November 5 — 6, 2016


Sat 9:00am — 5:00pm
Sun 10:00am — 4:00pm




Swanson's Nursery
9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA, 98117

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Swanson's Nursery

This is our society's annual AOS judged orchid show and sale at Swanson's Nursery. The show will feature a variety of flowers and displays from NWOS members and other societies in the region. Local and visiting orchid vendors will be present with plants and supplies for sale. Society members will also be providing repotting services and hourly educational talks on orchids and growing advice for hobbyists.

The following talks are scheduled to be given, and they are free.


  • 12:30 Paphiopedilums, Tropical slipper orchids: How to grow and bloom (Mike Foster)
  • 1:30 ABCs of getting your grocery store orchid to rebloom (Jake Burroughs)
  • 2:30 There are no plastic pots in nature: How to grow your orchids in a more natural way (Abigail Chang and Mike Pearson)
  • 3:30 Greenhouses for orchids (George Grantham)


  • 12:00 Orchid pests and what to do about them (George Grantham)
  • 1:00-3:00 Why, when and how to report your orchids, followed by a hands-on demonstration with orchids brought by the public. $5 suggested donation per plant (Harvey Brenneise)
  • 3:00 Successful orchid growing without a greenhouse (Diane Drisch)


  • Emerald City Orchids
    Seattle, WA

    Always an excellent source for beautiful and interesting windowsill orchids, such as Phalaenopsis, Oncidium types, and Paphiopedilum hybrids and species. They also carry a variety of supplies for repotting, mounting, and displaying your plants in eye-catching arrangements.

  • Olympic Orchids
    Seattle, WA

    This local vendor specializes in orchid species seedlings as well as a full line of orchid perfumes and scents.

  • Lucky Girl Orchids
    Rathdrum, ID

    A midwest orchid grower specializing in a wide variety of high quality orchid species as well as unique hybrids. You can view her ever-changing selection at Lucky Girl's online ebay store.

  • Seattle Orchid
    Seattle, WA

    This Ballard-based vendor specializes in a large variety of orchid species and genera (both mounted and potted) for the serious collector, as well as beautiful hybrids that will brighten any space.

  • Words Reflected

    We offer children's book that engage young minds with interesting vocabulary, beautiful illustrations, and activities designed to get kids thinking and exploring.

    Will be selling their new children's book on orchids.

  • Growing Grace Orchids
    Bothell, WA

    We are a family owned floral business specializing in orchid designs based in Bothell, WA. We create beautiful handcrafted orchid arrangements for every occasion and setting – office spaces, personalized gifts and weddings & events. We give flowers a second life to bring smiles to more people. We are dedicated to serving the community by repurposing used flowers from events and taking them to hospitals and senior centers. We support orchid farmers by sourcing all of our flowers locally. We also partner and promote local glass blowing artists with our special orchid designs arranged in glass bowl artist pieces.