Recent Meetings & Events

Educational Topics

May 20-21 Memphis Orchid Show; KOS exhibited

May 10, 2023 KOS monthly meeting; Janet Crafts describing her greenhouses

April 22-23, 2023 Central Indiana Orchid Show-KOS exhibited

April 12, 2023 Monthly meeting; Larry Atwood discussing growing at home in an orchid tent and under lights

April 8, 2023 Paristown Spring Show

March 25-26, 2023 Cincinnatti Orchid Show-KOS exhibited

March 10-12, 2023 KOS booth at Home and Garden and Remodeling Show–Orchid sales and demos

March 8, 2023 Monthly meeting; Ray Barkalow from First Ray LLC.
Title: Semi-hydroponic Orchid Growing. (Culture talk)

February 8, 2023 Monthly meeting Rafaël Govaerts
Title: Is there such a thing as trusted orchid names? (nomenclature)

January 11, 2023 Marni Turkel speaking on Coelogyne, Dendrochilum, and related genera

November 9 2022 Tom Sampliner speaking on “The Orchids of
N. Thailand during the Dry Season”.

October 11 Orchid potting media; Anne-Marie Blanquaert

September 13 meeting: planning for upcoming show

August 9 meeting Eric Sauer spoke on “How to Know What You are Getting When You Purchase an Orchid”

July 12 July meeting: Teresa Huesman spoke on “Pleione Orchids”

June 14 June meeting; Russ Vernon spoke on “Growing Phalaenopsis and Cattleyas”

May 14 KOS presentation on “Repotting Phalaenopsis Orchids” at the Louisville Free Public Library “How To” Day

May 14-15 KOS sold orchids at the Locust Grove Spring Gardener’s Fair

May 9, 2022 Stephen Benjamin and Anne-Marie Blancquaert demonstrating “Mounting Orchids”

April 13, 2022 Clark Riley speaking on “Sixty Five Years of Orchid Growing Mistakes”

March 9, 2002 Maurice Garvey speaking on “Growing Orchids in an Orchidarium”

February 9, 2022 Manuel Aybar – Speaking on Tolumnias

January 12, 2022 Bill Bodie: Orchid Basics for the Aspiring Expert Grower

December 8, 2021. Virtual Holiday Meeting with presentation of awards and election of officers

November 10, 2021 Virtual Meeting Presentation by Eric Sauer on Maxillarias, shared with MVOS

October 13, 2021 Virtual Meeting. Presentation by Edgar Stehli on Tolumnias on 10/12, followed by business meeting on 10/13. Then, members viewed MVOS presentation by Manny Aybar on Orchids of the Dominican Republic

September 8, 2011 Virtual meeting. Stephen Benjamin gave a virtual tour of his greenhouse

August 11, 2021 Virtual meeting-no presentation

July 14, 2021 Hybrid in person and virtual meeting at Immanuel Church of Christ, featuring Brian Spitler speaking on “Japanese Orchid Culture”

June 12, 2021 Hybrid in person and Zoom meeting at Jan Smith’s home, featuring the Hartman Orchid Sale

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

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