ORCHID SOCIETY
    OF ALBERTA

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OSABMembership@gmail.com



In-person meeting

May 15 2022


The Program will be as follows:

1. 12:30 - 1:00 P.M. A Question and Answer Culture Session

2. 12:30 P.M. Show Table

3. 1:00 - 1:30 P.M. OSA Member Meeting

4. 1:30 - 4:00 P.M.

Speak: T.J. Hartung - Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens


Please ensure you renewed your Membership to be able to buy plants and supplies.

  • Tea and Coffee will be offered for sale ($2.00 per cup). 

     No Lunch items.

  • Donation Box will be available


Covid-19 Protocall:

As a number of our members are considered vulnerable, it is strongly recommended that masks be worn by all.


A door fee of $5.00 will be charged to non-members


Looking forward seeing you May 15, 2022!





 

Our Monthly Meetings

12:30P.M. to 4:00 P.M.


OSA (IN PERSON) GENERAL MEETING

 

  NORTHGATE LIONS CENTRE

    7524 – 139 Avenue, Edmonton

Date: Sunday May 15, 2022.  Set up @ 12:00 P.M.



CULTURE SESSION @ 12:30-1:00 P.M. 

COFFEE and TEA only (NO SNACKS) will be available for purchase.

Speaker: T.J. Hartung - Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens


SHOW TABLE – BRING YOUR PLANTS to be judged


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE OBSERVING ALL COVID PRECAUTIONS FOR OUR MEETINGS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED AND SANITIZER WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Non-members are welcome to attend at a $5.00 Entry fee.

Please Go Here for more information



A glimps of what to expect (Photo from 2019 Orchid Fair)


 2022 Orchid Fair & Show

Cancelled


Due to COVID-19 Uncertainties


 

Virtual Show Table - October 2020

Please click the link below to view the Show Table Entries

Video ORCHID SOCIETY OF ALBERTA MONTHLY SHOW TABLE.mp4





Past Orchid Fair Awards 

American Orchid Society Show Trophy
Paul Paludet's Display, ‘Life’s Next Level’:


 
Photographer: Karen Albert 
Orchid Species Preservation Foundation Trophy
(best display of species
orchids - showing diversity and quality
)
By Darrell Albert:

Photographer: Karen Albert 

Canadian Orchid Congress Show Trophy
(most diverse display of orchid flowers and orchid plants
)
By Terry Letendre:

Photographer: Karen Albert 
Carl Austin Trophy (Overall Orchid Specimen) 
(by a non-commercial grower)
Epidendrum stamfordianum,
Grown by Darrell Albert:

Photographer: Karen Albert 
 


Interested in Orchids?

You've come to the right place! The Orchid Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of orchid growing in our province. Although we are located in Edmonton, our society has members from all over Alberta who can help you discover the intriguing world of orchids. Our monthly meetings are a great opportunity to improve your growing skills, buy hard-to-find plants, and make new friends. Guests are welcome to take in a meeting any time!

Did you know …

The orchid family contains in excess of 30,000 species, and more are discovered each year. Advances in breeding have also led to the registration of well over 100,000 orchid hybrids. Orchids grow on every continent except Antarctica, in an amazing range of environments. However, in spite of their exotic appearance, many orchids are no more difficult to grow than other houseplants.

Excellent beginners’ plants are sold in home improvement stores and garden centres, and a windowsill makes a suitable home for hundreds of species and hybrids. Once a few basic principles have been mastered, the choices for growing are endless.

Join us …

We’d love to help you get started on your orchid adventure. Our monthly meetings feature expert speakers, slide shows, plant displays and sales, culture sessions and workshops, a monthly raffle and an excellent lunch table. There’s the excitement of our annual Orchid Show, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. And members get the monthly OSA newsletter, plus access to an extensive library of orchid books, videos and magazines. All this and friendship, fun and good times, too!


Orchid Society of Alberta
P.O. Box 31117, RPO Namao Centre
Edmonton, AB T5Z 3P3

email: orchids.alberta@gmail.com




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