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Deep Cut Orchid Society


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NOTICE - Due to COVID-19 many events are being cancelled. The events calendar below is a source for current information, which we post as we get information.

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Upcoming member meetings and events

Our Tuesday, February 9th meeting will be online via Zoom. Members can view and participate in the meeting from a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Participants can join the meeting beginning at 7:00pm to socialize. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm. The Zoom meeting invitation, including the link and instructions to join, will be emailed to all DCOS members several days ahead of time. Contact deepcutorchids@gmail.com if you do not receive the email by February 5th. (If you are new to Zoom, you can use the following link to find beginners’ videos and other basic instructions: Quick start guide for new users

Guest speaker and topic: Glen Decker - "My life with Slippers"

LECTURE: "My Life with Slippers" is his journey to see slipper orchids around the world, including Peru, Ecuador, and through Europe, and the things that I have learned about growing them. The lecture will include some history, travel, culture and stories about the people within our obsession.


BIO: Glen Decker, formerly the owner of Piping Rock Orchids, has been growing orchids for over 40 years, and holds the degree of Associate in Applied Science in Ornamental Horticulture. He was the previous chair of the American Orchid Society's Publications Committee and a past Director of the Orchid Digest Corporation. Glen has won numerous AOS awards, including the Butterworth Prize, Nax Trophy, WW Wilson Award and the Carlyle A. Luer Award. He has appeared in Martha Stewart's Better Living Magazine and on a PBS TV special "Orchid Delirium". He rewrote the Slipper section of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's "The Best Orchids for Indoors" and was the technical editor for the "Orchids for Dummies" book. He also has written many articles on Paphiopedilums and Phragmipedium, which have been published worldwide.

DIGITAL SHOW TABLE: Please email a few pictures of orchids in bloom that you would have otherwise brought to the monthly members meeting to deepcutorchids@gmail.com no later than 9pm February 8th.


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