Robert Culver

Plant Table – November 2021

November continued to provide a bounty of blooms for the plant table. It is hopefully a propitious sign for the upcoming months and what we can expect for the Flower and Garden Festival. Remember, next month is trophy month. We each will be able to enter a plant for the Shoenfeld Trophy and the Northen Trophy, the latter must be a miniature.

OCTOBER 2021 Meeting

Our main presentation by Andy Easton on the topic of Warmth Tolerant Cymbidiums. He showed many small Cymbidiums and included some of the important species like ensifolium, madidum, parishii, aloifolium and so on. He then included a number of the medium growing hybrids. Andy also spoke about the timing of blooming for various seasonal considerations such as Christmas and Mother’s Day.

November 2021 Speaker: Ron Parsons: “Rarities and Oddities of the Orchid World”

Ron Parsons has been growing orchids for more than 45 years, and has been interested in the species for most of that time. He loves to photograph orchids and other flowers whenever he can, and does so as often as possible. Ron has more than 90,000 digital images, most of which are of orchids, and still retains a slide library that exceeds 100,000 botanical images.

Plant Table – October 2021

The month of September was busy for the society and for some of us our plants had a real workout. They had trips to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and then onto the NWOS Fall show at Volunteer Park. In spite of all that travel we had a bountiful plant table for October. Thank you everyone for brining your plants in for our enjoyment.