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Jeffrey Morris "Growing Specimen Plants", Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7 p.m.

     Jeffrey Morris of Orchid Realm and Charlottesville Orchid Society will present “Growing Specimen Plants” as the educational topic for our June 16, 2016 monthly meeting. His talk will cover observations on growing orchids to specimen size and will include helpful hints with things to avoid to be successful.
     Jeffrey purchased a phalaenopsis over 25 years ago as a gift for a relative. He thought he could grow this strange plant and purchased a seedling for himself. This lead to an addiction to orchids that doubled his collection every 6 months for the first several years. Currently he grows over 2000 orchids in a 1800 sq. ft. greenhouse. Early in his orchid culture career he favored paphiopedilums and vandas.
     At the 2016 National Capital Orchid Society Paphiopedilum Forum Jeff was a leading expert on the Slipper Orchid Culture Panel. Although paphs and vandas are among his favorites his collection has expanded widely, Jeff now grows over 100 genera.
     Jeffrey is the second Vice President of the Charlottesville Orchid Society and previously served 5 terms as President. We are delighted he will share many of his practical and valuable culture tips on growing orchids to specimen size. This is a program not to be missed!
     Jeffrey will bring orchids for sale. If you have a specific interest or request he will look for plants in his greenhouse to bring. You may e-mail him at

Jeffrey Morris Growing Specimen Plants June 16, 2016

Stunning Maryland Display at the 2016 SEPOS Show!

Stunning Maryland Display at the 2016 SEPOS Show!

Vendors, Too.

Vendors at the 2016 SEPOS show
Fishing Creek (Harrisburg), Seed Engei (Japan), Miranda Orchids (Brazil), Ecuagenera (Ecuador).

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The Missions Statement of The Maryland Orchid Society

Mission Statement of the Maryland Orchid Society

Maryland Orchid Society - Board of Trustees
2014 - 2015

President   Sarah L. Spence
Vice President   Joan M. Roderick
Treasurer   Aaron Webb
Secretary   Suzanne Gaertner
Jennifer Hildebrandt
Michael Moran
Committee Chairs
AOS/ODC Rep.   Valerie Lowe
Auction   Aaron Webb, Joan Roderick
Away Shows   Valerie Lowe
Education/Activities   David Smith, Eric Wiles
Hospitality   Margaret Smith
House   Gregg Custis, Ernest Drohan
Library   Norma Lynch
Membership   Marilyn Lauffer
Newsletter   Laura Sobelman
Program   Deborah Dade
Refreshments   Barbara Buck
Show   Bill Scharf, Joan Roderick
Show Table   Tom McBride
Sunshine   Janice Mazur
Website   Clark Riley

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