February 4 Meeting

The program will be “Growing Paphiopedilum with Phalaenopsis”, presented by orchid enthusiast Peter Lin of Big Leaf Orchids, in Southlake, TX.  We will look at the similarities and challenges of growing both Paphiopedilum and Phalaenopsis in the same environment and also look at which Paphiopedilum do better in North Texas. Peter has been growing orchids for over 30 years, beginning in Taiwan at the age of 10. After working in the IT industry for 12 years, he expanded his collection, began hybridizing, and established a family owned mail-order operation. Big Leaf Orchids specializes in Phalaenopsis with emphasis on novelties, including flowers that are fragrant, waxy and multi-colored.  Peter will be bringing orchids to sell, so bring some mad money!

Orchids 101 will have Lorna leading at 2pm – the topic will be on recording and organizing your orchid collection.

2018 Dues Due!

New or renewing memberships are $30, additional members in the same household are $15.  If you want to be sure to have your name listed in the 2018 Yearbook, please pay by January 31!  Bring cash/check this Sunday to our monthly meeting or mail to GNTOS, c/o K. Halverson, 1922 Baylor Dr., Richardson, TX 75081.