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Sonoma County Orchid Society “Rainbow of Orchids” Annual Spring Show & Sale

The Sonoma County Orchid Society Proudly Presents Our 61st Annual Show & Sale

A Fundraising Event to Benefit The Sonoma County Orchid Society.

A weekend full of fun, education and beautiful blooming orchids to admire, photograph and purchase! A great event for the whole family!

FEATURING:

  • Skill Sessions – Learn orchid care from the experts!
  • Docent Tours – Learn about the rare & beautiful orchids in our displays. Shoot & post great pictures to Instagram, Twitter & Facebook
  • On-Site Orchid Doctor – Trouble re-blooming your orchids? Have spots or wrinkled leaves? Bring your orchid in for a check-up! Please bring your “patient” in a separate brown bag to prevent spread of disease
  • Premium Vendors from all over California – Featuring a wide range of orchids suitable for all skill levels; from the easy, yet uncommon orchids ideal for beginners to the rare & exotic for more advanced growers! Find the perfect plants for growing in your home, greenhouse or outdoors
  • Member Plant Sales – Orchids grown by our members ready for you to take home
  • Hourly Drawings for FREE Orchids and related items donated by our vendors
  • Silent Auction – Dinners, wine, tours, gift certificates, pet related supplies and other great items donated from Sonoma County merchants
  • Boutiques – Orchid, plant & garden related books, potting supplies, bark & other related decorative items.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • Repotting Cymbidiums: 11:00 AM
    Hardy, Outdoor Orchids for Beginners
  • How to Grow and Re-Bloom Your First Orchid: 1:00 PM
    Tips & Tricks for Easy Orchid Growing
  • Docent Tours: 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Please Join Us!

$8.00 Admission (Look for $1.00 Off Coupon in the Press Democrat) Children 12 and under Free – Free & Ample Parking

Advance tickets can be purchased for $7.00 online using Eventbrite. Click HERE!

2018 SCOS Show Rainbow of Orchids

Sonoma County Orchid Society “Rainbow of Orchids” Annual Spring Show & Sale

The Sonoma County Orchid Society Proudly Presents Our 61st Annual Show & Sale

A Fundraising Event to Benefit The Sonoma County Orchid Society.

A weekend full of fun, education and beautiful blooming orchids to admire, photograph and purchase! A great event for the whole family!

FEATURING:

  • Skill Sessions – Learn orchid care from the experts!
  • Docent Tours – Learn about the rare & beautiful orchids in our displays. Shoot & post great pictures to Instagram, Twitter & Facebook
  • On-Site Orchid Doctor – Trouble re-blooming your orchids? Have spots or wrinkled leaves? Bring your orchid in for a check-up! Please bring your “patient” in a separate brown bag to prevent spread of disease
  • Premium Vendors from all over California – Featuring a wide range of orchids suitable for all skill levels; from the easy, yet uncommon orchids ideal for beginners to the rare & exotic for more advanced growers! Find the perfect plants for growing in your home, greenhouse or outdoors
  • Member Plant Sales – Orchids grown by our members ready for you to take home
  • Hourly Drawings for FREE Orchids and related items donated by our vendors
  • Silent Auction – Dinners, wine, tours, gift certificates, pet related supplies and other great items donated from Sonoma County merchants
  • Boutiques – Orchid, plant & garden related books, potting supplies, bark & other related decorative items.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • Repotting Cymbidiums: 11:00 AM
    Hardy, Outdoor Orchids for Beginners
  • How to Grow and Re-Bloom Your First Orchid: 1:00 PM
    Tips & Tricks for Easy Orchid Growing
  • Docent Tours: 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Please Join Us!

$8.00 Admission (Look for $1.00 Off Coupon in the Press Democrat) Children 12 and under Free – Free & Ample Parking

Advance tickets can be purchased for $7.00 online using Eventbrite. Click HERE!

2018 SCOS Show Rainbow of Orchids

Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE)

The Pacific Orchid Exposition is the largest orchid show in the United States. The theme for the 2018 Exposition is “Curiouser and Curiouser, Orchids in Wonderland.” The theme plays off the story of “Alice in Wonderland,” and the Mad Hatter Tea Party will be the theme for the Gala.

