Hello and greetings to all new and current members. This month's meeting will feature Kathy Barrett and The Orchid Trivia Game. Looking forward to seeing all of you on Friday, February 12 at 7:00 PM.
If you have not already done so, please make current your annual dues. This can be done with a check for $20 or cash payment at the February meeting, or send payment to the following: Napa Valley Orchid Society, P.O. Box 2152, Napa, California, 94558
Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids (Lincoln, California) sent the following information regarding Sybyl's 3rd place winner from January's Show and Tell Table.
I made the C. Minipet x Orchidglade. The Orchidglade is walkeriana x aurantiaca so it combines the cold tolerance of aurantiaca with the long lasting flowers of walkeriana. The Minipet is Orpetii x coccinea so 75% coccinea. It reduces plant height and allows for red flowers on compact plants that should flower at least twice a year. We have one in the nursery that has been in flower for 7 weeks.
Gold Country Orchids web site can be found here.
THE GENERAL MEETING
Friday, February 12th at 7:00PM
The February General Meeting
PLANT DOCTOR AND SUPPLIES
The Napa Valley Orchid Society Plant Doctor will be available for diagnosing unhappy plants starting at approximately 6:30.
As for potting supplies, if you need something specific, contact the web site at and those requests will be addressed. Otherwise all suuplies are being inventoried and prepared for the upcoming Show and Sale in March.
Kathy Barrett who is an AOS judge will be our featured speaker and her topic is an Orchid Trivia Game
The Society encourages members to participate once a year in joining a few others in providing those delicious snacks and treats. It is also expected that you help and assist our snack coordinator Carolyn N. in setting up, maintaining during, and cleaning after the meeting.
|January||N - O - P||July||picnic|
|February||Q - R - S
||August||Di - E|
|March||T - U - V - W||September||F - G|
|April||X - Y - Z - A||October||H - I - J|
|May||B||November||K - L - M
|June||C - De||December||buffet|
Anyone is more than welcome to provide extra snacks during any meeting. The reward will be an extra opportunity at the plant table.
MEMBERS SALE TABLE
Members of the society are more than welcome to bring orchids to the meeting for sale to those in attendance. For more information on this, just send word to the web site at for all the details. Keep in mind, there is paperwork that must be completed prior to selling your orchids and orchid related items.
SHOW AND TELL TABLE
If you have an orchid in bloom, you are more than welcome to bring and share it with the society. January is the first month for friendly competition for the Mel Dittmer Trophy.
Tracyanum 'Neal' x Golden Elf 'Sundust Huliaos' - Vinton
Cattleya Penny Pink 'Valencia' - Vinton
Sl. Minipet x C. Orchidglade 'Amado' - Sybil
I tried finding information on the First and Third place winner from January, but had no luck on the Internet. This sometimes happens. I will continue searching and any new information on all of the above can be found on the web site.
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.
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.