AOS News – November 2016

AOS WEBINARS – Members & Non-Members Invited

The AOS does a great job in offering webinars (online video presentations) to everyone at all hours of the day and night. Greenhouse chats about orchid culture and in-depth discussions regarding your favorite orchid genus, pest management and conservation are but a few of the subjects offered through this
highly accessible service. All you need is access to a computer.

What are the Greenhouse Chats all about? They are Q & A sessions giving broad spectrum overviews of orchid culture. Great for the BEGINNER looking to pinpoint a problem or looking for direction before doing further research. Free to all. September’s session touched on subjects ranging from mealybugs, growing under lights, orchid naming, magic carpets, re-blooming and fertilizer. Ron McHatton speaks to a worldwide audience, so his discussions cover a wide angle view.

Registered and missed it? No worries. You can still watch last September’s webinar, Wonderful World of Phragmipediums by Jason Fischer. Did you know that the most successful pollination of P. besseae occurs within the first 48 hrs of blooming? Get to it!

New to it all? Visit the AOS website and scroll to the bottom. Click on the Webinars image. Scroll through listings of future and past webinars dating back t o March 2014. Register for an upcoming webinar or instantly view an old one! Click on your subject of choice, click watch now, enter your name and email address, click register and instantly watch at your leisure. Press pause, re-wind or fast-forward. Re-watch again! You control it. You don’t have to register for an upcoming webinar to be a part of it.

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Please take advantage of this wonderfully educational service. While most webinars are open to non-members, some do require AOS membership – just another great reason to join!

AOS WEBINAR #1Greenhouse Chat with Ron McHatton
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Members & Non-Members Invited – Visit Registration 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 questions, please submit them by November 8th to

AOS WEBINAR #2How to Grow Killer Odonts Without Getting Frostbite with Russ Vernon
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Members Only – Visit Registration Page

How to Grow Killer OdontsLearn how to grow those fabulous Odontoglossums! The regal Odontoglossums have a long tradition of finding favor among orchid connoisseurs. Their colorful and often intricately patterned flowers make them well worth the effort to grow them if you can provide the right conditions. Join Russ Vernon as he shows how their cultural requirements can be easily met.