If you would be willing to offer your guest room to a speaker, please let me know. See you in September! Demetria Marsh, Program Chair demetmarsh@verizon.net 412-848-43

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

No mini class in December..come celebrate the holiday season!

​2:00 PM, Sunday, December 10 (SECOND SUNDAY!)

Dave Miller
Orchids Under Glass​

As a special part of our holiday party celebration, DAVE MILLER will present his program, Orchids Under Glass, for our meeting on Sunday, December 10, 2017.  That’s the SECOND SUNDAY of the month.

Dave Miller is a probationary American Orchid Society judge based at the Great Lakes Judging Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He lives in Niles, Ohio in the Mahoning Valley, with his wife Mary Jo.  He is past-president and currently trustee of the Greater Akron Orchid Society and is an active member of four orchid societies in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the OSWP being one of them J  In addition, Dave and Mary Jo share their time at Mill Creek Metropark in Youngstown, Ohio, for orchid events they sponsor each year.  A spring orchid exhibit and a number of repotting and beginner classes are among the events.  Many OSWP members will recognize Dave and Mary Jo as they are active members of the society, particularly during shows.  He grows all of his orchid collection under lights with many of them vacationing outdoors during the summer.  Dave's reply to questions about his favorite orchid is "the ones that flower at my house and are still alive".  Currently he grows many varieties of slipper orchids, Phalaenopsis, Pleurothallids, Coelogyne, Bulbophyllum, Catasetinae and Tolumnias.  Dave is a frequent speaker to orchid societies and garden groups.  (email dcmjpasmil@aol.com).  We are so happy to have the Millers as part of the OSWP.

Dave will be sharing ideas on how to use glass enclosures to increase the number of orchids that home growers can successfully flower without the benefit of a greenhouse.  "Orchids Under Glass" takes a look at the use of terrariums and jars to maintain a higher humidity in order to flower orchids at home. 

There will be a raffle for a fully fitted terrarium with plants (donated by the Millers) with proceeds going to the society.  Dave will bring several other terrariums that are already setup for orchids, which he will sell for $20 each.  He will also have terrarium orchids for sale for anyone desiring to expand their collection.  Restrepias, Masdevallias, Bulbophyllums and other Pleurothallids as well as Tolumnias are a few of the kinds of orchids that will be available and do quite well in this environment.  

Members may bring orchid plants to sell.  We will have our big SWAP  AND BUY in January as well.