Newsletter December 2021 – Volume 74, Issue 9

The speaker for the month of November was Ron Parsons, he spoke to us via Zoom on the “Rarities and Oddities of the Orchid World”.  Ron proceeded to show a marvelous array of amazing blooms.  He began with the terrestrials like Habenaria medusa.  He included species from around the world.  There were bee orchids, sun orchids, beard orchids, hammer orchids and lady slippers.  The monopodial group had ghost orchids & spider orchids to name just a few.  The list was amazingly long with images of these special flowers, some of which are very rare.  It was a treat to see the incredible variety of flower forms and colors exhibited across the world of orchids.

Newsletter October 2021 – Volume 74, Issue 7

We kicked off the very busy month of September with our first in-person meeting in over a year. Our Speaker was Bob Hamilton and he spoke to us on the discovery of the natural work and how that has led to the Victorian craze for growing orchids and the hobby that we have today. As it was summarized, “From the conservatory to Costco.”