Massachusetts
Orchid Society

Upcoming Events

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Sons of Italy Winchester, 117 Swanton Street, Winchester, MA. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm, but many members show up about about 7 pm to grab a cup of coffee, socialize and set up their plants on the show table.

Guests are always welcome!


Please see event descriptions for all other event times & locations.

Upcoming events

    • 06 Sep 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 09 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester MA

    Auction List: http://massorchid.org/auction

    Please note 7 p.m. start time!

    It's Auction time again! The Auction is the September Massachusetts Orchid Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014! Please note there is no show table this month..

    All plant donations are tax deductible, and plants that go for over the fair market value can have the excess deducted (I believe this is correct but please check with your tax professionals to verify...). 

    This is the society's biggest fundraiser and your help is essential! If you have plants you're planning on donating, please let me know in advance so that we can get some lists up on the website. Thanks!

    Contact Adrienne at adrienne at massorchid dot org (tricky anti-spam measure)

    • 13 Sep 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH
    In conjunction with the monthly New Hampshire Orchid Society meeting, IPA is pleased to present a great Speakers’ Day, Focusing on Phalaenopsis. This day-long event will include keynote speaker, Norman Fang of Norman's Orchids (http://www.orchids.com), who will cover Growing in Moss, Part II. Joining him will be Mike Mims, an young and much awarded novelty Phal hybridizer, and Carri Raven-Riemann, past IPA President and current regional director, sharing some of the newest directions in breeding as seen in Taiwan.

    Registration deadline is August 30, 2014.

    NHOS members may register online or email Chuck Crisler at ccrislerathome@gmail.com.

    Non-NHOS members, please send your $15 check made out to IPA to arrive no later than August 30, 2014 to:

    IPA
    c/o Marilyn Shapiro
    235 E. 87th St, Apt 5L
    New York, NY 10128

    IPA website: www.phal.org

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

    8:30 - 9:15 am
    Morning Refreshments & Sales Tables Open

    9:30 - 10:15 am
    Mike Mims
    A Colorful Vision for Fragrant Phalaenopsis: Hybridizing at Home    

    10:30 - 11:15 am
    Carri Raven-Riemann
    Beyond the Ordinary:  Brilliant New Directions    

    11:15 - 11:45 am
    Mini Auction (to raise funds for future meetings)

    11:45 - 12:45 pm
    Lunch Break & Sales Tables Open

    12:45 - 1:30 pm
    Review of the Show Table

    1:30 - 2:15 pm
    Norman Fang
    Part II: Success in Growing in Moss
     
    2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Roundtable Discussion with the Speakers

    For Vendor Pre-Order Lists - Please mention "IPA Regional Pre-Order" in subject line:

     

    OrchidPhile: orchidphile@optimum.net

    PRE-ORDER LIST - General - Fall 2014.pdf

    PRE-ORDER LIST - Hobby Grower Select - Fall 2014.pdf


    Norman's Orchids:  www.orchids.com 

    Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies:  www.kkorchid.com

    • 04 Oct 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 14 Oct 2014
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Alan Koch, owner of Gold Country Orchids, will give his Orchids Culture 101 talk which covers the many orchid alliances. It's basic program for all growers covering orchid nutrition, basic genetics, how to anticipate what will bloom out of a cross and which plant you should purchase. Any grower will be sure to learn something from this talk. Bring lots of questions and something to write his answers on.

    He will have orchids for sale at our meeting. You can also preorder plants from his select plant list here:

    Gold Country Orchids Limited Availability.docx

    and on their website:

    http://www.goldcountryorchids.com.

    Alan offers a 20% discount on all preorders and free freight.  To be able to take advantage of this you need to do the following:
    1. Under discount enter the following code, GCOD (case sensitive)
    2. Under shipping enter ship to a society
    3. Under comments enter the name of your society or event we are to bring your plants.
    You may email in your pre-order or call it in. This can be paid through their Paypal account via  gcorchids@aol.com, with your credit card if you phone in your order or at the meeting with cash or check.

    As Gold Country Orchids is re-building their website. it may be easier to email or phone in your order.

    • 08 Nov 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 11 Nov 2014
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Jason Fischer, of Orchids Limited, will be our speaker. 

    Topic: TBA

    He will have orchids for sale. To preorder go to:
    • 06 Dec 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sons of Italy Winchester, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Let’s have some fun. Bring your food, your orchids, and holiday cheer.

    Turkey, ham and drinks will be provided by MOS. The rest is up to you!


    Potluck by first letter of your last name, but if you have a favorite dish please bring it!
    A-F: Salads
    G-L: Desserts
    M-Z: Appetizers

    We will we have a show table.

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