The show features exhibits, AOS & ribbon judging, demonstrations, docent tours, “Plant Doctors”, silent auction, live music, great food, commercial vendors, thousands of beautiful orchids and flowers from all over the world and so much more!

 

Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE)

The Pacific Orchid Exposition is the largest orchid show in the United States. The theme for the 2018 Exposition is “Curiouser and Curiouser, Orchids in Wonderland.” The theme plays off the story of “Alice in Wonderland,” and the Mad Hatter Tea Party will be the theme for the Gala.

The show features exhibits, AOS & ribbon judging, demonstrations, docent tours, “Plant Doctors”, silent auction, live music, great food, commercial vendors, thousands of beautiful orchids and flowers from all over the world and so much more!

 

Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE)

The Pacific Orchid Exposition is the largest orchid show in the United States. The theme for the 2018 Exposition is “Curiouser and Curiouser, Orchids in Wonderland.” The theme plays off the story of “Alice in Wonderland,” and the Mad Hatter Tea Party will be the theme for the Gala.

The show features exhibits, AOS & ribbon judging, demonstrations, docent tours, “Plant Doctors”, silent auction, live music, great food, commercial vendors, thousands of beautiful orchids and flowers from all over the world and so much more!

CSNJC Speakers Day

2017-07 CSNJC Speakers Day

Featuring:

  • George Hatfield will talk about the latest lines in Cymbidium breeding. There are spots, stripes, splashes, pelorics (both petal and sepal) big ones, little ones, as well as spikes that go up or hang down.
  • James Rose of Cal-Orchid. While many of us know him for his Epidendrums, Grammatophylums, Lycastes, Cattleyas, Odonts and Cymbidiums he also is very knowledgeable about the orchids of Madagascar. Come hear how he grows them.
  • Roy Tokunaga will talk about Latouria Dendrobiums. He has been working with this section for over 30 years and has cracked the code on successful ways to create new hybrids. He has written extensively for both the AOS and ODC, and now is your chance to meet and talk with him.

Speakers will also have orchids for sale.
Auction with proceeds going to support the AOS
Come see AOS judging on the big screen in the main hall

AOS News – May 2017

ORCHIDS Vol 86 No. 6 April

Top Dressing Your Orchids pg 264

AOS 2017-05 Top Dressing
Cypress mulch used as top dressing will provide a little bit of acidity to counter the effects of high alkalinity water as well as allow you to top-dress coarse potting mixes with timed-release fertilizer without having it wash through the pot.

RETAIN MOISTURE by placing a layer of sphagnum moss at the top of your pot. Newly emerging roots will jump for joy! Environment humidity will also increase.
PREVENT WASHOUT of your fine bark, soil-less or terrestrial mixes by adding a top dressing.
BUFFERS ROOT ZONE pH. Alkaline water? Consider adding acid-generating top dressings to keep your potting mix in the slightly acidic range which is optimal for nutrient availability.
ADD TIMED-RELEASE FERTILIZERS so that nutrients release and wash over your roots every time your water.
Ca & Mg SUPPLEMENTS such as: granular dolomitic lime, crushed oyster shell and steamed bone and fish meal provide essential nutrients. Be aware that they do increase root zone pH.
ORGANIC additives such as Alfalfa Meal increase the organic matter in your potting medium and stimulate microbial life around your orchid roots. It also contains trace minerals and trianconatol, a natural fatty acid growth stimulant. Fish meal is a slow release fertilizer. Kelp is rich in trace minerals, plant growth regulators, vitamins, hormones, amino acids, enzymes and chelated nutrients. (i.e. Purely Organic fertilizer contains alfalfa meal and kelp)


For new members, the American Orchid Society’s ORCHIDS magazine is a monthly must! When you subscribe to a digital or mailed copy, you are invited to view live streaming webinars. You can also view the archives. Visit http://www.aos.org/orchids/webinars.aspx

AOS Webinar 2017-05

AOS WEBINAR – Orchid Aquarium / Terrarium Culture
Thursday May 11, 2017 @5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Members Only – Webinar Details PageRegistration Page

Join Daniel Geiger, Ph.D. Curator of Malacology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, California as he presents a fascinating talk on raising orchids in confined spaces, terrariums and aquariums.

– Krystal Goulart (VP & AOS Rep)