Monthly Archives: August 2019

General Meeting: Sunday September 15, 2019

Jason Fischer of Orchids Limited in Plymouth, MN will be the speaker at our September meeting. His topic will be “The Jungle Log and Alternative Growing Techniques”. The meeting will be held in room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, ON. As usual the formal meeting will begin at 2 pm, but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. The meeting is open to members and guests. We welcome visitors from neighbouring Orchid Societies.

Note that Jason will be bringing a selection of plants and also any pre-orders (plants only, no supplies) for PICKUP at the meeting.  (He will not be shipping any orders from Ontario.) The deadline of July 15, 2019 for Appendix 1 plants has already passed, but other orchids including Paph and Phrag hybrids can be pre-ordered until September 1, 2019. You can place orders on the site and remember to add “Ontario pickup” in the comments field during checkout.


Orchid Show Dates 2019/2020

In case you want to persuade your orchids to bloom at exactly the right time (Good luck with that!), here are the dates of Shows at which our Society intends to enter displays–and for which we will be requesting members to lend their plants:

Central Ontario Orchid Society (COOS) – September 28-29, 2019

Windsor Orchid Society – October 26-27, 2019

Southern Ontario Orchid Society (SOOS) – February 8-9, 2020

Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens (OSRBG) – February 29-March 1, 2020

London Orchid Society – March 21-22, 2020

Toronto Artistic Orchid Association (TAOA) – April 18-19, 2020

Ottawa Orchid Society – April 25-26, 2020

The usual procedure is to request members to bring their orchids to the RBG greenhouse on the THURSDAY preceding the show. Orchids should be free of bugs, staked for safe travel and be properly identified as to their own name and their owner’s name, with two lists so that they can be registered for the show and returned to the correct box after the show.