Hello and greetings to all new and current members. This month's meeting will feature our annual Holiday Buffet and Social Gathering. Looking forward to seeing all of you on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 PM.
The December Newsletter can be read here .
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NVOS ANNUAL ELECTIONS - RESULTS
- Secretary: Larraine E. (Currently a Board Member at-large)
- Treasurer: Paul J. (Currently serves as Treasurer)
- Board Member: Karen W (Re-election to Board)
- Board Member: Patty T (Currently serves as Secretary)
- Board Member: vacant, available for a 1-year term
The NVOS Executive Board meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and are open to current members of the society.
THANK YOU DEPARTMENT
Thank you Debra Atwood of Napa Valley Orchids for sharing her abundant knowledge and passion for orchids and their culture.
Congratulations to Martha S. for winning the November Member's Orchid (Odcdm. Wildcat 'Jaguar') donated by Debra Atwood.
A number of people have asked how they can contact Debra Atwood and that information can be found by following this link.
THE GENERAL MEETING
Friday, December 11th at 7:00PM
details to be announced
Results from October:
Special thanks to our volunteer judge for making a difficult choice from over a dozen excellent orchids. (Click image for bigger display)
Laeliocattleya Blue Angel 'Glove' BM/JOGA
(Laeliocattleya. Blue Boy
x Cattleya Mini Purple)
(Nigrescent x Drumbeat)
|3rd Place||Cymbidium chen’s ruby ‘Gold Tiger’||Vinton B.|
(To Be Announced) will provide the Opportunity Table.
Keep in mind, if you received an orchid from any previous opportunity table, or any other source, and have questions on how to keep it happy and rebloom, you are more than welcome to bring it to the next meeting and ask other experienced growers for help. This is a benefit of being a member of the NVOS.
We welcome entries in our show by NVOS members! They would be eligible for ribbons and rosettes, but not our perpetual trophies unless they decided to join POS. We will be accepting plant entries from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Friday, January 22. We will also have AOS and CSA judging Friday evening, starting at 7:00. Anyone is welcome to bring entries for AOS judging between 2:30 and 7:00 without entering the plant(s) in our show.
2016 PACIFIC ORCHID EXPO:
"A Legacy of Orchids"
This year, the theme of the show is "A Legacy of Orchids" focusing on the long history of orchid collecting. We are working with the Arader Gallery of San Francisco, who will be exhibiting 1800's orchid prints and watercolors along with flowering plants of the orchids depicted in the paintings.
This year’s Exposition will take place from Friday, February 26th through Sunday, February 28th, 2016 in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.
Full details can be read by clicking here
2015 NVOS SHOW - AWARDS
A Gallery of images from the past 2015 SHOW, along with images of awarded Orchids, can be discovered here. This is a work in progress, but you are welcome to view as it is designed.
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.