Next Meeting

October 9, 2020 In person Meeting CANCELLED due to Covid pandemic-switched to Zoom

The next KOS monthly meeting will be a virtual one on Zoom. It will start at 6:15 pm on October 6 (note that this is not our usual date!) with a 15 min social hour, followed by the business meeting starting at 6:45 , which we will limit to 30 min and then move on to a presentation by Fred Clark on “Becoming an 80th percentile Grower”. We will be viewing the speaker’s presentation through the Cincinnati Orchid Society’s meeting, so there are two Zoom links that you will use-one to our business meeting and a separate one to the GCOS’s meeting. There will be time for questions and answers afterwards. 


This is the meeting information on Zoom:
Topic: KOS October 2020 Virtual Meeting
Time: Oct 6, 2020 06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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This is the Zoom link for the GCOS meeting, to follow at 7 pm:

Topic: GCOS October Zoom Meeting

Time: Oct 6, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Becoming an 80th Percentile Grower by Fred Clark

Ever wonder what the most important requirements are for growing the best orchids?

Learn about the underlying reasons of how and why orchids grow as they do. Then explore the fundamentals and advanced growing techniques to best grow them. Orchid plant culture is explained as you have never heard it before. Learn how to become an 80 percentile grower, expect to be wowed by this talk!

The presenter will be Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids in Vista. Fred has been growing orchids for 42 years and has been hybridizing for 38 of those years. With over 34 years as a professional grower and manager in the horticultural industry, Fred applies these skills at his orchid nursery; Sunset Valley Orchids, located in San Diego, California.

He is a passionate orchid grower whose curiosity in orchids is broad and varied. Although developing Cattleya hybrids has been his sustaining interest, he is also actively creating new Paphiopedilum and Aussie Dendrobium hybrids plus some others to be named if they work out!

His pioneering work in Catasetum intergeneric hybrids led to the development of several notable hybrids, most recently the grex, Fredclarkeara After Dark, which produced “the blackest flower ever witnessed”. This grex has received over 100 awards worldwide with nine FCC’s and thirty AM’s from the AOS judges!

Fred is an Accredited Judge in the Pacific South Judging Region. His plants have received hundreds of quality awards from the American Orchid Society.

Sunset Valley Orchids ZOOM Meeting Discount

Sunset Valley Orchids offers a 20% discount on all plant orders from your club members.  The special voucher code is ZOOM. When you check out, type ZOOM into the voucher code box on the shopping cart page and click ‘RECALCULATE’ to apply the discount.  This special discount is additive to the existing discount schedule, making for an excellent opportunity.

You can find his available plants at:

http://www.sunsetvalleyorchids.com


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
9:00Adjourn

FUTURE 2020 KOS MEETINGS:

October 6Fred Clarke
November 11Kristin Uthus “Mini-Catts and Their Culture”
December 9annual meeting and awards banquet (virtual)

Upcoming events:

VirtualOrchid Display competition-details to be announced

Past Meetings & Events

September 16, 2020 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!