Meetings, Events, and Shows

Content about NWOS shows and events.

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).

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.

October 2021 Speaker: Andy Easton on “Breeding Warmth Tolerant and Mini/Intermidate Cymbidiums”

Professional orchid grower since graduation from Colorado State University in 1972. Accredited as AOS judge in 1978, since retired! Grew orchids in Santa Barbara 1978-1985 then moved back to New Zealand and started Geyserland Orchids. Returned to Florida as AOS Director of Education 2000. Moved back to California in 2007 and operated New Horizon Orchids until 2018 when we moved the business to Colombia. Plants housed at Colomborquideas where l work primarily with Cymbidiums, the Odontoglossum Alliance and a hobby collection of Cattleyas.

September 2021 Speaker: Robert Hamilton on “The Orchid Craze”

I was born in Berkeley, California in 1946 to native parents and educated in the Berkeley School System. I gave up studies in physics to pursue a career as a scientific glassblower specializing in the fabrication of experimental electron tubes, lasers and optics, eventually becoming UC Berkeley’s Principal Scientific Glassblower. As a glassblower I had …

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