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 Aug 2016
    • 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 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  

    • 03 Sep 2016
    • 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 Sep 2016
    • 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 2016 meetings, we’ve invited Rob Shepard, owner of Sapphire Dragon Orchids and Dr. Yin-Tung Wang, Consultant & Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University. 

    Rob will bring us all up to speed on his coerulea-focused breeding program in his quest for a true blue Phalaenopsis. 

    Carri Raven-Riemann will finish the morning session by bringing everyone up to speed on the newest directions in breeding seen at the recent 2016 Taiwan International Orchid Show and several nurseries in Taiwan.

    Dr. Wang will share invaluable culture information with an eye to helping us achieve the best from our Phalaenopsis.  

    As always, Daryl Yerdon, owner of Kelley's Korner Orchid Supply will be the vendor for all your orchid supply needs.

    Registration deadline is August 30, 2016. Register online here: http://nhorchids.org/event-2248086

    NHOS members, please register for free online.

    Non-NHOS members may register online to pay the $15 registration fee. If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to arrive no later than August 27, 2016 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
    Rob Sheppard
    Got the Blues? Coeruleas to the Rescue!

    10:30 - 11:15 am
    Carri Raven-Riemann
    Happiness Is: Exciting New Directions in Breeding

    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
    Dr. Yin-Tung Wang
    Tips to Get the Best from your Phals in the Home

    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 2016.pdf

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

    • 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
    • Gold Country Orchids
    • Mountain Orchids
    • Seed-Engei Orchids
    • Sunset Valley Orchids

    It's Auction time again! The Auction is the September Massachusetts Orchid Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016! 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 one of the society's biggest fundraisers 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

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


    Topic to be decided.




    • 04 Nov 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 06 Nov 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mahoney's Garden Center, 242 Cambridge St, Winchester, MA
    MOS Annual Orchid Show & Sale 


    Mahoney's Garden Center

    242 Cambridge St
    Winchester MA


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

    Admission
    General admission - $10
    Free to MOS members and children 8 and under.
    Purchase tickets online or at the door.


    For more information contact: show@massorchid.org

    Show website: www.massorchid.org/show



    • 05 Nov 2016
    • 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 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.
    • 03 Dec 2016
    • 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 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.
    • 10 Jan 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    AOS Judge Jean Stefanik shows us how to prepare for an orchid show. Learn how to stake and clean your orchids, register them and create a visually-pleasing display.

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Please have your plant on the show table by 7 p.m.

    Please bring a snack to share. You receive an additional raffle ticket.



    • 21 Jan 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Jan 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Ave. Hyannis, MA
    Cape and Island Orchid Society 27th Annual Orchid Show "Winter Wonderland of Orchids"

    January 20: Preview Dinner 6 p.m.
    January 21: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    January 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
    35 Scudder Ave.
    Hyannis, MA

    More information: www.caios.org


    • 10 Feb 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 12 Feb 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott, 2200 Southwood Dr., Nashua, NH
    New Hampshire Orchid Society 26th Annual Orchid Show and Sale

    Courtyard Marriott
    2200 Southwood Dr
    Nashua NH


    February 10: 1 pm to 7 pm
    February 11: 9 am to 5 pm
    February 12: 9 am to 4 pm


    Adults $10
    Seniors (65+) $6
    Children under 12 or over 100 Free
    3-Day Daytime Pass $15

    More information: www.nhorchids.org
    • 18 Feb 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Feb 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust Street (Route 9), Northampton, MA
    Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

    Saturday, February 18: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday, February 19: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Smith Vocational High School
    Northampton, MA

    Smith Vocational High School is located at 80 Locust
    Street (Route 9) next to the Cooley Dickson Hospital.

    www.larchhillorchids.com/amherst_orchid_society.html

    Contact info: marc d gray 802-348-7926 or bulbophyllum @ myfairpoint.net

    Admission: $5 (Children under 12 Free)
    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Daryl Yeardon, owner of Kelley's Korner Orchid Supply and MOS member, will be our speaker.

    Kelley’s Korner is offering a 10% discount for all prepaid preorders to be delivered to the meeting onMarch 8.  I’ve listed the information on our website and Facebook events calendars.

    MOS members may simply use Coupon Code MOS2016 when placing an order and 10% will automatically be deducted from their purchase. 

    Daryl will bring supplies for sale during the meeting but this offer is good only for prepaid orders to be delivered to the meeting please.  Members should order by Sunday March 6 to be sure that they have time to prepare them for delivery to the meeting.

    You can preorder your potting supplies at:
    http://kkorchid.com/


    Please bring a snack to share.


    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main St, West Hartford CT
    Nutmeg State Orchid Society 5th Annual Show and Sale
    "Come See Our Bloomers"

    March 18: 12 to 5 p.m.
    March 19: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    West Hartford Town Hall
    50 South Main St
    West Hartford CT

    Admission: $5
    Children 12 and under: free

    For more information: http://www.nutmegorchids.org/

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