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

    • 01 Aug 2015
    • 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 Aug 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Brandt Moran and Bob Richter will speak on the importance of good quality water in growing your orchids. Come with lots of questions.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    • 05 Sep 2015
    • 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
    • 08 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester MA

    Please note 7 p.m. start time!

    View the auction site http://massorchid.org/auction as plants come in from the following vendors:

    • A&P Orchids
    • Big Leaf Orchid
    • Cal Orchid
    • Carter and Holmes
    • Mountain Orchids
    • New World Orchids
    • Seed-Engei Orchids
    • Sunset Valley Orchids

    It's Auction time again! The Auction is the September Massachusetts Orchid Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015! Please note there is no show table this month.

    This year we'll be having a potluck and open bar. MOS will provide the finger sandwiches, and as we do our picnic and holiday party, please bring an item to share based on the list below. If you would prefer to bring another type of dish, that would be most welcome, too.

    If you have a division of insect- and disease-free you would like to donate, please email auction@massorchid.org to have it included in the online catalog. 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)

    • 12 Sep 2015
    • 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, the International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA) is pleased to present a great Speakers’ Day, Focusing on Phalaenopsis.

    For our 2015 meetings, we’ve invited Norman Fang of Norman’s Orchids to present Part II of Moss Growing Culture. Part I was extremely well received four years ago, and Norman will be covering in greater detail the secrets to successful moss growing.

    Our second speaker will be Tom Mirenda, orchid collection specialist at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, who will cover Phal. species in situ and how to grow them successfully in cultivation. 

    Carri Raven-Riemann will round out the day by bringing everyone up to speed on the newest directions in breeding seen at the recent 2015 Taiwan International Orchid Show and several nurseries in Taiwan.

    Registration deadline is August 30, 2015.
    NHOS members, please register for free online.

    Non-NHOS members may register online to pay the $15 registration fee here:

    If you prefer to pay by check, please makeout a check to the New Hampshire Orchid Society and send it to arrive no later than August 30, 2015 to:

    NHOS
    P.O. Box 5375
    Manchester NH 03108

    IPA website: www.phal.org

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

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

    9:30 - 10:15 am
    Norman Fang
    Part II: Growing in Moss

    10:30 - 11:15 am
    Tom Mirenda, Smithsonian Orchid Specialist
    Phalaenopsis species in situ and how to grow them in cultivation

    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
    Carri Raven-Riemann
    Beyond the Ordinary:  Brilliant New Directions    


    2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Roundtable Discussion with the Speakers

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

    IPA Focus on Phals Information

    Registration Form

    OrchidPhile: orchidphile@optimum.net

    PRE-ORDER LIST - General - Fall 2014.pdf


    Norman's Orchids:  www.orchids.com 

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

    5375
    Manchester NH 03108
    • 03 Oct 2015
    • 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
    • 13 Oct 2015
    • 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 species talk which covers the many orchid alliances. 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 no later than the morning of October 6 , 2015 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.

    • 06 Nov 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 08 Nov 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mahoney's Garden Center, 242 Cambridge St, Winchester, MA
    MOS Annual Show & Sale "World of Orchids"

    Mahoney's Garden Center
    242 Cambridge St
    Winchester MA


    Show Dates and Times:
    Fri Nov 6  1–5 pm
    Sat Nov 7   9 am–5 pm
    Sun Nov 8  9 am–4 pm

    For more information contact: show@massorchid.org

    Show website: www.massorchid.org/show


    • 07 Nov 2015
    • 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
    • 10 Nov 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Jean Stefanik, AOS Judge, will be our speaker. She will describe and show us the plants she saw during her month-long trip to New Zealand.

    Please bring a snack to share.


    • 05 Dec 2015
    • 10:30 AM
    • New Hampshire Orchid Society, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at the New Hampshire Orchid Society, 3 Meetinghouse Rd in Bedford NH.

    There will also be an auction sponsored by the Northeast Judging Center to help defray its costs.


    Additional Information
    • 08 Dec 2015
    • 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: Appetizers
    G-L: Salads
    M-Z: Desserts

    We will we have a show table.

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