The next meeting of the Napa Valley Orchid Society will take place on Friday the 11th of May at 6:45PM at the Napa Senior Center located at 1500 Jefferson Street. This month's featured event will be our Annual Auction.
NVOS Annual Auction 6:45PM, 11 May 2018
This year's guest auctioneer and all around nice person is (TBD).
6:00pm - drop off donations for processing
6:30pm - Preview and registration begins
7:15pm - Auction begins
Bring a box or tray to transport your new orchids safely
Payments can be done by way of cash or check.
I know what you are thinking - orchid auctions are expensive. Of the last 8 NVOS auctions I attended, an above average number of orchids were sold for $10.00. Very few items go for more than $30 each, but it does happen, and it is fun to watch fellow members compete against each other for quality orchids.
This event is also very informative. The auctioneer (with help and input from advanced growers) will take the time to briefly detail each orchid, it's growing conditions, the bloom and some history. If you are not in the market for an orchid, this description of the item up for bid is the true benefit to those unfamiliar with orchids. Keep in mind, an overwhelming number of the orchids up for bid were grown by your friends in the society. If they can bloom it, you can bloom it to!
Preview: 6:30 - 7:00PM
You are more then welcome to browse the items for auction, and if you bring pen and paper, feel tree to take notes of items that you are interested in. Make note of the number affixed to the orchid.
Sign-up for Bidding: 6:30 - 7:00pm
As you arrive and desire to bid on auction items, you will be given a bidding paddle. This number will be used to record your winning bids by the bookkeepers.
The Auction: 7:15pm
The auction will start at approximately 7:15PM.
If you are interested in bidding on the orchid, raise, and keep raised your bidding paddle, until the bid exceeds your willingness to pay for it. Once the bid is no longer of interest, you can set your bidding paddle on the table. Do not hesitate by flip flopping. Bids happen fast enough that last paddle raised is the winner.
At the end of the auction, have ready cash or check to complete your payment at one of the bookkeepers that are designated to receive payment.
One way to participate in an orchid auction is to team up with someone, and bid on items as a pair (splitting the cost) and eventually splitting the orchid.
Gold Country Orchids Spring Open House
390 Big Ben Road
Lincoln, Ca 95648
May 4th – 6th 2018
Friday & Saturday: 9am - 5pm with a class at 11:30am on Saturday
Sunday: 10am - 4pm with a class at 12:30pm.
HUGE DISCOUNTS on all plants
SUPER SALE on L. anceps & C. walkeriana
with this flyer on any purchase over $15 or 30% discount
on any purchase over $100
Classes: Saturday: Getting the Most Out of your Paphiopedilums by
Paph Paradise Sunday: How to Get Better Blooms
** Paph Paradise will have a wide selection of slipper orchids for sale.
New hybrids and species from our awarded breeding lines.
Annual Show and Sale
October 12 and 13, 2018
October 11, at 7:00PM
“Orchids for all Ages”
Saturday, October 13 :: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sunday, October 14 :: 10:00AM to 3:30PM
Las Flores Community Center on Linda Vista Ave. in Napa.
2018 Membership Dues
Remember those membership renewals for 2018 at $20.00 cash or check payable to The Napa Valley Orchid Society. If you are unable to pay in person, they can be mailed to:
Napa Valley Orchid Society
P.O. Box 2152
Napa, California 94558
SELECT, GENERAL FLOWERING CALENDAR
|BASIC FLOWERING PERIOD|
It is important to note that the data in the above table has not been absolutely proven. Keep in mind that orchids themself, determine when they bloom, and this is dependent upon environmental factors. The biggest factor is indoor versus greenhouse growing. To best determine the flowering season, one must research the orchid of interest.