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Ocean State Orchid Society 2018 Event Calendar

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

May Meeting
Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Grow and Show

This month’s meeting will focus on something different: growing orchids from seedlings. Each participant will receive an orchid seedling, a pot and growing medium. We’ll pot them up at the meeting and discuss their care.
Next year, we’ll bring our seedlings to a meeting to see how they fared and compare growth.


PUBLIC WELCOME!

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail (Rte 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.

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April Meeting
Saturday, April 14, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Discussion of our club’s Nutmeg Orchid Show display. The show took place March 17-18.

There will be a Grow and Show table filled with members' orchids, and members will be happy to answer your orchid questions.

Admission is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Rocky Hill Grange
1340 South County Trail (Rte 2)
East Greenwich, R.I.

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March 10, 2018
Saturday 1:00 pm

“Paphiopedilums and Their Differences"

This month’s speaker will be Glenn Decker, owner of Piping Rock Orchids, Galway, N.J. Piping Rock, an award-winning grower specializing in Paphiopedilums and  Phragmipediums, has been in business for 20 years.
Glenn will have a variety of orchids for sale.
Plants can also be pre-ordered at: www.pipingrockorchids.com

There will also be a Grow and Show table and a raffle.
                                               

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January 13, 2018
Saturday 1:00 pm

Grow and Show

This meeting will feature an extra-large grow and show table. What do you have in winter bloom and what was your holiday party gift? Please bring it in so that we can learn about some unusual orchids.
You can also bring in plants you are having trouble getting to flower. No bug problems, please!

La Quinta Inn and Suites
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ’s)

PUBLIC WELCOME

Directions

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December 9, 2017

Members' holiday party!

The annual OSOS members' holiday party, featuring a catered luncheon, will take place at 1 p.m.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

Directions


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November 11, 2017
1 pm

OSOS at the
Massachusetts Orchid Show

This meeting will be devoted to a discussion of our club's participation in the Massachusetts Orchid Show, which takes place at Mahoney's Garden Center in Winchester from November 3 - 5.

Several of our members have entered plants in this show and will be bringing those plants to our meeting. Any plants purchased by members at the show should also be brought in.

Members will discuss the “show plants” in the context of the club's display as well as their merits as individual plants.

Plants that won awards will be considered in the context of what made them winners.
As for plants purchased at the show, members will be asked to talk about what prompted them to buy those particular plants.

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October 14, 2017
1:00 pm

Topic: Pollination

Did you know that orchid flowers have evolved for a single purpose: To seduce pollinators? We will view the PBS documentary, “Plants Behaving Badly,” and discuss the role of pollination in orchids.

Silent auction: Bring plants from your collection that you no longer want for a silent auction that will take place during the meeting. No bugs, please!

As always, there will be a Grow and Show table and a raffle.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

Directions

PUBLIC WELCOME!

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September 9, 2017  1:00 PM

Japanese Orchids: “The Small and the Mighty” Kristen Uthus, owner of New World Orchids, MI. Miniatures, especially Japanese, are her specialty. She will have a variety of
orchids for sale.
www.newworldorchids.com

There will also be a Grow and Show Table and a raffle.

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June 10, 2017, 1:00 pm

Topic: Advice and Accolades

Bring your blooming plants, as well any plants you might be having problems getting to bloom. No bugs please! Members will also be discussing bringing their plants outside for the summer; which plants do best outdoors and how to prepare and place them.

There will also be a  a raffle

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

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May Meeting

May 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Topic: Yes, you can grow vandaceous orchids!

Speaker: Kim Feddersen, owner of Fair Orchids: fairorchids.com
Kim has been growing orchids since 1968, specializing in Paphiopedilum and smaller vandaceous plants.
She will have plants for sale

There will also be a Grow and Show table and a raffle

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

Directions

PUBLIC WELCOME!

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

OSOS Annual Auction

Preview: 10:00 a.m.
Auction: 10:30 a.m.

This auction will feature fascinating and beautiful orchids imported from a grower in Hawaii. There will also be a “grow and show” table filled with members' orchids. This event is open to the public, and whether you come to buy plants or just to look, members will be pleased to answer your orchid-related questions.

Payments by cash or check only. (No credit cards)

Free refreshments.

North Kingstown Community Center
30 Beach Street
Wickford

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March 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Grow and Show Table

This meeting will feature an extra-large grow and show table. Bring your blooming plants and those you are having trouble getting to flower. No bug problems, please!

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

Directions

PUBLIC WELCOME!

 

February

The February monthly meeting will be replaced by a field trip on February 11 to the New Hampshire Orchid Society's annual show.

More information on the show is available on the New Hampshire Orchid Society's web page:
www.nhorchids.org/2017show

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January 14, 2017 1 pm

Orchid Pests

Anyone who grows orchids has been confronted with the pests that can infest them. Members will share their experiences with orchid pests and the controls they have used. The American Orchid Society's DVD will serve as the basic guide for the discussion.

There will be a Grow and Show table.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

PUBLIC WELCOME!

Directions

(Subject to change)



The Ocean State Orchid Society's exhibit at the Cape & Island Orchid Show 2013.

 

Grow & show table at the July meeting/summer celebration. BELOW: Photos from our 2015 & 2010 auctions.

 

Decisions, decisions, 2015 OSOS Silent Auction.

 

Auction bidding at the 2015 OSOS Silent Auction.

 

Over 50 orchids at the 2015 OSOS Silent Auction.

 

Orchids for auction clearly labeled for quick, easy bidding.

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