The next meeting of the Napa Valley Orchid Society will take place on Friday the 10th of August at 6:45PM at the Napa Senior Center located at 1500 Jefferson Street.
|Featured Speaker||Ernesto Sandoval|
|Topic||“The Inside / Outside of Orchids”|
||last names beginning with At- through Beau-
Napa Valley Orchid Society will host this month's featured speaker, Ernesto Sandoval at Mango on Main ( a.k.a.Mini Mango Thai Bistro) located at 1142 Main Street, (between Main St. and Pearl St.) in Napa. Please plan on arriving before 5:30PM. For more information and a reservation contact Katheen Ohlson at <firstname.lastname@example.org> by this Wednesday.
“The Inside / Outside of Orchids”
Have you ever wondered why your plant has a sudden burst of growth after transplanting? Or how the plant "knows" to grow new parts when pruned or how a cutting knows to make roots? Find answers to these questions and others about why your plants grow the way they do during this Informative but not so technical presentation by Ernesto Sandoval, Director of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.
Ernesto Sandoval has been wondering and seeking questions to why plants look the way that they do for a long time. Now he explains and interprets the world of plants to a variety of ages and experiences from K-12 to professionals and Master Gardeners. He regularly lectures to Garden Clubs throughout the year and particularly to Succulent Clubs throughout the State and elsewhere since that group of plants is his particular passion within his general passion for plants. He describes himself as a Jose of all plants master of none. Ernesto thoroughly enjoys helping others, and gardeners in particular, to understand why plants do what they do. Orchids, because of the way they grow are of particular fascination with him.
When he was about 13 he asked his dad why one tree was pruned a particular way and another tree another way. His dad answered bluntly "because that's the way you do it.” Since then he's been learning and teaching himself the answers to those and many other questions by getting a degree at UC Davis in Botany and working from student weeder/waterer to Curator/Manager over the last 24 years at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. He's long left the "mow blow and go" monoculture landscape gardening world and has immersed himself in the world of polyculture and biodiversity by growing several thousand types of plants at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, many of them orchids. He loves the technical language but prefers to relate information in more understandable methods of communication! By helping people to understand the workings of plants he hopes to help us better understand how to and why our plants do what they do. "Plant people are nice people," says Sandoval. "There's something about working in a garden and nurturing plants and flowers that makes one more peaceful and calm."
Show and Tell Table
The Show and Tell table returns with the June meeting. A random judge will have the tough choice to decide First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention from among all the outstanding orchids you bring in to show off. Points are earned for the Mel Ditmer Trophy to be presented at the end of the year. If your orchid is in bloom, it can earn points!
|Paphiopedilum rothschildianum||Dabra Atwood|
Photo copyrighted by Eric Hunt.
|Oncidium Catatante||Jim Ladwig
Debra Atwood was also recognized with the honorable mention for her Vanda pink spot #57
This month's Opportunity Table will be provided by Sunset Valley Orchids (Fred Clark) <http://www.sunsetvalleyorchids.com/>.
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.