Welcome to the Oregon Orchid Society, Portland, OR
October Meeting: The World Orchid Conference – October 21, 2014
- This will be a joint presentation from several of our members that participated in the World Orchid Conference in South Africa this September. Not only will they present on that event, but also on their following tour of the “Garden Route”- a botanical hot spot from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. The trip concluded with a hike up Table Mountain, a place where many rare plants, including orchids, grow. 7pm at the Ambridge Event Center (doors at 6:30).
November Meeting: Species Phalaenopsis – November 18, 2014
- Join us for a presentation by Stephanie Willis on the parents of the popular Phalaenopsis orchids. Many people are familiar with the ubiquitous Phals in grocery stores and garden centers, but the species from which these hybrids were derived are less known – yet they are very unique plants. Stephanie has a long history of making her own Phalaenopsis hybrids – often doing the flasking herself. 7pm at the Ambridge Event Center (doors at 6:30).
December Meeting: OOS Potluck and Auction – December 16, 2014
- Our annual year-end celebration is here! Bring a dish to share. The society will provide beverages, cups, plates, utensils and napkins. Also, if you have an orchid or plant related item you’d like to add to our silent auction, please bring it (it’s best to show up a bit early, 6:45 or so, if you’re doing that). Ambridge Event Center, 7pm (doors at 6:30)
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 2014 Orchid Show Dates, they’re set! Mark your calendars on April 26 & 27, 2014 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.