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

    • 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 cash 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.

    • 16 Oct 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 18 Oct 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Van Wilgen's Garden Center, North Branford CT
    Connecticut Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

    October 16: 1 to 5 p.m.
    October 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    October 18: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Van Wilgen's Garden Center
    51 Valley Rd
    North Branford CT

    More information: http://ctorchids.org
    • 23 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 25 Oct 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA

    Fall Orchid Sale

    Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25

    9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Admission: Free

     

    Celebrate orchid-blooming season. Hundreds of orchid plants are for sale, including many hard-to-find varieties. Visit the greenhouses and enjoy gorgeous floral colors, shapes, and scents. Among the many varieties on display and for sale are Cattleyas, Laelias, Oncidiums, Paphiopedilums, and Phalaenopsis. Their long-lasting blooms make orchids a dramatic addition to any indoor environment. This adaptable species can grow in a variety of home conditions. Staff are on hand to offer expert advice. MOS members receive a 10% discount on purchases at the greenhouses.

    Join the Lyman again for a workshop on growing orchids on Saturday, November 8. MOS members receive a $5 discount for a total cost of $20.

     

    Please call 781-891-1985 for more information.
    • 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. Please note the 7 pm start time.

    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.
    • 12 Jan 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and plant sales start at 7 p.m.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    We will welcome our new members with an Ask the Expert panel. Whether you're a new or long-time member, bring your orchid questions and we will do our best to amswer them.


    • 09 Feb 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and plant sales start at 7 p.m.


    Dr. Bob Hesse, AOS judge and MOS member, will help us find out what kind of orchid killer each of us is. Prepare yourself for an entertaining evening.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    • 12 Apr 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and plant sales start at 7 p.m. Please have your plants on the show table by 7 p.m.

    Darrin Norton, owner of Mountain Orchids, will speak on Masdevallia.

    To preorder plants, please go to www.mountainorchids.com.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    • 10 May 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and plant sales start at 7 p.m.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    Topic TBA

    • 14 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and plant sales start at 7 p.m.


    Peter Lin, owner of Big Leaf Orchids, will speak on Phal. species. He will have plants for sale.

    To preorder plants, please go to http://www.bigleaforchids.com/store/

    Please bring a snack to share.
    • 12 Jul 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Topic: TBA


    • 09 Aug 2016
    • 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: Phragmipedium Hybrizing

    He will have orchids for sale and is offering a 10% discount on preorders. To preorder go to:
    www.orchidweb.com

    If you place a preorder online, please put "MOS" in the notes section. If you call, please let them know you are preordering for MOS.

    Jason Fischer works and helps manage Orchids Limited in Plymouth, Minnesota USA with his father Jerry Fischer.  Orchids Limited opened in 1978 in Minnetonka in a small retail greenhouse off of Highway 12.  In 1983, Orchids Limited moved to Plymouth where they have grown into a mid-sized operation of 4 greenhouses with 15,000 square feet of growing space, a shade house, and laboratory.   

    Jason has had a life-long education in orchids mainly from the opportunity to be raised in a family orchid business.  Jason’s educational interests were strongly influenced by Japan. He studied the Japanese language and culture for 6 years in high school and at the University of Minnesota. Jason lived in Kyoto, Japan from 2001 to 2003, and upon return decided to import Japanese orchid species and add a new niche to the business. 

    Having worked for his father since the age of 5, Jason has learned the orchid world from the business and hobbyists perspective.  He took interest in orchid hybridization and lab work around 14 years of age, and first started breeding with phalaenopsis, which later on lead to paphs, phrags and miscellaneous hybrids.

    Jason’s first lecture on Neofinetia falcata at the Minnesota Orchid Society in 2004 was the kick-off for an amazing journey of lectures across America and Canada.  He has a passion for orchids, and the communication skills he developed in Japan as an English teacher have helped him create interesting lectures that won’t put the audience to sleep.

    Jason enjoys photographing orchids in situ, and has photographed orchids in situ in Japan, North America, Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia.

    Experience: 

    • Has lectured for over 30 different orchid societies in the US, Japan and Canada.
    • Speaker for the 19th & 20th World Orchid Conferences
    • Speaker at 19th Australian Orchid Council Conference, Perth
    • Speaker for the 7th New Zealand National Orchid Expo
    • Coordinated the Orchids Limited laboratory from 1998 to 2000
    • Currently in management, breeding and marketing for Orchids Limited  

    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 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 cash 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 auction@massorchid.org

    • 08 Nov 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Fred Clarke, owner of Sunset Valley Orchids, will speak on a topic to be announced.

    Fred is offering a 10% discount for pre-orders with free shipping. Go to Sunset Valley Orchids to place your order.
    • 08 Nov 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.


    • 13 Dec 2016
    • 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. Please note the 7 pm start time.

    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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