An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it.

Culture Column: Australian Dendrobiums

Dendrobium are slowly gaining popularity in the U.S.  Native to Australia (as their name implies) these plants look a little different than their non-Australian cousins.  You can tell if your plants are Aussie Dendrobiums by their distinctive starburst-shaped bloom. ...

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Culture Column: Miniature Cattleyas

There is perhaps no group of orchids more recognized by the public as orchids than Cattleyas.  Starting with that first bloom found on a plant used as shipping material in the 1800’s, this group’s large showy flowers have captured the eye of collectors the world...

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Taming Unruly Bulbophyllums

This is how I grow rambling Bulbophyllum. I am pretty stubborn though, too - the pile of pins was used several months ago to turn the new growths back into the pot. I thought I had done a good job, but it just carried on and made new growths heading straight for the...

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Sunisa’s Clay Flowers

Our final vendor this year does not grow orchids, or even sell orchids.  Sunisa Yorgason creates highly detailed and accurate sculptures of blooming orchids!  Each one is a unique creation.  These make lovely gifts for a friend or neighbor who loves orchids, but does...

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New vendors for NCOS Show 2020

We are really excited to have two new orchid vendors joining us this year:  Mt. Prospect Orchids and Silva Orchids. First, Mt. Prospect Orchids is owned and managed by Helen Hersh, and is based in New Jersey.  Here is a link to her...

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Why Membership

Our membership is made up of growers with a wide range of experience who share best practices and help each other. By becoming an active member of our community, you will have the opportunity to discuss how to grow these wonderful plants with other orchid growers, be provided access to plant stock from growers around the country and from the collections of other members, and receive regular communications about local events, activities, and orchid culture.    

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