Announcements and upcoming events
REMINDER: Culture Day and Sale at Silva Orchids
This Friday, April 27th & Saturday, April 28th: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Learn how to properly pot your orchids. They will discuss your plants and show you why they are handling your orchids in a certain way. You will see why we select a certain potting mix for your plants, if they need to be treated for pests and possible disease, and why we would divide a plant, or leave it alone entirely. It is a lot of fun, so come and enjoy a great day.
NOTE: this is not a scheduled lecture, but an on going discussion at the potting bench, about the plants which people have brought to be re-potted. First two plants 7” and under are free , $5.00 and up per additional plant.
Don't forget you can bring your blooming plants for drop off to have them in our SIOS exhibit.
The May members meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 8th.
Speaker: Carri Raven-Riemann from Orchidphile
Topic: "Demystifying New Zealand Moss" - covering culture & the proper way to grow & pot in this amazing medium. Too many growers are afraid of it, don't realize the advantages of it & wind up hurting their moss-grown plants rather than taking advantage of its amazing benefits with the proper culture.
Carri’s involvement with orchids began 37 years ago with her first Phalaenopsis orchid. Having served on the Board of Directors of the well-known Greater New York Orchid Society for over 20 years, she has also served on several American Orchid Society committees, among them being the Education Committee and the Membership Committee, and is currently serving on the Public Relations Committee.
In 1990 Carri was one of the original five members who founded and formed the 27-year old International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA), serving first as Membership/Corresponding Secretary, then First Vice President, President and currently as Regional Director for New England. In 2004 Carri was recognized with the IPA Award of Distinction for her contributions to the world of Phalaenopsis Orchids.
Since becoming an Accredited American Orchid Society Judge in 1998, Carri has also had the privilege of judging both national and international orchid shows. Beginning in 2007, she has traveled to Taiwan each year to serve as an AOS Judge for their annual Taiwan International Orchid Show, with the 2017 show being a celebration her 11th anniversary year of doing so. She also serves as a permanent member of the AOS/TIOS Co-ordinating Committee in charge of organizing AOS judging for this annual international show.
As a small commercial grower, Carri focuses her orchid business on being able to offer her clients the newest in cutting-edge Phalaenopsis species and hybrids in addition to other orchid genera which grow happily under the same conditions as Phalaenopsis. Of increasing importance to her clients is vivid color, heavy substance flowers that will provide them with long-lasting displays, fragrance and multitudes of flowers with more compact growth and spike habits. In the last two years she has also seen an increased interest in ~ and demand for ~ some of the newer, more unique intergeneric hybrids utilizing Phalaenopsis.
She participates in orchid shows year ‘round, along the east coast and into New England, in addition to Eastern Canadian shows, creating an exhibit at each and managing her sales tables. At last count her collection numbered in the thousands, ranging from very young plants to orchids in full bloom. So despite her BA from Northwestern University in pursuit of an important career, she maintains that we never know where life is really going to take us!
Plants for Sale: Speaker is selling plants, members cannot sell plants