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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April 3 meeting – The 2020 Japan Orchid Show in pictures!

The speaker for April’s meeting will be Cesar Uchima, who was born and raised in Peru.  He first encountered orchids when he was a child.  Presently, he is the Director of Pre-Production at Casa Flora, one of the major fern and foliage producers in the United States. Cesar will be presenting the 2020 Japan Grand Prix International Orchid and Flower Show, which is one of the biggest orchid exhibitions in the world.  It was open to the general public over eight days.  Visitors enjoyed intricately arranged orchids and flowers of more than 200 installations.  Exhibitors from over twenty countries were present.  Roughly 100,000 orchids were displayed.  This presentation will take you on a journey to experience this show. Afterwards, we will have our usual table judging for members, and a raffle for everyone!

Orchids 101 will be in the front of the Greenhouse. Charlie will be leading a discussion on controlling mites on your orchids.

Directions for getting to Northaven Gardens Classroom:
As before, please park in the west lot. Use the west entrance to the Gardens. We will meet in the Classroom behind the Cafe.
ALL PEOPLE WITH CARTS and people bringing plants, etc. must enter through the “Classroom rear entrance” – DO NOT take things through the Cafe. If you aren’t bringing anything beyond yourself, you can come through the Cafe to the Classroom.