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MAY NEWSLETTER IS HERE  Click here for May Newsletter

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June 26, 2016            MOS Annual Member Picnic and Auction        see May newsletter for details

September 18, 2016       General meeting – What Do Orchids Eat?

Rick Lockwood will be speaking on orchid nutrition. His article on fertilizing orchids and their nutritional requirements was first published in 2013 in Orchids magazine. He has since made some adjustments and modifications to the nutritional requirements of orchids. Rick has been traveling the U.S. speaking on the topic at various orchid societies.

October 16, 2016      General meeting – A Family Portrait of Dendrobium Species

Peter T. Lin of Diamond Orchids will be speaking on Dendrobium species, a favorite of many orchid hobbyists. Peter’s specialty is compact orchids and many of his plants have received AOS awards.  Peter offers a 10% discount on pre-orders and will be selling plants at the meeting.


For MOS members and others who are interested


May 21,2016     Saginaw Valley Orchid Society will be hosting Alan Koch from Gold Country Orchids located in California

Meeting will be start at 7PM at the Family Baptish Church  3530 Midland Road Saginaw, MI
Alan will be talking on Unusual Species for the Cattleya Grower
Attached you will find two listing for plants Alan has a special offer on for this talk, plus an other e-mail on how to order these plants with a 20% discount.  He will have them ready for pick up at the meeting
This is a very informative talk and he is an international known speaker.

May 22, 2016  Ann Arbor Orchid Society  Peter T Lin, Diamond Orchids – Mini Catts: A presentation of Miniature Cattleyas from the Past to Today.  Ann Arbor Orchid Society

June 17 – 18, 2016    Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society Garden Tour.        The WOS will be establishing a booth at one of the garden stations along the tour to distribute membership info, culture info and perhaps sell plants.  This tour is well attended by many.    Fri 4 pm – 8 pm,  Sat 10 am – 4 pm    See WOS site Windsor Orchid Society

June 18-19, 2016    GLJC Orchid Seminar

The judges of the Great Lakes Judging Center invite you to our annual educational orchid seminar, this year on the Oncidiinae.  One of our featured speakers is Mark W. Chase, from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. The Seminar is Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, 2016, at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. There is no charge to attend the event, but we would like you to register so that we have enough seats for everyone.  If you would like to join us for a catered dinner Saturday night at the event, the fee is $20.00. It is necessary to register in advance for the dinner as we need to let the caterers know how much food to provide.For more details, please go to our website: or check the attachments or contact me.     Doris Asher      517-332-0004

For those that don’t know, one of the speakers, Mark Chase, is a Michigan native and graduated from these colleges:

  • BA (Hons), Albion College (USA), 1973
  • MS, Univ. Michigan, 1980
  • PhD, Univ. Michigan, 1985

He currently works at Kew Gardens and is part of the science staff.


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TIPS FROM KATHY M.   LOTS OF GREAT INFORMATION           A new addition to the Members News section of the website, Tips from Kathy MCheck out the information on this page.  Topics so far – Insect Control, Spider Mites, Why Won’t It Bloom, Sphagnum Moss, Angraecum eichlerianum and Angraecum infundibulare.kathy mealy bug




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