Welcome to the Oregon Orchid Society, Portland, OR
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This month we have Joe of Emerald City Orchids coming down from Seattle to talk about some of his travels in Asia and some of the bizarre and
strange forms of potting he has experienced. Joe always gives a humorous and dynamic talk, this surely will not disappoint. Our meetings are always a fun time of education and socializing (and a few snacks). Hope you can make it!
Our monthly meetings are held at the Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland.
GROWISER stands for “Grande Ronde Overlook Wildflower Institute Serving Ecological Restoration”. This preserve is in the La Grande area (4 hours east of Portland) and has a focus on Oregon’s native plants including an emphasis on the elegant Cypripedium montanum slipper orchid. We’ll be hunting with our guide, preserve proprietor Andy Huber, for this beautiful bloomer and a number of other orchids that typically are in bloom at that time. Bring your camera!
We’re very, very excited to announce that this 2013 trip to GROWISER will involve a feature story on the Andy and the preserve as well as our society by OPB TV’s Oregon Field Guide! For those who have seen Oregon Field Guide and have also gone on a GROWISER tour, you’re certainly aware that this is a perfect story for their format. We’re glad to be a part of it.
If you’re interested in participating in this trip, please let us know via our main contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. More details to come.
The Oregon Orchid Society is once again honored to be partnering with the Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland, Oregon to present orchids in the garden. The Lan Su Chinese Garden’s poetic name (inscribed in Chinese above the garden’s entryway) is “The Garden of Awakening Orchids”. It is truly a gem in the heart of Portland! The society will give lectures, repotting demos and have a display of blooming orchids to share with the public.