February 6 Meeting at Northaven! (via Zoom ONLY)

PLEASE NOTE! Due to the storm, Northaven Gardens needed to use all space to protect their plants from freezing, even the Classroom. OUR MEETING WILL BE ONLY OVER ZOOM, not in person! See you on Zoom! We will be able to return to Northaven Gardens next month.

For our February meeting, we get to return to our old stomping grounds, Northaven Gardens! Yes, they’ve finally rebuilt (and rebuilt) all the damage from the tornados, and are ready to host our orchid meetings again. Specific directions are below. They would like us to enter from the west parking lot.

Our first program for 2022 will be “Demystifying New Zealand Moss Growing” given by Carri Raven-Rienmann, OrchiPhile owner, AOS judge, and founding member of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA). Here is her description of her presentation:
“With so many orchids being sold these days potted in New Zealand Moss, many growers find it a major challenge to deal with as relates specifically to watering & potting. Thanks to many years of visiting Taiwan, & the Taiwan growers’ generous sharing of information, I’ve come to appreciate its amazing benefits over bark or other mixes, something I would have never imagined many years ago when we all first started working with moss. I’ve been surprised at how well it functions for almost all genera, from Phalaenopsis to those you wouldn’t suspect like Cattleyas, Oncidinae & Dendrobiums. In this presentation, I’ll cover the important basics of growing successfully in moss, from the quality of the moss to potting, watering & fertilizing, ending with a great instructional video made by a friend in Taiwan demonstrating potting and mounting your orchids properly using this medium.”

Our program for February will be via Zoom and in-person. Only Carri’s presentation will be on Zoom at 2:30. The raffle and table judging will not. Look at the bottom of this article for the Zoom link information!

Orchids 101 is back! Join us at 2pm in the new greenhouse. Charlie will lead a discussion on Growing Orchids in Dallas Winters.

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.


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