Hello and Greetings,
On February 14, 2019 starting at 6:45PM, the Napa Valley Orchid Society will host two presentations;
“How to pick the right plants for you” by Kathleen Ohlson from an article found in Orchids Magazine
Larraine Ewing will show pics and talk about her new pop up greenhouse.
This will take place at the Napa Valley Senior Center located at 1500 Jefferson Street in Napa. All meetings of the Napa Valley Orchid Society are free to attend and open to the public, so bring a friend or two.
Dennis Olivas of D & D Flowers, a "life member" and local vendor that supports our annual show and sale, is supplying the opportunity table for the February meeting.
2020 Membership Dues
Remember those membership renewals for 2020 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
March 21, 2020 10:00AM - 4:00PM
You are invited to attend in
Buds and Blooms,
a one day show and sale featuring a dozen orchid vendors offering a wide variety of orchids for sale.
Free Parking, Free Admission
March's Guest Speaker
April - Potting Party
May - Annual Orchid Auction
February 8, 2020 Diablo View Orchid Society Valentine's Orchid Show & Sale Saturday 10am - 4:30 pm. First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd. Concord, CA 94519. Orchid Workshops, Raffles, Repotting Service, & Orchid Sales! Admission $5,or $3 with this card (coupon below). www.DVOS.org.
February 20 – 23, 2020. Pacific Orchid Expo (POE)
February 20 – 23, 2020. Pacific Orchid Expo – “Orchids in Focus” 10:00am-5:00pm . County Fair Building ‘Hall of Flowers”, 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. http://pacorchidexpo.org/
- How to Grow & Re-bloom your Orchids: 11:00 am Saturday & Sunday
- Growing & Repotting Cymbidiums: 1 pm Saturday & Sunday
- Growing Orchids Outdoors in the Bay Area: 2 pm Saturday
- On-Site Orchid Doctor
- Premium Vendors from all over California – Featuring orchids suitable for all skill levels. Find the perfect plants for growing in your home, greenhouse or outdoors
- Member Plant Sales
- Hourly Drawings for FREE Orchids
- Silent Auction
This is a project in progress, so not all links are functioning, please check back in a few days
What orchids have bloomed in Napa by Napa Valley Orchid Society Members? Perhaps your just curious what orchids bloom in a particular month? The links below will answer your questions.
Each monthly meeting features a "Show and Tell Table" exhibiting orchids in bloom from members of the society. The top-3 orchids are awarded and a brief presentation is made on each orchid here. Just click on any of the months below and browse the orchids.
These orchids in these lists are presented in random order however it is worth browsing the entire list for each month.
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Orchids awarded a ribbon at the 2019 Show this past October can be found here.
Interested in the orchids in a specific group? Search orchid alliances (Cymbidiums, Cattleya, etc) starting here
Welcome to the Catasetinae
Catasetinae is a subtribe within the Orchidaceae and contains 8 genera. Its members are widespread in lowland tropical Central and South America up to 1,500 meters. They are found on trees, stumps or old fence posts.
Catasetinae are exclusively pollinated by male euglossine bees (aka 'orchid bee'), which are attracted to the floral fragrances, and collect them. A particular Catasetinae species may attract only one or a few species of bees from the dozens that occur in the habitat.
- Catasetum (80-120 species)
- Clowesia (7 species)
- Cyanaeorchis (3 species)
- Cycnoches (some 30 species)
- Dressleria (10 species)
- Galeandra (37 species)
- Grobya (5 species)
- Mormodes (some 70 species)
The American Orchid Society recognizes the following inter-genetic hybrids: (https://catasetinaecanada.weebly.com)
- Catamodes (cross of Catasetum and Mormodes)
- Catanoches (cross of Catasetum and Cycnoches)
- Cloughara (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Cycnoches)
- Clowesetum (cross of Catasetum and Clowesia)
- Cyclodes (cross of Clowesia, Cycnoches and Mormodes)
- Cycnodes (Cycnoches and Mormodes)
- Fredclarkeara (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Mormodes)
- Georgecarrara (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia, Cycnoches and Mormodes)
- Monnierara (cross of Catasetum, Cycnoches and Mormodes)
- Mormodia (cross of Clowesia and Mormodes)
The links below are to various grow blogs so feel free to follow along with detailed images and commenary on growing the following Caasetinaes
Catasetum Dapper Dots Catasetum sanguineum x Catasetum pileatum var. aureum
The above image was designed by and made available by FTD.com ( https://www.ftd.com/blog/share/types-of-orchids )
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.