Hello and Greetings,
The next General Meeting of the Napa Valley Orchid Society will take place on 11 January 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||Devon Peterson from Predatory Plants in San Francisco|
|Opportunity Table||Various carnivorous plants from Predatory Plants|
|Social Break||last names begiin with Har through Ich|
This meeting will also include the installation of newly elected officers to the NVOS Executive Board and presentation of gifts to recognize the current and outgoing members of the Board by the President, Paul Juberg. These are the folks who "made it happen" in 2018.
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.
Here is a New Year's Resolution you can enjoy, join the NVOS as we host the speaker for the night at a cassual dinner. This month, The Speaker's Dinner will take place starting at 5:30PM at Frida's Mexican Food at 1533 Trancas St. Napa. This is a chance to relaxe and get to know not only the speaker, but other members of the society.
If you would like to attend this month's meeting, please let Kathleen Ohlson know before NOON on Wednesday (January 9th) so that reservations can be made to accommodate everybody.
Fridas Mexican Grill was established in 2007. It name comes from the most famous Mexican contemporary artist “Frida Kahlo”. The restaurant was founded in Napa to show that Mexican food can be more than mom and pop taco shops. Arturo Delgadillo head chef and owner has designed an extensive menu that includes traditional plates from his hometown Jalisco with his own special touch.
Fridas Mexican Grill does not aspire to be a high-end restaurant but has proven itself that great food and amazing service does not have to come from a fancy place. Through the range and depth that Fridas expresses Mexican cousine, They were voted the number 1 Mexican restaurant in all of Napa and also the favorite restaurant 2017 for locals!
Web site, menu, directions and more information can be found here.
January Featured Speaker
This month we our honored to welcome Devon Peterson (from Predatory Plants) to discus and demonstrate the propagation of carnivorous plants. Devon has been a frequent supporting vendor at our annual shows and has presented to the NVOS in the past on various topics related to "bug eaters".
I started collecting carnivorous plants back around October 2013, and somehow now I'm vice president of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society. Things happened sort of quickly.
I like carnivores because they're almost like pets, except it's a somewhat less devastating if they get ill or die.
Devon has a blog on the internet that is very extensive showcasing his knowledge and experience with various carnivores. You can find his blog by following this link here.
If your new to Carnivores and interested in trying your hand at caring for these marvels of nature, Devon will be providing a variety for sale and on this month;s Opportunity Table. All proceeds benefit the NVOS general operating fund sothat the Society can continue to bring you the best speakers and presentations throughout the year.
Show and Tell Table
The Show and Tell table returns with the January meeting. A random judge will have the tough choice to decide First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention from among all the outstanding orchids you bring in to show off. Points are earned for the Mel Ditmer Trophy to be presented at the end of the year. If your orchid is in bloom, it can earn points!
Carolyn Nelson was honored at the holiday buffet with the Hendrick's Trophy for service and volunteering within the Napa Valley Orchid Society. Carolyn is the force in charge of maintaining the social break table for the past few years and greets everybody with a smile.
Karen Olson earned this year's Ditmer Trophy for highest score from the past year's Show and Tell Table. It is not just a total of first place awards, but an accumulation of points for first, second and third place.
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.