Past Events

December 2021 Meeting

Our President Joe Grienauer started the meeting welcoming all who came to our holiday gathering.  He added a special welcome to anyone new to our group.  Joe thanked those that provided our refreshments and festive decor.  He also conducted our Annual Meeting with reports from Officers and Committee Chairpersons.  In addition, Joe thanked all the outgoing Officers and Board members and introduced all the incoming people.  He also directed the group to view all the wonderful orchids brought in by our members and follow up by voting for their favorite for the two orchid awards  We had time to eat and socialize, see beautiful orchid flowers, vote and acknowledge our orchid Trophy winners, listen to a wonderful presentation about novelty phalaenopsis, and top all off by receiving our Holiday Gift Orchid plants.

November 2021 Meeting

Our main program was a virtual talk via Zoom by Ron Parsons 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.

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.

2021 Fall Show

e had a very successful fall show this year. Many thanks to the committee co-chairs, Susan Burgess and Abigail Chang for organizing this and all the committee members for working so many long hours to bring this show to life. The comments from those attending were very positive.

Emerald City Orchids Open House – October 9/10

Emerald City Orchids is having an Open (Green)House! Sat/Sun Oct 9/10 from 10 am – 4 pm 4734 S. Tacoma Way Tacoma, WA 98409 We are hosting an indoor/outdoor Summer event with special discounts on orchid plants and other tropicals, fertilizers, pots, tree fern mounts, and more!There will be orchid cultivation seminars, orchid potting and …

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