Welcome to the Oregon Orchid Society, Portland, OR
June Meeting – June 21st, 2016
- Art of Flasking; Orchid flasking for the novice Stephanie Willis will take us through the wonderful art of flasking orchids.
July Meeting – July 19, 2016
August Meeting – August 16, 2016
- A rose by any other name may be the same, but the same principle doesn’t apply to orchid taxonomy. Few things have ever generated as much discussion and dissension in the orchid-grower’s world as the massive reclassification of the plants based on their DNA. What does all the strum und drang mean, other than buying more and more plant tags? Find out from expert grower, author and American Orchid Society judge Patricia Harding at the next Oregon Orchid Society regular monthly meeting. Patricia will help unravel the confusion
The Oregon Orchid Society is a non-profit organization that emphasizes educating the Portland, Oregon area (and beyond) on the appreciation and cultivation of the orchid and conservation of native orchid habitat and would love your participation! Our general meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.in the heart of Portland at the Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, Oregon. Each meeting features a lecture or other educational program and a display of blooming plants. Visitors are always welcome! Membership is open to anyone interested in orchids. We welcome you to peruse our website. We hope you find it an enjoyable, educational and inspirational experience! And if you came here looking for our 2016 Orchid Show Dates, they’re set! Mark your calendars on April 16 & 17, 2016 for the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Orchid Show & Sale right here in the heart of Portland. We hope to see you there.
Map of the Ambridge Event Center:
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April Monthly Meeting: Rhonda’s Greenhouse – April 15, 2014 – 7pm
OOS member Rhonda is getting a greenhouse! She’s very excited – but this affords us the opportunity to help contribute to the process of greenhouse construction and to learn from it as well. If you’re a greenhouse owner, share what you’ve learned with Rhonda (and the rest of us) and if you’re considering building a greenhouse you can learn from those that have already built one. We’ll go through the process from the bottom up – prepare for a fun and engaging time!
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May Monthly Meeting: On the Media! – May 20, 2014 – 7pm
There are lots of things that orchids can grow in. One recent speaker told us about a successful orchid grower that potted in tennis shoes. OK, we won’t be discussing things THAT outside-the-box, but we will look at the many options for orchid media – with the goal of helping you decide the best way to grow the orchids you have, and the orchids you want. We’ll be preparing for a group supply order that you’re welcome to participate in.
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The largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, this orchid show has vendors and exhibitors from near and far. It’s always a fun time and includes educational seminars, orchid repotting, photo contest, auction, American Orchid Society judged displays and, of course, thousands of orchids for sale. You can buy tickets online or print out a discount coupon. Keep your eye on our showpage for information including participating orchid vendors.