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Newsletter April 2024 – Volume 77, Issue 01

April Update With The Society A Quick Rundown of What’s Been Happening:Spring has ushered in a wave of activity for the Northwest Orchid Society, marked by the successful Flower and Garden Show and Indoor Plant Festival, thanks to our dedicated volunteers and leaders. This past month, we’ve also made significant strides in enhancing our digital […]

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Emerald City Orchids Pop-Up Weekend – OCT 28-29, Preview Party OCT 27

Emerald City Orchids is Hosting Ecuagenera, Andy’s Orchids, and Many Of the Local Vendors. Sales Sat/Mon Oct 28-29Preview Night Friday Oct 27 4734 S. Tacoma Way Tacoma, WA 98409 Ivan Portilla from Ecuagenera will be coming back to the ECO greenhouse for another pop-up! They will be hosting a special Halloween-themed preview night party on

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Newsletter September 2023 – Volume 76, Issue 07

July and Augst have been our summery break. During the summer

Andy and his family set a lovely table for their guests. There was a wide array of mains, sides, desserts, and beverages. There were about twenty people that attended the picnic, including members and their families.

Along with having time to leisurely socialize in this lovely setting it was a wonderful treat to be able to talk with Andy about the plants in his greenhouse. There were orchids and nepenthes everywhere you looked. It was truly a site to behold.

September we will be meeting back at The Center for Urban Horticulture with our speaker, Kelly McCracken speaking on Fragrant Miniatures. She is always a great speaker, be sure to set time aside to join us.

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Newsletter May 2023 – Volume 76, Issue 06

NWOS president Robert Culver welcomed new people to our group. We had a brief update on our upcoming membership system. Ben Johnson, our Event’s VP, then updated us on the recent and upcoming events. Importantly, we are having two NWOS-sponsored shows this year, the fall show at Volunteer Park and we’re reviving the spring show, which will be held at the Lynnwood Events Center. We then covered the upcoming summer events and volunteer opportunities available for members of the society.

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Newsletter May 2023 – Volume 76, Issue 05

Jurahame Leyva, our speaker for the evening, and owner of The Orchid Fix Nursery Orchids from Hawaii | Wholesale/Retail | The OrchidFix spoke to us about modern trends in Paphiopedilum Maudiae hybrids. He reviewed the key species in this group of hybrids. He also discussed some of the individual plants that were selected during the hybridizing process that have yielded the spectacular results we see today. Many of the wonderful plants we see are a result of the breeding program carried on by Graham Wood at Lehua Orchids. Jurahame showed us many beautiful examples to illustrate the progress made in this group. As he was closing he introduced a number of smaller species and some of the hybrids that were a result of those crosses, showing that the development of this group is far from finished

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2024 Indoor Plant Festival Societies

Participating Societies Name Homepage Cascade Cactus and Succulents Society of Washington State Washington, USA Mount Baker Orchid Society Washington, USA Northwest Orchid Society Washington, USA Oregon Orchid Society Oregon, USA Puget Sound Gesneriad Society Washington, USA Pacific Northwest Branch of the American Begonia Society Washington, USA Spokane Orchid Society Washington, USA For more information, inquiries,

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