No Meeting in July

August 10th meeting.  Glen Decker speaking on “How to Grow Great Slipper Orchids”

Glen Decker began growing orchids at the age of 15 and holds the degree of Associate in Applied Science in Ornamental Horticulture. Glen is presently the owner of Piping Rock Orchids in Galway,  New York. He was the previous chair of the American Orchid Society’s Publications Committee, as well as 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.

Glen Decker with Phrag. kovachii


People’s Choice Award Winning Orchid

Melissa Garcia grower of Den. anosmum

Congratulations to the 2014 Orchidelirum Bests of Show winners.

Best Arrangement            Brazilian Rainforest        Mable Orndorff

Favorite Orchid                                    Dendrobium anosmum         Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden/Melissa Garcia

Roger Easton Award        Dendrobium anosmum                  Melissa Garcia

Best Painting                       “Embracing Beauty”       Bonnie Buckley

Best Photograph                                                                                       Ellie Sokolow


Jane Cole HCC for Paph hainanense

Ron Midgett Award of Merit for LC Ann Akagi

Vickie Haskins Rocky Mountain Special Award for Tolumnia variegata var. white



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