December 9, 2019


7:00pm — 10:00pm


Free admission and parking.


UW Botantic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle WA, 98105

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At our annual Holiday Potluck Party we will continue our tradition of gift plants: each member will receive one free plant as a gift from the society. These are quality plants purchased specially for this event. Each member will be able to select a plant that is suitable to their growing conditions. Make sure your membership is current by the November meeting to participate. Additional plants from the same selection may be available for purchase after distribution is completed.

To kick off the festivities the society will provide a meat entree along with the plates, utensils, etc. If you want to go green, you are encouraged to bring reusable dishes, flatware, or cups.

We are asking everyone to bring additional food: a main dish, salad, drinks or dessert to share for our Potluck Party. For reference and to help decide what delicious food to bring, you could use the handy list. If your name starts with:

  •      A - I, bring a main dish
  •      J - R, bring a dessert or drinks
  •      S - Z, bring a salad or vegetable

Consider this a guideline only, if you have a dish you are known for, or one you just want to share with others, please feel free to bring that instead.

Time to Strut Your Stuff, and show off your Orchid Growing Prowess!
Each December, we have two perpetual trophies to award, the Schoenfeld Trophy and the Rebecca T. Northen Miniature Orchid Trophy. Everyone is encouraged to participate in winning one or both of these trophies; all you have to do is bring in one blooming plant for each. Let's make this a strong, lively competition.

  •       Schoenfeld Trophy is awarded to the best blooming plant of any size.
  •       Rebecca T. Northen Miniature Orchid Trophy is awarded to the best blooming plant that is 6 inches or less in
          height, excluding the bloom spike.

Everyone at the Holiday Party will cast one vote for each award. The winner will get to display a beautiful trophy in the setting of their choice until the next December potluck.

No member sales table, and no raffle, no display table this month, but bring in your best plants to compete for one or both of our special trophies.