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

    • 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: 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  

    • 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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