“Lady of the Night”- Brassavola nodosa and its hybrids Speaker - Joanna Eckstrom
Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 PM
Speaker Joanna Eckstrom will discuss Brassavola nodosa known for lovely perfume coming from the flowers in the evening, Lady of the Night orchid is aptly named. This relatively small epiphytic orchid from Central and South America adapts readily to being grown as a houseplant. You will learn about Brassavola nodosa and it’s hybrids and how to grow them. You don’t want to miss this meeting, especially if you recently purchased one of these plants.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1pm
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Orchids of Cape Cod with Rich Eldred
As part of our CCMNH Gardening for Life Series, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Orchids of Cape Cod with botanist and newspaper reporter, Rich Eldred.
Most every dedicated woodlands walker on Cape Cod knows the pink lady slipper and looks forward to their blooming at the end of May. But there are actually over twenty other wild orchids that might be found on Cape Cod. Learn about them and see what they look like in this slide show presentation by newspaper reporter and botanist Rich Eldred.
Rich Eldred is a longtime environmental and news reporter for the Cape Codder newspaper based in Orleans. He has a degree in Botany from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Plant Ecology from the University of Western Ontario. He is a member and past President of the Botanical Club of Cape Cod and the Islands. The presentation will be held at the Museum Sunday, March 22nd at 1pm. Free with Museum Admission For more information please call: 508-896-3867, xt. 133
Dr Kristen Ulthes from New World Orchidswill speak on Japanese orchids Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme and Sedirea japonica. Kristen has a PhD in plant ecology, a passion for orchids and hopes to make more people aware of the beauty of Japanese orchids and the ease with which they are grown. In addition to the plant listings on newworldorchids.com, she will have additional plants after from the Tokyo Grand Prix.
New World Orchidsis offering a Pre-Order discount of 10% and the deadline is April 3, 2015. Also please indicate that your ordering is for CAIOS so they will be delivered to the meeting. Please watch our website or Facebook page for any additional plant listings I received after the newsletter is published.
American Orchid Society:They now have periodic webinars available that are very informative. You will find specific information on their website. www.aos.org
Next webinar: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Pests and Diseases part 2 - Orchid Diseases
Ron McHatton, Director of Education of the American Orchid Society will share information on the various kinds of diseases that can affect our orchid collections and how to manage them. No orchid grower is completely immune from the introduction of pests and diseases to their collection. This means that sooner or later we are all going to be faced with having to go to battle on some level with the forces of nature that have decided to infect our plants. Learn how to prevent and manage the pesky diseases. Registration required at www.aos.org. Some but not all webinars will require membership.
Tips and experience gets shared at every meeting, see you there.
At the meeting, a small raffle, library, Show Table and as ever, a groaning board of favorite refreshments provided.
From Orchid Fever, by Eric Hansen
can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food, and cars, but once you're
hooked on orchids, you're finished. You never get off orchids...never".
CAIOS is an officially affiliated organization of the American Orchid Society and the Orchid Digest.
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Next CAIOS Meeting:
March 8, 2015 "Lady of the Night"
Speaker - Joanna Eckstrom
CAIOS Meetings Are Held,
Beginning At 12:30pm:
Administration Building of Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy,
Rt 151 in Falmouth, MA 02536
CAIOS Membership New Membership Year Begins January 2015
Individual Membership $20 per year. Each Additional Family Member $10 each per year.