January 8 meeting Plant Pests & Diseases

Please note that we are meeting the 2nd Sunday of January and our meeting time will be at 12 noon! Orchids 101 will meet in the greenhouse at 11:30am. Northaven Gardens will be closed Sunday, January 1, so we cannot meet that day. (The newsletter says we’re meeting at 2:30pm on the 8th in the opening article – that is not correct. If you come then, we’ll be closing down so the next group can meet at 3:00.)

Dotty Woodson of Fort Worth will be presenting a program on insect and disease control for our January meeting. Dottie has been growing and hybridizing orchids with her husband since 1973. They have 5,000 square feet of greenhouses and have registered 64 hybrids and have won many national AOS awards. Dotty retired recently from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center as an Extension Program Specialist. We will be having our usual raffle, along with the members’ judging table. See you on January 8th!

Orchids 101 at 11:30am will be led by Lorna, who’ll be talking about growing paphiopedilums and phragmipediums (slipper orchids).


Our December meeting will be the 2nd auction we do each year to help raise funds for our annual Orchid Show and Sale in the Spring. Start looking over your orchids and see if there’s any you would like to donate to the auction. We depend on our members to provide items for this event. Also, we enjoy a meal together before the auction so bring some food to share and orchids to auction at 2:30pm.

Due to the auction, there will be no Orchids 101, and no raffle or table judging – if you bring orchids, we’ll try to auction them off!

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a DATE AND TIME CHANGE to our January meeting since the first Sunday in 2023 is New Year’s Day and North Haven Gardens will be closed. Instead, we’ll meet the 2nd Sunday, January 8 at noon, with Orchids 101 at 11:30am. So add this change to your 2023 calendar. This is only due to having the first Sunday on January 1. Our meetings will go back to the usual meeting date and time on every first Sunday of the month at 2:30pm in February.