Next Meeting

June 12, 2021 2 pm-5 pm Hybrid meeting

(in person for Covid immunized individuals with Zoom access for those who cannot join us for whatever reason)

The next KOS monthly meeting will be on June 12 at Jan Smith’s home beginning at 2 pm. There will be social time, a business meeting, review of virtual Show and Tell, a plant raffle and then a plant sale of many of Gwen Hartman’s orchid collection.There will be plenty of time to socialize and relax by the pool or under the shade of the pool house.

There will not be an educational presentation this month, but there will be drinks and snacks available!

This is the meeting information on Zoom:
Topic: KOS June 2021 Virtual Meeting
Time: June 12, 2021 02:00 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


July 14, 2021 “Japanese Orchid Culture” by Brian Spitler

Upcoming events:

Past Meetings & Events

May 12, 2021 Zoom presentation by Debbie Halliday on “Orchid Care Tips”

April 14, 2021 Zoom presentation by Mary Gerritsen on “Masdevallias, Selected Species and How to Grow Them”

March 24, 2021 Zoom Presentation by Doug Martin on “Growing Hardy Orchids in Your Garden”

February 10, 2021 Zoom meeting; presentation by Pam LaRocco on “We’re Dendrobiums, Please Don’t Grow Us Like Cattleyas!”

January 12, 2021 Zoom meeting; presentation by Jeanne Rinehart of the Native Orchid Preservation Society (NOPES) on the Native Orchids of Kentucky and Surrounding states.


December 9, 2020 Zoom Holiday Party and Awards Event

November 11, 2020 Zoom meeting Kristin Uthus speaking on miniatures 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