Orchid Society

Monthly Meeting

  • 08 Mar 2011
  • 7:30 PM
  • Arlington Seniors Center, 27 Maple St, Arlington, MA
Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
Our speaker this month will be Howard Ginsberg.

Howard Ginsberg is an accredited American Orchid Society (AOS) judge in the Montreal Judging Centre. He was the first accredited AOS judge north of Albany, N.Y. and east of Toronto, Ontario.  He began growing orchids in 1977, at which time he tried growing many genera.  Since then, his focus has narrowed to growing and breeding Phalaenopsis almost exclusively, although his interests remain larger. Recently, he has had to come out of the closet and admit to his love for mini-catts.

He has spoken to orchid societies across North America, throughout New Zealand and in Australia and has been a featured speaker in AOS judges' training at several centers. Howard has also been a featured speaker at AOS Trustees meetings and was a featured speaker at the 18th WOC in Dijon, France. In addition to learning Mandarin, he has visited Taiwan on a regular basis and still finds time for his law practise in Montreal.

In addition to his talks and the articles that appear on the web site, Howard has had articles published in Orchids (the magazine of the American Orchid Society), Orchid Digest, the IPA Newsletter, Orchids Australia and the Canadian Bar Review (no, it wasn't about orchids).

Howard is proudest of selling so many award winners, particularly those of his breeding, including  two Awards of Quality: a remake of Phal. Rong Guan Amah (Timothy Christopher 'Bedford' x amabilis 'Bedford Beauty', AM/AOS) and Phal. Bedford Blushing Beauty (Bedford Grumpy x Bedford Gladblush).

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