The Long Island Orchid Society Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month.

Knights of Columbus
Joseph Barry Council 2520
45 Heitz Place, Hicksville, NY 11801

 

 

Culture Corner is at 7:30 pm and the meeting starts at 8:00 pm sharp.

 

2017 Calendar

January 12 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Diana Van Buren
Topic: “Orchids found on Newfoundland"

Diana Van Buren set off for a week-long Dragonfly workshop at the Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, Maine in July of 2015. Two weeks later she found herself on a ferry heading to Newfoundland in search of wild orchids and other botanical wonders.

Join us for Diana's virtual tour of the west coast of Newfoundland, where it’s hard NOT to see wild orchids in bloom in July.

Diana recently completed a one year internship with the Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI), and is a past President and Program Chair of the North Fork Audubon Society. She recently moved back to Manhattan where she donates some of her time to helping with maintenance of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights.
February 4 The Long Island Orchid Society is happy to announce that it will be presenting a lecture in The Learning Center at Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury.

Topic: All About Orchids
Time: 11AM-12PM*

If you were ever tempted to buy an orchid but didn’t think you would know how to take care of it – this is the seminar for you! The Long Island Orchid Society will explain the different types of orchids and what it takes to keep them thriving and flowering.

*Join us before the seminar at 10AM for a FREE orchid potting demonstration by the Long Island Orchid Society.

February 9
    CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

    LIOS Meeting

    Speaker: Peter Stegemann, LIOS President*
    Topic: Cold Growing Orchids

    Pete will also include some images of his recent trip to Madagascar

    * Originally schedulled speaker Isabel Lopatin had to cancel for February. We hope to reschedule Isabel with her topic "Growing Hot and Cold" for a future month


March 9

LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Guillermo A. Salazar
Topic: Easy and Tropical Epidendrums
Guillermo will be selling plants

Guillermo Salazar was born in Miami and grew up in El Salvador in Central America, as a child of a nursery owner Father and a interior and floral designer Mother, Guillermo was able to develop his natural design ability and appreciation for plants and flowers even before attending college. Later he followed his dream of becoming a professional landscape designer in Florida, receiving his degree in Landscape Design & Management, later he received a Master’s in Science in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida. As a 9 year old living in El Salvador, Guillermo found orchids were the most attractive plants in this tropical environment and he started collecting them. He became the youngest member of the San Salvador Orchid Society, which is the largest orchid society in San Salvador the country’s capital. During his college years back in Florida, he learned the importance of protecting natural resources especially orchids in nature. He is part of the judging team of Miami for the Florida Caribbean Judging Center of the American orchid Society; board member of several orchid societies. A Florida Master Gardener, Guillermo has worked for several years as a professional Landscape Designer in private, municipal and governmental capacities in the South Florida area. He currently works as a private landscape designer & consultant for several municipalities in South Florida, Horticulture & Orchidology Instructor for Fairchild Botanic Gardens in Miami and Adjunct Faculty for the Landscape Technology Department for Miami Dade College. His work entails reviewing all landscape projects of the city and teaching residents how to design a garden successfully with the use of adequate plants and orchids to create functional & environmentally conscious environment. He has published several articles on home gardening, design and orchid articles for South Florida and international magazines. His credentials include: ISA certified Arborist, Certified Landscape Inspector and Certified Horticulturist. His specialty in orchids is Angraecoids, Bulbophyllums, and rare and miniature tropical species. In his spare time, Guillermo is a breeder of pedigree Persian and Himalayan cats, enjoys gardening & exploring tropical regions of the world.

April 8 The Long Island Orchid Society is happy to announce that it will be presenting a 1pm lecture at:

The Dees' Nursery & Florist
69 Atlantic Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572

How to Keep Your Orchids Happy
The Long Island Orchid Society will provide invaluable information about watering, potting, sunlight and feeding.
April 13 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Elaine Grega and Fred Plant , Woodstock Gardens
Topic: "Redland International Orchid Festival"
Elaine and Fred will be selling plants

This festival has grown to be the largest international orchid festival in the world. It is held at Redland Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead, Florida each year mid-May. A trip to Redland should be on every orchid lover’s bucket list. It’s not too late to plan for 2017. Our presentation includes:

- Why you should go
- Helpful information to plan your trip
- Area vendors and suppliers worth visiting
- A special pictorial tour of RF Orchids
- A humorous review of our Redland experience

Elaine Grega resides in Woodstock, NY and owns Woodstock Gardens, which specializes in orchids. She sells her mounted and species orchids at shows and will have orchids available for sale at the presentation.

Her collection includes over 100 mounted plants. The primary focus is Phalaenopsis and small Laelia species. In addition, she has a wide variety of other species and hybrids totaling almost 400.

Fred Plant started, as many have, with just one orchid. His collection has grown to 90 to date. His interest is in Dendrobium species and primaries. He resides in Saugerties, NY.

Elaine and Fred enjoy traveling the East Coast to attend orchid shows. So far Redland has been the best.
May 11 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Mark Margolis
Topic: Growing Catasetums
Mark will be selling plants
June 2-4 Long Island Orchid Festival 2017

The Long Island Orchid Society
in conjunction with
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
presents the first annual

Long Island Orchid Festival 2017
Orchids and Vendors from Around the World
9 AM to 5 PM

Planting Fields Arboretum
State Historic Park

Conference Center
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Admission is Free
(Planting Fields Arboretum Parking $8 per car)

June 9 LIOS Meeting and Auction

Each member should bring in a dish (appetizer, main course, or dessert) large enough for at least 6 people. LIOS will provide the wine, beer and soda, along with the paper goods. The dinner will begin at about 6:30pm with the auction starting at 7:30-7:45.

For the June Special Show Table bring your best plant (one only please) for a chance to win a gift.
(For our new members: a show table entry should be an orchid that you have brought into bloom not a flowering plant you recently acquired.)

Bring Orchid Loving Friends--All plant sales help pay for the speakers we have at our meetings each month, so let’s be generous and get great plants & great programs in return! The auction features flower photos & culture notes on the big screen so you can learn how to grow each orchid from our master auctioneer & orchid guru Rich Heeseler!

No Culture Corner.
July 13 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Michael Coronado, RF Orchids
Topic: TBD
Michael will be selling plants
August 10 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Dick Doran
Topic: Australian Dendrobiums
Dick will be selling plants

September 14
LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Maria Avrutsky
Topic: Amazing Orchid Science: 10 stories from nature, medicine and technology

October 12 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
November 9

LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

December 8 LIOS Meeting and Auction

Each member should bring in a dish (appetizer, main course, or dessert) large enough for at least 6 people. LIOS will provide the wine, beer and soda, along with the paper goods. The dinner will begin at about 6:30pm with the auction starting at 7:30-7:45.

For the December Special Show Table bring your best plant (one only please) for a chance to win The Claire Buschel Memorial Award: a gift certificate from Carter & Holmes.
(For our new members: a show table entry should be an orchid that you have brought into bloom not a flowering plant you recently acquired.)

Bring Orchid Loving Friends--All plant sales help pay for the speakers we have at our meetings each month, so let’s be generous and get great plants & great programs in return! The auction features flower photos & culture notes on the big screen so you can learn how to grow each orchid from our master auctioneer & orchid guru Rich Heeseler!

No Culture Corner.