Members start gathering after 1:00
PM for setting up plant displays, looking at each others' plants and
socializing over light refreshments, with the formal meeting
Most meetings include an illustrated lecture given by an expert
invited from around the country. The talks are generally broad
enough for everyone, with a sprinkling of items of particular
interest for the specialist.
|Our meeting have included talks on these topics:
- Selecting Orchids for the Beginner
- Growing Orchids under Lights
- Choice Orchids for the Windowsill
- The Best of the Bulbophyllums
- Bifoliate Cattleyas
The meetings also include a beginner's forum where beginners can
ask specific questions of the more experienced growers in the club.
At each meeting, we have show tables set up to display our
members' blooming plants for all to enjoy. Dozens of plants are on
display each month, from species to complex hybrids, all in
magnificent bloom. Plants range in size from miniatures to large
plants with 2'-3' sprays of blooms. At the end of the formal
meeting, an experienced grower will discuss each plant and some of
the culture. A copy of the show table slip is available here.
At most meetings, there is a sales table where members offer
plants for sale, many times at bargain prices. You'll find seedlings
and divisions as well as mature plants. Sometimes visiting guest
speakers may have plants and growing supplies for sale.
Special activities include an annual auction, a holiday party, a
mid-winter luncheon, a picnic, as well as sponsored bus trips to
orchid shows in New York and Boston.