in Mesozoic times. It comprised present-day Arabia, Africa, South America, Antarctica, Australia, and the peninsula of India.

In addition, join fellow members and Dan for dinner at The Dodo Restaurant located at 1355 E 2100 S staring at 5:30 pm.

Our meeting location is as usual at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Spring Orchid Show

Fall 2015 Show Poster

Show Time

Be sure to carve out some time to visit our show Saturday, April 2nd (9 am to 7:30 pm) or Sunday, April 3rd (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, April 1st (1 pm to 6 pm)

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 Meeting – Monday, March 14th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Clint Lewis of Orchid Dynasty as our speaker for March. Clint will be giving his presentation on Re-potting and remounting Orchids..

Great presentation. Always learn something new.

In addition, join fellow members and Clint for dinner at The Dodo Restaurant located at 1355 E 2100 S staring at 5:30 pm.

Our meeting location is as usual at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

We have Francisco Miranda of Miransda Orchids as our speaker for February. Francisco will be giving his presentation titled: Cattleyas in Brazil. There will be numerous photographs with orchids in sitsu.

Francisco is bringing plants for sale.

In addition, join fellow members and Francisco for dinner at The Dodo Restaurant located at 1355 E 2100 S staring at 5:30 pm.

Our meeting location is as usual at the Utah Associated Garden Clubs Garden Center, 1602 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Auction for January 2016 Meeting

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.

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Regular Meeting – Monday, December 14th

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.

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

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.

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