March 4 Monthly Meeting

To prepare for our orchid show coming up Friday and Saturday, March 9 & 10 at the Richardson Civic Center, Linda Horton will be talking about “Preparing Your Orchids for a Show”.  She’ll be showing us how to prepare our plants for an show. Linda is a native Texan, born in Plano when it was a little farming community. She was an RN for over 40 years, mostly in Emergency Nursing. She is an American Orchid Society accredited judge and enjoys attending out of town shows. She has been growing orchids for over 25 years.

Orchids 101 will be at 2:00pm, led by Kathi McKenzie.


Orchid Society Members: Can You Help?

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities

We have been given a great opportunity to highlight orchids and our society.  Manny received a very special request from Art Chadwick

“I was wondering if any orchid society members in the Dallas area have some large flowered Cattleyas in bloom that we could borrow for a photoshoot with Laura Bush on Thursday. The event will be written up later this year in Orchids magazine.
We could use up to a dozen plants – any color.
The event is from 3 to 5pm and they could be dropped off at the Magnolia Hotel in Park Cities by noon.
Thanks for your consideration!”    Art Chadwick   Chadwick & Son Orchids    Powhatan, VA


  • They are able to use about 6 orchids – they are are looking for large flowers, multiple blooms, any color.
  • Remember to groom plants as if they were going to a show
  • Have the plant name and  your name marked in the pot or on the base somewhere
  • You should use nice/decorative pots
  • Drop off time Thursday is between 10am and Noon
  • Leave them at the Concierge desk with Anna – she will have a special place to keep the orchids
  • Pickup time is after 8pm
They want six plants, but we don’t know how many will be available.
So, if you have a suitable plant, bring it!