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Ocean State Orchid Society 2019 Event Calendar

A yearly calendar of our meetings, events and various society orchid shows in and around New England.

November 9, 2019 1:00 pm

All Cattleya Species Are Not The Same


Club member Jeff Bookbinder will discuss the differences of various types of Cattleyas as well as their growing needs. He will help dispel myths we may have as to their "all being grown as one.”

There will be a grow and show table and raffle.

Public welcome!

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail
(Rte. 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.
(Enter through door at rear of building on the lower level)
 

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December 14, 2019 1:00 pm

Member's Holiday Party

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail
(Rte. 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.
(Enter through door at rear of building on the lower level)
 

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January 11, 2020 1:00 pm

TBA

Public welcome!

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail
(Rte. 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.
(Enter through door at rear of building on the lower level)
 

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February 8, 2020 1:00 pm

TBA

Public welcome!

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail
(Rte. 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.
(Enter through door at rear of building on the lower level)
 

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March 14, 2020 1:00 pm

TBA

Public welcome!

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail
(Rte. 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.
(Enter through door at rear of building on the lower level)
 

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April 18, 2020 1:00 pm

TBA

Public welcome!

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail
(Rte. 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.
(Enter through door at rear of building on the lower level)
 

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May 9, 2020 1:00 pm

TBA

Public welcome!

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail
(Rte. 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.
(Enter through door at rear of building on the lower level)
 

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June 13, 2020 1:00 pm

TBA

Public welcome!

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail
(Rte. 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.
(Enter through door at rear of building on the lower level)
 

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September 14, 2019 1:00 pm

Cymbidiums: an overview of the more important species, hybrid types and cultural requirements.

Guest speaker: Kim Feddersen, Owner of Fair Orchids, Maplewood, New Jersey

Kim has been growing orchids for more than 50 years and has won many AOS awards. He will have orchids for sale.

We will have the usual “grow and show” table and raffle.

Public welcome!

 

Saturday June 8, 2019
1:00 pm

Raising Orchid Babies

Club member Bill Cicchelli will discuss growing orchid seedlings in flasks.
Bill is growing two species: Dendrobium amabile and Coelogyne celebensis. He will bring in his set-up and explain the process of transferring young orchids from flasks to pots.

There will also be the usual Grow and Show table and raffle.
Please note: This will be the club’s last meeting until September 14.

PUBLIC WELCOME!

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Saturday May 11, 2019
1:00 pm

Advanced Windowsill Growing

Guest speaker: Helen Hersh, Owner of Mount Prospect Orchids, www.mountprospectorchids.com

Helen began her career growing orchids on her windowsill, winning AOS awards for her windowsill-grown Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums. She will be sharing culture tips, including which orchids are best suited to windowsill growers. She will also have orchids for sale.

We will have the usual “grow and show” table and raffle.
Public welcome!

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m.


ORCHID AUCTION

The Ocean State Orchid Society will be hosting an auction of beautiful orchids. Please note change in our usual meeting time:

Preview 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Auction 10:30-1:00 p.m.

Cash or check only. No credit cards

Also on display will be club members’ orchids. Members will be on hand to answer questions.

Refreshments & Door Prize

Auction will take place at Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail (Route 2), East Greenwich
Enter through rear. Auction will take place downstairs.

Admission is free and the public is welcome. This is a great opportunity to see orchids you won’t find in the big box stores

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Saturday, March 9, 2019
1:00 pm

Learn about LECA

Club member Kyle Fiedler will lead this meeting, entitled: Growing Orchids in LECA as a medium.” LECA, or light expanded clay aggregate, is an aggregate made by heating clay to a high temperature in a kiln.
Members are asked to bring in a plant that needs re-potting and the club will supply the LECA.

There will also be the usual Grow and Show table and raffle.

PUBLIC WELCOME!

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Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019

Members Carpool Trip to the New Hampshire Orchid Show

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Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
1:00 pm

Annual Meeting:
Election of Board members

This month’s topic of discussion (with handout) will be: The many uses of hydrogen peroxide in growing orchids.

We will also have the usual “grow and show” table & raffle.

PUBLIC WELCOME!

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(Subject to change)


Grow & show table at the July meeting/summer celebration. BELOW: Photos from our auctions.

 

Decisions, decisions, OSOS Silent Auction.

Auction bidding at the OSOS Silent Auction.

Over 50 orchids at the OSOS Silent Auction.

Orchids for auction clearly labeled for quick, easy bidding.

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