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.


January 7 Meeting

The January program on “World Orchid Congress 2017 Ecuador” will be presented by Emily Quinn, a 20-year society member.  Emily was introduced to orchids when she went to the now closed Orchids and Ferns in Houston.  She purchased ferns and orchids – the ferns died, the orchids didn’t!  She serves as training coordinator for the American Orchid Society Dallas Judging Center where she has been an accredited judge for over seven years.

Orchids 101 begins at 2pm with Kathi presenting the program.