Next Meeting

We have a new location!

Sojourn East Church

2501 Rudy Lane

Louisville (Windy Hills) 40207

June 14, 2022

6:15 pm Doors open for set up/orientation

6:30 pm Social time-snacks, plant sales from New Vision Orchids

6:45 pm Business meeting

7:15 pm Presentation by Russ Vernon (New Vision Orchids) on Phalaenopsis Culture

8:15 pm Show & Tell discussion

8:45 pm Raffle

9:00 pm Adjourn


Russ grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.  Early on he had an interest in plants, helping in the yard and growing cacti purchased with his allowance.  His parents and grandparents were all interested in various aspects of horticulture.

When Russ was 12 years old, his uncle arrived with 6 orchids saying,”If you can grow those darned cacti, you ought to be able to grow these.”  And a career was launched.

Russ is a graduate of Ohio State University majoring in horticulture/floriculture.  He has worked for Orchid by Hausermann, A&P Orchids, Ball State University’s Wheeler Orchid Collection and Species Bank, and Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield the Cat.

In 2004, Russ and his wife Anita started New Vision Orchids.  The company specializes in Phalaenopsis, Odontoglossums and their intergenerics, Miltoniopsis, Cattleyas, and Lycastes.  The biggest area of focus is hybridizing, wholesale and retail sales. Russ also lectures to various orchid societies across the country and conducts workshops on orchid culture.

Russ is a judge of the American Orchid Society and is past President of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance, and Past President of the Mid-America Orchid Congress and serves on their Conservation Committee.  He and Anita have two daughters.

Our usual format for our in-person meetings:
6:30-7:00Plant Doctor
Social Hour
Beginner’s Corner
7:00-7:30Business Meeting
7:40-8:30Educational presentation
8:30-9:00Show-N-Tell, Raffle

Upcoming events:

Jul 12Monthly meeting
August 9Monthly meeting
Aug 26-28Ohio Valley Orchidfest Lutheran Church 4665 Wilmington Pike Kettering, OH
Sept 13Monthly meeting
Oct 2 & 310:00-5:00KOS Annual Show and SaleSt. Mathews Episcopal Church
330 N. Hubbards Ln 40207
Oct 11Monthly meeting