April Speaker: Tom's African Adventures

Our April speaker is Tom Mirenda, featuring his talk Tom’s African Adventure highlighting the orchids he encountered while exploring parts of Africa.

See the April 2021 NCOS newsletter for details on how to log-in to the virtual meeting.

Our March speaker, Greg Griffis' talk 12 Orchids That Everyone Should Grow is available here and the password is FzkyaF9X



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April Orchid Culture Workshop

NCOS Beginner Orchid Series: Help! Bugs are Eating my Orchids!

Monday April 19 from 7-8pm EST

In this 60-minute Workshop, Sarah Hurdel, will help you figure out what is eating your orchids. Sarah will share her tips for identifying and preventing common orchid pests, including advice on choosing a treatment. This workshop is good for all orchid growers from beginner to more experienced.

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2021 Calendar of events

Here are some of our upcoming events:

  • April 19, 7-8pm EST: NCOS Beginner Orchid Series-Help, Bugs are Eating my Orchids!
  • April 19, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Tom Mirenda, Tom's African Adventures
  • May 17, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Clark Riley, Orchids from Flasks, An Economical Launchpad for a Stellar Collection
  • Sep 20, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-speaker TBD
  • Oct 18, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Bill Goldner, Woodstream Orchids
  • Nov 15, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Francisco Miranda, Miranda Orchids
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Founded in 1947

The National Capital Orchid Society Welcomes You!

We are a Community of orchid lovers in the greater Washington, DC region.  The society was founded in 1947 and has been going strong ever since.  We have over 100 active members in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and beyond.

We have 7 monthly meetings with featured speakers and a fantastic show table filled with dozens of blooming plants.  There are also several special events, including the NCOS Annual Orchid Show.

We invite you to join us and learn more about these fascinating, gorgeous plants!

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Join Us!

We welcome anyone in the area to come to our events and become actively involved in our Community as a member.  Some of the benefits of membership include:

  • Behind the scenes access to the NCOS Orchid Show, including a preview party and early access to the sales area.
  • Join us at the Summer Picnic for our plant swap and auction.
  • Pre-orders from visiting speakers who often bring plants for sale.
  • Access to a wealth of knowledge from other society members.
  • The monthly newsletter, which includes up to date information and great photos.
  • Member plants featured on our website and in on our social media channels.
  • Field trips to members' greenhouses and orchid nurseries in the local area.