Spring Show

Join the Utah Orchid Society in celebrating Spring with our Show themed “Forest Gems”. The Spring show is an AOS judged event and is being held at the Red Butte Garden located at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Setup: Friday, April 4th, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Show Times: Saturday, April 5th, 9:00 am to 7:30 pm And Sunday, April 6th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Note: This show is an exhibit show. Members and non-members are most welcome to exhibit plants in the society exhibit if you do not wish to create and setup an exhibit. Select "Orchid Show" in the Pages column to the right for additional information.

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

We have Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids as our speaker for the April meeting. Alan will be giving a talk titled: Understanding species/hybrids culture.

Note that April 7th is the first Monday of the month, not our typical second Monday of the month for meetings.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Meeting – Monday, December 9th, Door Open: 6:30 PM, Potluck Start: 7:00 PM

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.

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

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).

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Utah Orchid Society Fall Show 2013

Fall 2013 Show Poster
Show Time

Be sure to carve out some time to visit our show Saturday, November 2nd (9 am to 5 pm) or Sunday, November 3rd (9am to 5pm).
You do not need to be a member to enter your orchid(s) in the show. Please drop by the Red Butte Garden Orangerie Friday, November 1st from 1 pm to 6 pm to enter your plant(s). Checkout “Orchid Show” under Pages (right column) for additional information.
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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President’s Message – October, 2013

Now that the society is meeting regularly again I can appreciate the collective expertise we amass at any of our gatherings. As I write this, I have a Dendrobium kingianum outside under a tall rose bush. It is a rainy day with night temperatures predicted to be in the forties. While such conditions would be fatal to some members of the dendrobium clan, I know this species can tolerate them just fine, and will probably appreciate nature watering it with a purer product than the tap water I generally use. My source for this information, our own Clint Lewis, will be presenting to us next Monday, the 14th, and will be talking to us about Dendrobium culture. I look forward to learning more about this vast family of plants.

Just as I enjoy learning about any of the plants I grow from the seasoned or new and enthusiastic members, I try not to take for granted the participation of all our society members. You all provide great guidance and contribute so much to each other. Please join us at the Kyoto restaurant, and/or our meeting if you are able.

Markus

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

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.

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