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Bill Thoms Presents
"General Orchid Culture and the Newest Bulbophyllums
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7 p.m.

Bill Thoms Bulbophyllums April 21, 2016      Our special guest speaker for April 21, 2016 is William Thoms, an international award winning expert for both novice and advance growers.
     Mr. Thoms will present a customized program for MOS, “General Orchid Culture and The Newest Bulbophyllums!” Mr. Thoms and his wife, Doris Dukes, have won 101 Awards for Culture in over 30 genera including 46 in the bulbophyllum alliance and 20 Certificates for Cultural Excellence (90 points or better), First Class Certificates for Bulbophyllum, Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums. The American Orchid Society has added a new Annual Award for the Bulbophyllum Alliance, the Bill Thoms Award.
     He presents in a breezy style that helps growers understand how plants work, provides lots of advice on fixing problems with basic general culture and tips for the advanced growers. Whether you have thousands or just a few, Bill will give you information on how to make any plant grow and bloom better.
     Bill is taking advance orders: One FREE with 3 pre-order plants! Step #1: Go to website or to make your selections. Step #2: Email Bill Thoms at with your plant requests; he will bring your plant selections and you can pay him at the meeting. Easy! Also include any requests for his published book, Bulbophyllums: the Incomplete Guide, From A to Why? ($44.95) It also comes with a CD ($19.95). The book will be discounted for members and guests.

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).

Maryland Orchid Society Membership Flyer The MOS brings together people interested in orchids to promote and encourage orchid culture, preservation, education propagation, hybridization, and all other orchid-related activities of interest to its members. Benefits of membership include a subscription to the Newsletter (email and web), voting rights, borrowing privileges from the MOS Library, monthly guest speakers, local judging, valuable door prizes, and much, much, more!

Click here to download a copy of the Maryland Orchid Society Membership Flyer, a beautiful full color poster to place wherever there are people needing the benefits of our fellowship!

If you are interested in orchid culture and would like to meet others with similar interests, we cordially invite you to join the ranks of Marylanders already enjoying the benefits of membership in the Maryland Orchid Society.

To join, mail an application form.

We invite articles, notices, etc. for inclusion in our monthly newsletter, deadline for inclusion is first Sunday of the month.

The official MOS official address is P.O. Box 50097, Baltimore, Maryland 21211

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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