May 5 Phalaenopsis workshop – repotting compots

Our May meeting will introduce us to repotting compots. Tim Brown and Emelia Hamilton will be showing us what a compot is, how it is separated and then potted up. They will explain what might be expected out of the orchid cross in the compot. The potted up phals will be given to people present at the program. We hope to see these plants in a few years in bloom! Come and see this part of reproducing phalaenopsis orchids.

At 2pm, Orchids 101 will be in the greenhouse. Lorna will be leading a discussion on mini orchids and their care.

Looking ahead to the June meeting – We will be having our first auction of 2024. Begin now looking over your orchids to see if there are any needing to be divided or some that you’d like to donate to the auction. We rely on our members to donate orchids to auction off, along w/ other orchid related items. The money we raise helps pay for our annual orchid shows.

April 7 Let’s Get Ready for the Orchid Show!


April 7th’s meeting will cover the different areas we need take care of to make a successful show. There are so many ways to participate: helping set up, helping tear down, helping venders load and unload, clerking during judging Friday evening, staffing the GNTOS sales table, welcoming visitors, bringing food for those who are working the show, etc. Lots of YOUR help makes for a smoothly run show. Sign-up sheets will be passed around during the meeting to help fill any remaining open spots.

Orchids 101 will begin at 2pm in the greenhouse, led by Charlie. It’ll be a Q&A. Come with your questions about growing orchids!

At the show, there will be plenty of vendors and several orchid displays, including one on orchid conservation. With such beautiful displays, there are plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the gorgeous orchids we love to grow. Remember, the vendors know a lot about growing the orchids they sell, so feel free to ask them any questions you might have about the orchids you buy. Come on out – learn and enjoy!

SHOW HOURS for the public: Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3

Show setup will be on Friday, April 12. The show location is the same as for last year’s show – Texas A&M’s Water & Land Resources Bldg. at 17360 Coit Road, in Dallas. Parking is free.

Members: You can help pay for the costs of the show by signing up to sponsor the various orchids classes for judging. Click here to find what classes are still available. Each sponsorship is $25 – all sponsor will be listed on the placard for the awarded plant for each class.