Next Meeting

January 12, 2021 In person Meeting CANCELLED due to Covid pandemic-switched to Zoom and date changed to 1/12/21 from 1/13/21 because of a conflict for our speaker

The next KOS monthly meeting will be a virtual one on Zoom. It will start at 6:00 pm on January 12 with a 30 min social hour, followed by the business meeting starting at 6:30. Following the meeting, we will have a virtual plant raffle.

We will then enjoy a presentation by Jeanne Rhinehart from the Native Orchid Preservation Society and the Miami Valley Orchid Society.

Jeanne is a retired Ohio teacher with certification in Biology, General Science, Math and Computer Science and has taught middle school, high school, and community college. She got her interest in
orchids from her parents who were florists in Cincinnati. She is an avid gardener and orchid grower. She and her husband are members of various societies including Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society, Miami Valley Orchid Society, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the Nature Conservatory, Lloyds Library and Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association. She is one of the 3 founding members of the Native Orchid Preservation and Education Society. Jeanne will speak to us about “Experiencing Native Orchids”. This presentation covers a large group of native orchids including those in Kentucky and some surrounding states.

This is the meeting information on Zoom:
Topic: KOS January 2021 Virtual Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

KOS Admin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: KOS January 2021 Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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


February 10 2021to be determined
March 13 2021to be determined

Upcoming events:

Past Meetings & Events

December 9, 2020 Zoom Holiday Party and Awards Event

November 11, 2020 Zoom meeting Kristin Uthus speaking on miniature in “Honey I Shrunk the Orchids”

November 3, 2020 Zoom meeting; Kristin Uthus speaking on Miniature Cattleya Relatives (GCOS speaker)

October 14, 2020 Zoom meeting; Fred Clarke spoke on “Becoming an 80th Percentile Grower”

September 16, 2020 KOS Virtual Orchid Auction

September 9, 2020 Zoom meeting; Sam Tsui spoke on Multifloral Paphiopedilums

August 12, 2020 meeting switched to Zoom format. Presentation by Larry Zettler on Cuban Orchids and his research in their conservation

July 8, 2020 KOS meeting switched to Zoom format. Presentation by Stephen Benjamin on mounting orchids on plaques

June 11, 2020 KOS meeting cancelled due to pandemic; business meeting via Zoom; presentation by Peter Lin on Miniature Cattleya’s, via Zoom through the Miami Valley Orchid SOciety

May 13, 2020 KOS meeting cancelled because of pandemic; Zoom presentation by Doug Martin on Birds, Bees and Orchids

April 8, 2020 KOS meeting cancelled due to pandemic

March 11, 2020 KOS meeting. Guest Speaker: Michael Hinshaw, from Indianapolis, speaking on Culture of Phalaenopsis

Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020 Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Spring Show & Plant Sale. KOS had a display and members’ orchids won a total of 11 ribbons. Congrats!

Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020 Kentucky Home Garden & Remodeling Show. KOS had a booth set up selling a wide variety of orchids.

Feb 14-16, 2020 Miami Valley Orchid Society Show. KOS had a display and members’ orchids won a total of 13 ribbons. Congrats!

Feb 12, 2020. KOS meeting. Guest speaker: Pam LaRocco on Preparing Your Plants for Displays and Shows

January 8, 2020. KOS meeting. Guest speaker: Brian Spitler on Dendrobiums