Meetings, Events, and Shows

Content about NWOS shows and events.

October 10 2022 Meeting: Speaker, Tyler Albrecht – “An Exploration of the Fluffy and Puffy Parvisepalum Paphiopedilums”

Tyler Albrecht was born and raised in Silicon Valley but currently resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife Dana and two children Reece and Reagan. Between running Reagan to her horse riding lessons 5 days a week and taking Reece to the Taekwondo studio three days a week. Not forgetting the multiple day competitions for both, Tyler is able to mix in dates with Dana and repotting orchids. 

September 12 2022 Meeting: Speaker, Tom Etheridge – “Odontoglossums Then and Now, Has Anything Changed?”

Tom Etheridge has been growing orchids for about 45 years, having first started out with Vandas and Cattleyas while growing up in Florida. Since the mid-1990s he has lived in Oregon where he now specializes in orchids that thrive in the cool Pacific Northwest – Odontoglossums, Masdevallias, and Draculas. He is an Accredited Judge in, and chair of, the Pacific Northwest Judging Center and is a past Vice-President and Board Member of the AOS. Professionally, he holds a PhD in chemistry and retired last year from a 25+ year career at HP where he was the company’s Carbon Footprint Program Manager.

May 9 2022 Meeting: Speaker, Bill Goldner, Ph. D. – “New Looks for Miniature Phragmipedium Hybrids and Other New Lines of Breeding”

Dr. Bill Goldner is best known in the orchid world as the owner of Woodstream Orchids with his wife Lynn Evans-Goldner.
Woodstream Orchids (WSO) is a leading hybridizer and producer of Phragmipediums, Paphiopedilum species, and Epidendrums. They are well known for their innovative miniature Phrag hybrids. They are currently upping their game to include white and yellow Phrag hybrids.

April 11 2022 Meeting: Speaker, Kelly McCracken – “Artificial Lighting”

Kelly McCracken, owner of High Desert Orchids started as an avid hobbyist, and like many of you, couldn’t stop buying plants. Quickly one greenhouse became two, and now she grows plants in a unique 3,000 sq ft high-bay industrial warehouse space all under artificial lights. Kelly specializes in miniature plants, with a particular affection for miniature Cattleyas , Angraecoids, Jewel Orchids, and Dendrobiums.

January 2022 Speaker: Theresa Hill – “Paphiopedilum charlesworthii a Giant Among Miniatures”

Theresa Hill is a partner in Hillsview Gardens, growers of fine quality Paphiopedilums, Miltoniopsis, and Masdevallias. Hillsview Gardens supplies a wide variety of hybrids and species – from connoisseur-quality divisions and specimen plants for discriminating hobbyists, cutting-edge hybrids in wholesale quantities for retail nurseries, and outstanding decorator quality plants to chain stores in Portland, Oregon.

December 2021 Speaker: David Edgley: “Novelty Phalaenopsis”

David has been growing Phalaenopsis for decades, introduced them as a teenager living on a Navy base in the Philippines. A hobby grower, David has been active in local societies and shows, spreading the good news about Phalaenopsis. In his small and rather crowded (10’x12′) greenhouse in the Pacific Northwest, David grows hundreds of orchids, primarily Phalaenopsis. In addition, David has made several of his own crosses. He is an accredited American Orchid Society judge, member of the board of trustees of the AOS, serves on various AOS committees, and is treasurer of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA).

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