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February 19, 2023 Meeting

Date: Sunday 02/19/2023 (in person only, no Zoom)

Location: Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside
1059 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232


Growing Show Quality Cattleyas

presented by Chuck Oldenburg

Please join us prior to the meeting at 1pm for an orchid mini-class. These half hour classes are for new or experienced orchid growers, and they are taught by your fellow orchid society mem- bers. An overall great way to learn and get to know your fellow orchidophiles. In this talk, Chuck Oldenburg will uncover the secrets to growing show quality cattleyas. Chuck has won AOS awards for his cattleyas and has valuable information to share with us. Hope to see you there!

Topic: Getting your plants ready for the show! Setting up an exhibit.

Time: 2:00pm

Getting your plants ready for the show! Setting up an exhibit.
I will be talking and demonstrating how to get your plant/plants ready for this year’s show. John, Carol, Chuck and I will be designing and constructing the society exhibit and it does take a village. You only need a few plants to do a small tabletop exhibit. Ask Don Ammon! He has done his small exhibit for the past years and started with only a couple of plants. The 2 pictures of Don’s are his first exhibit in 2014, and another in 2020. You can offer your plant to the society exhibit but do not be offended if we rule it out. We rule out many of our own plants if they don’t fit or have insects or have damage.
There will be a list in the newsletter you can print or just refer to. It will help you get started.


OSWP meetings are held at the Phipps Garden Center on Shady Avenue and are open to members, their guests and the general public.

HOWEVER, we are on Zoom for meetings , and those interested non members could contact us to get a Zoom invitation.

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