We have Thomas Mirenda coming in March for our regular monthly meeting. Tom has extensive knowledge on all aspects of orchids. Tom will be presenting his talk titled "The Smithsonian Orchid Collection". The presentation is a survey of the history of the Smithsonian orchid collection, who started it, how it flourished, its ups and downs, exhibitions, plans and goals for the future.
We will be hosting Tom at The DoDo restaurant starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting. The DoDo restaurant is located at 1355 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City.
Tom Mirenda has been the Orchid Collection Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution for the last 10 years. Continue reading
We have Sydney Landreneau of the Denver Orchid Society coming for a visit to the Utah Orchid Society in February. Sydney is well know in the AOS judging community for her outstanding show exhibits and will be giving a presentation on The Do’s and Don’t s of Orchid Show Exhibits. She has seen many show exhibits and will be presenting various photographic examples and judges comments. Sydney is the current Denver show co-chair.
Remember, 2014 is an exhibit year for the Utah Orchid Society! The UOS has switched to having both the Spring And Fall shows be the same style for the year.
We will be hosting Sydney at The DoDo restaurant starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting. The DoDo restaurant is located at 1355 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City.
Fellow members Clint of Orchid Dynasty and Chad L. will be discussing the advantages and "how" of growing in an enclosure. Chad has numerous terrariums in orchid service and is an accomplished grower (Clint and Chad are AOS award level growers).
The society is planning on having dinner with Clint and Chad at The Sugarhouse Barbecue Company located at 880 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT starting at 5:30 pm. Join us if you can make it.
Happy Holiday Season. Hopefully things are going well and your orchids are not too cold. Remember our December Potluck and Auction is this coming Monday, December 9th, with setup like at 6:30 pm or so hoping to start at 7 pm. If you can not make it to the potluck, we try to have the auction start at 8 pm. Please bring an appetizer, side or dessert if coming to the potluck. Remember; bring bug free and interesting orchids for the auction. Hope to see you Monday.
Ron Midgett of New Earth Orchids (Sante Fe, NM) will be our speaker. Ron’s presentation is titled: The 2011 Taiwan International Orchid Show and Taipei Orchid Pavilion – A Peek Into the Orchid World of Taiwan.
Join other society members and Ron for dinner at 5:30pm at the Dodo Restaurant (1355 E 2100 S) before the meeting.
Ron will be bringing plants to sell. He is offering a 10% discount for preorders (contact Ron directly).
Please join Clint of Orchid Dynasty for dinner before our regular meeting Monday, October 14th. The society dinner this month is at the Kyoto Japanese Restaurant located at 1080 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City. Plan on being at the Kyoto at 5:30 pm.
Do not forget to order any orchids you would like Clint to bring to the meeting to enjoy a 15% discount. See post below for more information.
Time to get back in the Utah Orchid Society groove. Our next regular meeting is quickly approaching. Be sure to plan for David Bird’s talk on Hybridizing with Phragmipediam kovachii Monday, September 9th. Not sure yet when David is getting in so check back to see if we are doing dinner before the meeting.
David is the owner of Bird’s Botanicals in Kansas City, MO. His green house is in a cave. Check out his web site for information and even a video when a local TV station, KC Live visited the "cave". David is bringing plants for sale.