May 1 meeting – Delightful Cattleyas in Miniature

Peter Lin will be presenting a talk on one of his favorite topics, mini-catts. He will be sharing a program on these charming cattleyas, starting with a review of the miniature species, early hybrids, and then to some of the relevant hybrids of today. He will also review how to grow them. Peter is an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society and a hybridizer of mini-catts. He has thousands of photos of his orchids that can be viewed by typing this address into the internet: Peter has received numerous AOS awards. His other orchid interests include dendrobiums, angraecoids, and neofinetias which he grows at his home in Southern California.
We will follow Peter’s program with table judging of members’ orchids and then a raffle. Come join us!

Orchids 101 will take place in the greenhouse at 2pm, led by Lorna. The discussion will be on fertilizing your orchids.

Peter will be taking pre-orders for plants that he will ship to members. There will be a 10% discount for pre-orders. Members can view his catalog on his website: and can order by phone: 909-573-6751 or email:

On June 5th, we will be having the first of two auctions that the society holds every year. So begin planning now for what you might be able to donate to the auction, as well as deciding what food you can bring to share. Funds raised go to help pay for our Annual Show and Sale (which will be taking place the previous weekend – see information below!).

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The Greater North Texas Orchid Society will be having its Annual show and sale.

Show will be held at Texas A & M AgriLife Research Extension
17360 Coit Rd, Dallas, TX 75252

Schedule of Events.

Friday – 27 May
• Room Setup (Move in, Tables, Pipe and Drape, etc.) – 6:30 to 8:00 am
• Plant Registration, ‘Placement’, Judging ‘sheets’ / prep, Awards – 8 to 5
• Exhibits Setup – 8 to 5
• Vendor Setup – 8 to 5
• Judges Dinner 5 to 6:30
• Judging, placing awards, pictures – 6:30 to 9
Saturday – 28 May
• Staff open – 8 am
• General Public – 9 to 5
Sunday – 29 May
• Staff open – 8 am
• General Public – 9 to 3
• Tear down, return room to prior configuration – out by 5

For more information Contact Karl Varian at : 972 423 9412.