If you would like to share a meal with the speaker, when possible, at a restaurant or at someone’s home, please let us know.

Calling all orchiholics!!!!!  In lieu of a typical October Orchid Festival, A MOCK ORCHID SHOW is planned for October 20th and 21st.  Like the 2016 Watch-It-Grow Orchid Show, members will be given the opportunity to try their hand with building a tabletop exhibit while teamed with one or more experienced members.  During the 2016 event, we had a HUGE overflow table of plants and the exhibits were amazing. This was Mortimer’s first appearance as an OSWP regular.  We hope to build on that experience!

PLUS we will have a SWAP ‘N BUY!

SATURDAY, October 20th

12-2pm:  Bring your blooming orchids for the exhibitors to use in their exhibits and bring in your Swap ‘N Buy orchids. It’s a special early bird time to sell, buy and trade.

2-5PM:  The exhibit teams will work together to build their own tabletop exhibits.

Snacks will be served, as always.

SUNDAY, October 21st

12-2pm:  All call for Swap ‘N Buy and see the exhibits.

2pm:  Our regular meeting will take place.  The program will be a discussion of the exhibits.

3:30pm:  Refreshments and the final sales for the Swap ‘N Buy.

4pm:  Exhibit breakdown


Contact Tim Choltco harbingerorchids@yahoo.com (814-574-2551) or see him at the September meeting  to let him know you would like to learn to exhibit or to mentor.

Plants . . . bring your blooming orchids by 2pm on the 20th of October.

Please let Tim know if you have a card table you can bring to the Garden Center on that Saturday.

This is an excellent, no pressure, FUN opportunity for members to be involved in the creative process that is part of our yearly show.  Think of this as a practice run for our 2019 March OSWP Orchid Show!

Mini-Class: Getting Your Orchids Ready for Winter

By Shelia Nathanson

Time: Sunday,  September 16, 2018, 1:30PM
Location:  Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside

OSWP Orchid Bazaar

Time: Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018

Location: Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside