Welcome to the Napa Valley Orchid Society
The annual NVOS Show and Sale is the 14th and 15th of March (2015) with judging on Friday the 13th. For more information, click here.
The Napa Valley Orchid Society is a community-based non-profit group focused on the cultivation, education and conservation of orchids.
The Society meets on the second Friday of each month at the Napa Valley Senior Center. Meetings are from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Click here for a map to the Senior Center in Napa.
Congratulations to the society for raising over $1400 to supplement the general fund. A special thanks to Sue D. for coordinating the event and Tom P. and Liz C. for educating and entertaining as the auctioneers.
MEMBERSHIP DUES: Annual membership dues of $20. shall be for the first member, which shall include one other family member living at the same address. Annual dues become due and payable at the January meeting and paid by the March meeting to retain membership and be included in the roster. Dues may be paid at a meeting or mailed to NVOS, PO Box 2152, Napa CA 94558.
Thanks for your prompt payment! Dues must be made current before entering orchids for AOS ribbon judging and membership sales at the Orchid Fiesta
|President||Karen O.||Vice President||Kathleen O.|
|Treasurer||Paul J.||Secretary||Patty T.|
|Board Members:||Karen W.||Lynn A.|
|Larraine E.||Carolyn N.||Vinton B.|
|Plant Doctor:||Vinton B.||Show Chairperson:||Peri P.|
|Greeter:||Alysha D.||Librarian:||Cynthia B.|
|Newsletter / Web site:||Andy W.||Refreshments:.||Carolyn N.|
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FEBRUARY 13, 7:00PM
Guest Speaker: Ricky Wong
The Japanese Samurai Orchid
MEET AND GREET THE GUEST SPEAKER:
The NVOS hosts the guest speaker starting at 5:00pm at a location to be determined. This is a chance to grab a bite to eat and chat with Ricky Wong and other members of the society in an informal setting.
Have an unhappy orchid? Free consultations by the NVOS Plant Doctor is available starting at 6:30PM.
The President of the Society will welcome everybody starting at 7:00pm sharp with some general announcements and then the guest speaker will be introduced.
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER: Ricky Wong
The Japanese Samurai Orchid
Ricky Wong started his interest in orchids while he was in elementary school. In 1995, he received a Phalaenopsis as his first orchid and his collection has grown ever since. After graduating from college, he started to volunteer extensively at OrchidMania, where his passion for orchids continued to grow. Ricky is currently part of the AOS judging program and is a Probationary Judge. He is currently a Director at large for the Orchid Society of California (OSC), and has been in various board positions with the OSC. Ricky grows exclusively outdoors without the use of a greenhouse and prefers to grow cool to cold growing species and primary hybrids that do well outdoors year-round in the Bay Area.
How to grow
Neofinetia falcata is epiphytic orchid native to Japan. It grows slowly but they have strong vital energy. It does not particulatly require fertilizer. Give it dilute fertilizer if you want to. The best place for Neofinetia falcata is a shady and airly place. Need at least 50% shade. They do not need much water because originally it grows as it gets water from rain and humidity in air. Do not give it excessive water to avoid root rot. It would be proper to water them by mist everyday if you live in the place where is dry. Sphagnum moss, bark and coconut fiber will work for them. (of curse mounting on tree or stone will be great too!)
A number of quick topics related to the NVOS Show and Sale on March 13, 14 and 15 will be discussed along with Q and A.
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 then welcome to provide extra snacks during any meeting. The reward will be an extra opportunity ticket.
SHOW AND TELL
During a majority of the monthly meeting of the NVOS, members are encouraged to bring blooming orchids to show off their hard work. Points are given to the top three orchids and these awarded points determine the annual winner of the Mel Dittmer Trophy awarded to the highest point winner at the December holiday social. Due to January's auction, there was no Show and Tell.
Those in attendance will have the opportunity to win orchids from the plant table. This month's plant table will be provided by (to be determined). More information on this is available at the meeting.
VOLUNTEER POSITION OPEN:
At general meetings, we need one volunteer (or married couple) to handle the sale of opportunity tickets. This is a great way to meet and get to know all other members of the society. If interested, send a word to the web site, or let any of the members of the Executive Board know your intent.
Remember the November meeting where the AOS Judges became intrigued with the many orchids members brought in for judging. Karen O. was granted a provisional award for her Cym. erythraeum 'Lady of China', HCC 78
Description: Fifty-two flowers and two buds on five upright inflorescences; sepals and petals olive green, red-brown stripes and spots; lip white, basally striped red-brown; side lobes red-brown striped; substance firm; texture matte.
Earlier in November, Sue D. exhibited at the Judging Center in Sacramento a Rlc. Memoria Anna Balmores 'Convex' (C. Memoria Robert Strait x Rlc. Good News) earning an HCC 78