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ANNUAL AWARDS ISSUE!
2013 Special Awards
Orchid Potting 101
Proposals for Orchid Conservation and Research Projects
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It is not too early to make plans to attend the AOS Spring Member Meetings in Portland. Those who attended the Fall 2012 meetings at the same venue will remember what a warm welcome the host societies offered and how smoothly the event was run. Those of you who did not attend now have a second chance to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the US. We should mention that not only does the Portland offer lots of orchids, but it is a real foodie city with a strong awareness of farm-to-table food. Easy day trips might include wine tasting in the Willamette Valley or a pleasant drive to Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River.
Once again, the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel will be the venue. Conveniently located, there is a light rail station right outside the hotel. A full roster of US and international orchid vendors promise to offer orchid shopping for every taste and budget.
Visit the Portland Orchid Society website for more information and registration!
The AOS provides many benefits for our affiliated societies!
Our newest additions are the presentations linked below that can be shown during AOS affiliated shows, but more importantly during the society meetings to inform and encourage new membership, and also to advise current members of the benefits of membership.
We encourage all of our AOS representatives to avail themselves of the many tools that can be found under the affiliated societies tab. Our page provides many helpful items, among them are: membership applications, speakers list, slide programs, and culture sheets.
Here are TEN reasons to join the AOS!
This AOS Benefits sheet is available for download and makes a great handout for
society meetings and shows.
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Once downloaded, simply uncompress the zip file which contains:
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- Non-Animated PowerPoint
- Required Fonts
- PDF Version of Presentation
- Audio Only
- Video MP4 File
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Photo of the Week
This amazing orchid was first discovered in Costa Rica by Von Warscewiez in 1850. In 1866 Bateman named Cattleya dowiana in recognition of Captain J.M Down for helping him in the transportation of the orchid to Europe. In Costa Rica, it can be found in the rain forest and the Atlantic coast in protected areas.
Photo © Pablo Saborio Chacon
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ORCHID SOURCE DIRECTORY
A D V E R T I S E H E R E !
I recently purchased an Encyclia lancifolia<sup>1</sup> after I fell in love with its fragrance. The plant I bought does not have spikes and has pretty much been the same since I bought it. From what I have gathered, it requires conditions similar to cattleyas. I have it in a west-facing window with venetian blinds and in temperatures ranging between 59 F and 70 F. I water about once a week. The average humidity in the room is around 50 percent, although it ranges from 40 to 62 percent.The psuedobulbs are firm and not shriveled.
— Jeff Kozma
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