NEXT EVENT

When:        August 19, 2018 - 1:30 pm
                      

Where:        NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR

Program:  Beth and Doug Martin

UPCOMING EVENTS....

**Sunday, August 19, 2018**:
 Program: Beth and Doug Martin!!

August 19, 2018
NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR
Meeting: 1:30 pm
Program: Beth & Doug Martin Ecuador and the World Orchid Conference, part one! (Part two in November.) Most of you know our August speakers, Beth and Doug Martin. The Orchid Society of Greater Kansas City is their home society, but they are long-time members of OSO as well. Doug has done several programs for OSO on various topics and is the originator of the “how far would you go to see this orchid?” rating system for temperate terrestrial orchids, one of his favorite groups of orchids.

The Martins went to the World Orchid Conference in Ecuador last fall and also spent some time looking at orchids in the wild. They saw so much that it won’t fit into one program so August is Part I, and Part II will be in November.

September 16, 2018
NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR
Preview: NOON
Auction: 1:00 pm It’s already time for the OSO auction again! We have great plants on the way from several sources already and expect more. Please note the different meeting time and format: the auction preview will start at noon. The auction itself will start promptly at 1 pm, and will stop at 3:30 whether all entries have been sold or not. There will be a 15 minute or so break about half-way through. There will not be a business meeting, program, or monthly judging. For hospitality, we’re looking for things people can eat while bidding (and that will encourage them to bid high!).

Stay tuned, we’ll start sending out some item lists as we get them pulled together.

New officers for 2018
President - Steve Marak
Vice-President - Russ Greene
Secretary - Susie Miller
Treasurer - Lois Geren
Excutive Board Members - Scott Gallup & Jim Enns

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 butchandtrudy@cox.net

See you all at the meeting! Come early and if you have the chance, bring a guest! See you there!

SOCIETY INTRODUCTION:


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.

  • Angraecum dollii 'Supple Star
  • Dendrobium Fire Wings Mike Porter
  • Dendrobium Miva Abracadabra Spotted Toadstool
  • Dendrobium nobile Fort Allen
  • Lycaste Athanacia Snow Angel
  • Paph Hsining Majakun 'Tim Hicks'
  • Paphiopedilum Barbi's White Satin Barbara Ann
  • Paphiopedilum Big Green Bird Judy Harris
  • Paphiopedilum Bird Dog LL Caren Dickey
  • Paphiopedilum delenatii f. albinum Memoria Tom Larkin
  • Paphiopedilum Hilo Mojito Majestic Mint
  • Paphiopedilum Hsinying Majakun Tim Hicks
  • Paphiopedilum Memoria Patrick Griffin Kathy Judy
  • Phragmipedium Caroline Miller Ott Windy Hill
  • Phragmipedium Penns Creek Cascade Mark's
  • Rhyncattleanthe Jay Larkin Ruby Sunset
  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Adria Marie Sheth Lone Jack
  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Cutie Girl Pottsy's Betsy Jane
  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Cutie Girl Pottsy's Betsy Jane
  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Little Circle Cherry Bomb
  • Springfield Orchid Society SC AOS Show Trophy
  • Tolumnia Marilyn LeDoux 'Cusi's Pride'
  • Vanda White Crane Princess Leia
  • Vandachostylis Pinky Pottsy's OSO Justified
  • Vandachostylis Pinky Starry Night
  • Angraecum dollii 'Supple Star

Photos in this slide show were provide by Steve Marak

The Orchid Society of the Ozarks is an Arkansas not for profit corporation.