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NCOS Show 2020 – Information about Vendors

We are really excited to have a great line-up of orchid vendors coming to this year’s show at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD next weekend (Feb 15-17)…some are old favorites and some are new to our show this year. Starting in no particular order is:  Orchid...

Slipper Orchid Fanatics Unite!

  This Saturday, one of my favorite events of the year will take place – the NCOS Paph Forum!  The event will be held at the US National Arboretum’s Visitor Center in Washington DC on Saturday January 25, 2020 from 8 AM to 5 PM.   The Paph Forum is a rare...

Habenaria Hybrids

Our show table judge, Sarah, has a real knack for growing amazing orchids.  In particular, Sarah is known for her Habenarias.  Here are a few hybrid Habenarias that were on the show table at the September NCOS meeting.  We don’t have names for these plants at this...

Photos from the September Show Table

Here were some of the lovely flowers on display at the September NCOS meeting.  The show table makes the trip to the National Arboretum in Washington DC worth the effort! Dendrobium Enobi ‘Splash’ Multifloral paph Yellow hybrid Cycnoches Bulbophyllum A-Dorible ‘Candy...

From Bud to Bloom – Paph Lady Isabel

The excitement builds! Paph Lady Isabel (Paph rothschildianum x P. stonei) by Jason Gebbia Paph Lady Isabel is a classic old cross that combines two fantastic multi-floral Paph species, and it usually get the best of both parents! Can hardly wait any longer! Jason...

From Bud to Bloom – Phrag QF Kamakailo Tyler

Phrag QF Kamakailo Tyler   (Peruflora’s flora spririt x Longiflorium) by Suzette Agans The moment of truth – the bud starts to open! Blooming orchids is our favorite topic, and there is a lot of anticipation when one of our plants shows that it is ready to bloom.  It...

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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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