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AOS News – April 2017

AOS SPRING MEMBERS MEETING: May 17 – 21, 2017

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Homestead, Florida in conjunction with the Redland International Orchid Festival

AOS 2017-04 members meetingHotel rooms are going fast! The current hotel block is almost sold out. Make your reservations soon to take advantage of the special event pricing. https://aosmembersmeeting.com/hotel-registration/

With your full registration, you can look forward to:

– Fabulous preview event. Enjoy unprecedented vendor access and pre-sales at the Redland International Orchid Festival and a catered dinner on site.

– “Orchids through the Artists’ Eyes.” This one-of-a-kind, beautifully curated collection of orchid art will impress and delight. Do not miss it.

– Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Considered one of the best gardens in the world, it has been the home of the AOS since 2012.

– The AOS Library Collection. One of the premier orchid libraries anywhere.

Do you want to know what is happening in the AOS? Please join us at the Town Hall meeting on Saturday, May 20, at 10:00 AM during “Fairchild Day.” National award winners will be recognized, judging elevations will be announced


AOS WEBINAR #1Virus Testing and Identification
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Members Only – Webinar Details PageRegistration Page

Join Janet Lamborn of Agdia as she discusses the various types of viruses that can affect your orchids and how to test for them.

AOS WEBINAR #2Greenhouse Chat with Ron McHatton
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Members & Non-Members Invited
Webinar Details PageRegistration Page

Please join Ron McHatton, American Orchid Society Director of Education, for a Q&A session orchid culture. Please submit your questions by Sunday, April 16th to stillisch@cox.net

– Krystal Goulart (VP & AOS Rep)

AOS News – February 2017

ORCHID DIGEST Vol. 81-1 Jan, Feb, March 2017

The Role of Color in Orchids pg 30
by Carol Siegel, President of the Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society

An easy-to-read scientific article about color through the eye of the insects pollinating our favorite flower. It forces you to consider an orchid’s appeal through a different lens. Become one with a wasp, moth or fly and understand how color triggers them to eat, mate and lay eggs. Twilight Zone material!
Insects often see light spectrums that are invisible to the human eye, such as UV and Infrared light. Enhanced by their compound (faceted) eye structures, they interpret light differently from us, and it begs the question? how does orchid color make an insect tick?
This article abounds with examples of how color influences insect behaviors. Such as: white or cream colored orchids reflect light at dusk and in the evening thus attracting moths. It also discusses how the one third of nectar-lacking orchids deceive insects into the daily rituals that pollinize them. In brief, studies have found that orchids lacking nectar may be the keystone to “greater evolutionary fitness”. The insect is drawn in to eat; once realizing its follies and disappointed, it leaves immediately, flying further away. It is then attracted to other orchids, thereby increasing the natural genetic diversity of the area.
Read this article (order or check out the library copy) to better understand the electromagnetic spectrum, how insects interpret color and to learn what Batesian, generalized and guild mimicry means. Super fascinating and makes for great dinner conversation!


AOS WEBINAR #1 – The Dunes and t he Mist : Sanct uary and Ledges: Orchids of Sout hern Brazil
Thursday, February 9, 2017 @5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Members Only – Webinar Details PageRegistration Page

Join Nile Dusdieker as he chronicles a tour through Southern Brazil
looking for orchids, with Francisco Miranda and 8 of his closest
orchid friends.

AOS WEBINAR #2 – Greenhouse Chat with Ron McHatton
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Members & Non-Members Invited – Webinar Details PageRegistration Page

Please join Ron McHatton, American Orchid Society Director of Education, for a Q&A session on how to grow and care for your orchids. If you have a question, please submit your questions by Sunday, January 8th to stillisch@cox.net


–  Krystal Goulart (VP & AOS Rep)

AOS News – December 2016

Down the Eggnog & Drink Up Orchid Lore on the AOS Website!

As winter encroaches, and orchid growth diminishes, there may be time to take a breather and savor the end of that frenzied feeling you have during the rest of the year. Now that I have orchids, instead of curling up around a fire with a good suspense novel, I curl over books with names like – Vandas and Ascocendas and their Combinations with Other Genera. Yes, the simple life is over.

Though it may be hard to curl up around a computer, you can definitely curl your fingers around a mouse and still sip Hot Toddies. It is worthwhile to peruse the AOS website during this seasonal downtime to gather information about any orchid subject of interest to you. Enhance your orchid lore arsenal in preparation for the upcoming Spring. Members and non-members alike, scour the AOS website to glean tidbits that will take your growing to a new level!

Click on the All About Orchids tab to view the long list of resources provided: printable Culture Sheets, a visual dictionary of Pests and Diseases, full descriptions and cultural requirements of orchid genera from A to Z, an orchardist’s glossary (Zootrophion is a genus of 11 species with flowers resembling animal heads), the video library (20 short videos with subjects like: How to Pot a Keiki and Where to Cut a Phalaenopsis spike), links to publications, comprehensive book reviews and so much more!

AOS WEBINAR #1Judging Phalaenopsis with Tom Harper of St ones River Orchids
Tuesday, December 8, 2016 @5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Members Only – Webinar Details PageRegistration Page
1 Educational Hour for AOS Judges!!!

Phalaenopsis Joyce Stewart

Please join Tom Harper, a senior AOS Judge, owner of Stones River Orchids. Tom is a founding member of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance. Tom will discuss judging phalaenopsis. This program will qualify to fulfill one hour of the requirement of 12 education hours required annually for AOS judges.

AOS WEBINAR #2Maudiae Paphs: Past, Present and Future with Dave Sorokowsky
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Members Only – Webinar Details PageRegistration Page

'Curtis' Stripe' HCC/AOS, 77pts (Paph. Hsinying Citron x Paph. Pat Rowland) Exhib: Curtis Lutchman Coalaition of Orchid Species Symposium; 7-24-11

A look at a classic Paphiopedilum hybrid and its breeding influence. Join Dave Sorokowsky, owner of Paph Paradise, as he discusses the interesting history and hybridizing of this delightful Paph. So many of the Paph hybrids have Maudiae in their background; learn how it has influenced hybridizing over the years.

–  Krystal Goulart (VP & AOS Rep)
Photos:
Top –  ‘Krull-Smith’ AM/AOS, 82pts (Phal. Timothy CHristopher x Phal. equestris)
Exhib: Krull-Smith – Deerfield Beach OS Show: 11-15-14

Bottom – ‘Curtis’ Stripe’ HCC/AOS, 77pts (Paph. Hsinying Citron x Paph. Pat Rowland)
Exhib: Curtis Lutchman – Coalaition of Orchid Species Symposium; 7-24-11