Upcoming Meetings & Events:
Next Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Cape Fear Orchid Society will meet at the Windermere Presbyterian Church, 104 Windermere Road, Wilmington, NC on March 15th at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm to sell plants, etc. Our speaker this month is Steve Arthur from Graniteville, SC. He will talk on “Orchid Viruses –What You Need to Know.” Steve has been growing orchids since his teens, specializes in micro-propagation, has his own commercial greenhouse in SC, and has taught many classes on meristem cloning. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please note that this is a temporary meeting place for this month only. It is located off of Eastwood Road.
Those individuals who have been members and have not paid their 2017 dues by March 1 can attend a future meeting for $10 or continue to be a member in good standing by paying their dues of $25.
BIG BLOOMIN' ORCHID DAY - MARCH 25th!
The Cape Fear Orchid Society will hold our Big Bloomin’ Orchid Day on March 25th at Brightmore of Wilmington, 2324 South 41st Street. The location is just behind Hoggard High School, between Oleander Drive and Shipyard Boulevard.
Registration begins at 8:30 with breakfast treats, sale of plants, orchid supplies, and raffle tickets. This morning event will end at 12:30 pm.
At 9:30 Keith Davis will speak on the "Basic Care of Your Orchid." Keith holds degrees in forestry, agriculture, and horticulture from NC State. He currently lives near Greensboro where he has an active greenhouse growing orchids, with a special interest in Cattleyas and the Ghost Orchid.
At 10:15, our speakers will be available to answer specific problems about your orchids.
At 10:45 Prof. Courtney Hackney will talk on “Reblooming Your Orchid.” Courtney, a former professor at UNCW, has been growing and hybridizing orchids for many years has published an orchid advice column in newsletters around the country and in “Orchid Digest," and has published a book on Cattleyas.
Registration fee is $10 if you register prior to March 20th. To pay by check, please mail the check to Cape Fear Orchid Society, Laura Overstreet, 237 Cherokee Trail, Wilmington, 28409. To reserve a space with a credit card or cash, please call Brightmore at (910) 338-2905. For more information, please call Laura at (910) 395-2101. A flyer on the program and registration form links are listed below; please click on the link for more info. Space is limited.
Check out a last year's article in the Wilmington Star News about CFOS and Grower's Day:
Link: Cape Fear Plant Entry Sheet