When: February 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Where: NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR
Program: Planning for the March 1-3 Orchid Show & Sale
**Sunday, February 17, 2019**
Program: Planning for the Show
February 17, 2019
NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR Meeting: 1:30
Program: Planning for our annual Orchid Show and Sale scheduled for the 1st weekend in March .
March 1 - 3, 2019
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks 9th Annual “Orchids in the Garden”
show & sale (No regular March meeting)
The 9th annual Orchids in the Garden Orchid Show and Sale, co-sponsored by the Orchid Society of the Ozarks and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is weeks away! There will be hundreds of plants in bloom to look at and purchase. Stop by to shop the beautiful orchids and enjoy the garden!
The indoor show will feature displays of orchids from regional orchid societies and individuals, which will be judged by American Orchid Society accredited judges.
The Orchid Show & Sale Hours:
Friday, March 1 | 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 2 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 3 | 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Orchid Show Admission is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 5-12, children 4 and under are free. (All guests, including garden members, must pay admission to attend this special exhibit) Enjoy free entry into the Garden with admission to the Orchid Show and Sale!
Officers for 2019
President - Russ Greene
Vice-President - Art Evans
Secretary - Suzanne Miller
Treasurer - Lois Geren
Excutive Board Members - Paul Bowen & Bradley Martin
For people interested in becoming members of the OSO, please feel free to contact Trudy Pickett, our Membership Committee Chair. You can reach her at: email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you all at the meeting! Come early and if you have the chance, bring a guest! See you there!
The Orchid Society of the Ozarks is an active group of orchid enthusiasts in Northwest Arkansas. We meet monthly , usually the third Sunday afternoon, to share information and blooming orchids with each other. Most months we have around 30 orchids which members enter into an informal judging. A “Plant of the Month” winner is chosen. Winners accrue points and prizes are awarded at the end of the year.
Our society is an affiliate member of the Mid-America Orchid Congress, the Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association and the American Orchid Society. We are also a sponsor of the North American Conservation Center (NAOCC), and are a sponsor of one of the “orchid-gami” orchids, the Large Whorled Pogonia, Isotria verticillata. We were happy to sponsor this orchid as it is a native orchid found in Arkansas.
We have speakers for most meetings with a selection of those coming from a group of nationally known orchid experts. Speaking topics range from orchid culture and best practices to current breeding trends. Most speakers bring plants to sell and many offer discounts for members that pre-order. Some speakers in the last couple of years are: Glen Decker of Piping Rocks Orchids; Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids; Nathan Bell of College of the Ozarks; Blanche Wagner of Missouri Botanical Garden, Fred Clark of Sunset Valley Orchids.
We have a monthly plant raffle at meetings where members can acquire plants. One of our main fundraisers is our auction in September with lively bidding on orchids donated from members and venders. Our second fundraiser is our show and sale “Orchids in the Garden” held the first weekend in March at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
Photos in this slide show were provide by Steve Marak