Welcome to the Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society!
Our 2017 show, A Galaxy of Orchids, will be held January 20, 21, and 22, 2017. No doubt it will be a star-studded event!
Our 2016 show, An Orchid Masquerade, was an elegant celebration of orchids. We had full houses in spite of tornado warnings and cold squalls blowing through. Many thanks to our great vendors, to all the volunteers from FLOS, to the City of Fort Lauderdale, and to all our visitors who came and enjoyed the show.
UPCOMING SOCIETY EVENTS
May 9th, 7:30 PM meeting will feature Luis Del Pino from Rio Orchids on flasking
June 13th, 7:30 PM meeting will feature John Salventi on “Demystifying Roots”
July 11th, 7:30 PM meeting is Movie Night!
August 8th, 7:30 PM meeting will feature Bill Thoms on Bulbophyllums
September 12, 7:30 PM meeting will feature Thanh Nguyen from Spring Water Orchids
October 10 is our auction. Bidding starts at 7:00; come early to register and check out the plants.
The 6th Annual Cattleya Symposium in Fort Pierce will be held on Friday August 5th and Saturday August 6th at the Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce, Florida from 8 am – 5pm each day. Registration is required at http://www.odoms.com/cattleya-symposium-august-5-6-2016/. Early bird pricing ($150) goes up to $175 after April 30. Hotel rooms are available at block rates. The program this year looks exceptional, including Roy Tokunaga, Bob Scully, and Francisco Miranda along with other cattleya luminaries. FLOS always has a large contingent at this event so you WILL know people there! Ask Rich, Zoe, Joan, or Gigi for more information.
We helped celebrate Broward County’s 100th anniversary by giving away 100 Encyclia tampensis at the Riverwalk Jazz Brunch on September 6. Now we would like to collect pictures of your plants so send them in and we will put them on our Jazz Brunch page.
If you recently discovered the Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society, please come to a meeting as our guest and then consider joining. We are a fun group that enjoy:
- meeting to learn from a presentation, munch on snacks, look at members’ plants, and participate in a raffle
- checking out books from our library
- traveling together to visit orchid nurseries or other members’ homes on our famous rambles
- hosting our annual Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show
- reading our newsletter
You’ll find enjoyment and useful information whether you are brand new to growing orchids or have many years of experience. Come as a guest – no obligation – and see how you like it! The Internet is awash in data but there’s nothing like finding out what works and what doesn’t work from a neighbor or friend.
The FLOS Newsletters are all online! You can find the archived ones from 2008 on the Newsletter Archives page.
Opportunities To Get Involved
To get the most out of your membership, get involved! More involvement leads to a better society. You will learn more about orchids and have more fun too!
You can find out how to help with committees and special projects on our Opportunities Page.