Orchid Society

Monthly Meeting - Silva Orchids

  • 09 Apr 2013
  • 7:30 PM
  • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

Joe will speak on the history of orchids in New England with changing theories on potting media and how different theories on culture evolve.  

Joe is a second generation orchid grower who along with his brother Tony operates Silva Orchids in  Neptune, New Jersey. The brothers sell premium quality flowering orchids and other orchid specimens to the high end flower shops in New York City. Their greenhouse are open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. They also have an online catalog.

The company has received over 75 AOS awards and they were the winner of the 2006 Ernest Hetherington Award for the best plant grown in the country for that same year and the Robert Dugger Award for the best Odontoglossum grown in 2005.

Silva Orchids is the home of the Shore Orchid Festival held annually in June. The festival boasts 20 vendors from around the world with AOS Judging, free lectures and workshops.

Joe will be selling plants and Orchiata bark potting media. If you'd like to buy Orchiata, it must be ordered from Silva by Sunday, March 24th. The cost is $30/bag.

Info about Orchidata bark:

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