Hello and Greetings,
The next General Meeting of the Napa Valley Orchid Society will take place on 8 February 2019 starting at 6:45PM. This meeting will take place at the Las Flores Community Center located at 4300 Linda Vista Ave in Napa.
|Guest Speaker||Ron Parsons on "Spring Orchids of Mallorca, Spain”|
|Opportunity Table||D & D Flowers
|Social Break||last names begiin with JOH through LU
February Featured Speaker
Ron Parsons has been growing orchids for more than 40 years, and has been interested in species orchids for most of that time. Ron loves to photograph orchids and most other flowers whenever he can, whether it be on trips to see them in nature or in collections. He loves to travel to see orchids in the wild, and does so as often as possible. Ron has more than 70,000 digital images, most of which are of orchids, and still retains a slide library that exceeds 100,000 botanical images. He has almost 3500 published photos that have appeared in magazines, periodicals, journals and books. Ron has co-authored four botanical books, all with Mary E. Gerritsen. The first two, published by Timber Press, are Masdevallias, Gems of the Orchid World and Calochortus, Mariposa Lilies and their Relatives. Our third book, a large, luxurious, 18.5 pound, two-volume set, A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species was published by Redfern Natural History Productions in January of 2014, and has 1200 pages, 1800 photos (1600 are his), and features 500 species in detail with many others included for comparison. Recently the pair worked on the new American Orchid Society cultural guide which is to be published this year.
His presentation will focus on "Spring Orchids of Mallorca, Spain”. In the spring of 2013 I traveled with my co-author Mary Gerritsen to the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain to meet up with my German friends to see the beautiful orchids and other wildflowers there. They have been there many times, and told us it is often considered by Germans the 17th state of their country! The native orchids were often plentiful, with many different species of Bee and Tongue orchids often forming large colonies. There were other beautiful flowers there, including the rarest of Peony species, the endemic Paeonia cambessedessii, and the scenery was reminiscent of a tropical island. It is an amazing destination in itself, but made even more spectacular by the flowers.
Ron's website can be explored by clicking here: http://www.flowershots.net/
2018 Membership Dues
Remember those membership renewals for 2019 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
Is the word "Orchid" singular or plural? Answer in The Potting Bench.
POE 2019 Hours Opening Night Gala:
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00–9:30 p.m. Show & Sale:
Friday and Saturday, February 22-23, 2019,
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019,
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
2019 POE Advance Sale Tickets
Purchase your tickets in advance and save! Single Day Admission: $12.00
Single Day Admission (Senior): $10.00
Weekend Admission (3 Day Pass): $30.00
Weekend 3 Day Pass with Gala: $60.00
Opening Night Gala: $50.00
2019 Pacific Orchid Exposition At-the-Door Ticket Prices
Single Day Admission: $15.00
Opening Night Gala (February 21, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.): $75.00
Admission to the Show & Sale for children under 16 is free, provided they are accompanied by an adult.
Weekend Admission and Weekend 3 Day Pass with Gala tickets only available for online, advance purchase and will not be available at the door.
March 2019 - The Annual Potting Party hosted by the Napa Valley Orchid Society
This is the perfect opportunity to learn by observation how to re-pot or perhaps divide and re-pot your orchids.
The Sonoma County Orchid Society proudly presents our Educational Orchid Exposition & Sale, Sat 3/30 10am-5pm, Sun 3/31 10am-4pm, Santa Rosa Veteran’s Bldg, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. Free parking. $8 admission, children 12 and under free.
A weekend full of fun, education and beautiful blooming orchids to admire, photograph and purchase! A great event for the whole family!
- How to Grow & Re-bloom your Orchids: 11:00 am Saturday & Sunday
- Repotting Cymbidiums: 1 pm Saturday & Sunday
- Fabulous Slide Presentation of Unusual Orchids: 3 pm Saturday
Docent Tours: 12:00 pm both days. Learn interesting details about the rare & beautiful orchids in the displays. Shoot great photos to share on Instagram and Facebook.
· 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
May 2019 - NVOS Annual Orchid Auction
Donate orchids to make room for new orchids. All proceeds benefit the general operating fund (future speakers) of the Napa Valley Orchid Society. Many items are awarded for under $15.00
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.