Orchid Society

IPA Focus on Phals Day at NHOS

  • 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:

P.O. Box 5375
Manchester NH 03108

IPA website:


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


PRE-ORDER LIST - General - Fall 2014.pdf

Norman's Orchids: 

Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies:

Manchester NH 03108

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