Coming Soon!—August 5, Date of the Annual Summer Workshop

This year’s Annual Summer Workshop, to be held Saturday, August 5, will focus on the topic “How to Grow Orchids Outside on the Gulf Coast.” An all-day event from 8:30am to 4:30pm, the workshop will be held at our usual meeting place at First Christian Church, 1601 Sunset Boulevard in Houston.

Speakers include Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids in California; Dotty Woodson, PhD, a Landscape Water Conservation Specialist at Texas A&M University; and local Houston-area outdoor orchid growers who will share their own tips.

In addition to the classes there will be AOS judging, plant sales, and an auction. Lunch is included in the $65/person registration fee. Please use the form below to register.

Workshop Agenda—
How to Grow Orchids Outside
on the Gulf Coast

8:30 amRegistration and social
9:00 amOpening remarks: Sarah Bentley
9:05 amIntroduction of speakers: Don Ghiz
9:15–10:00 amDotty Woodson: “Water Resources”
10:00–10:15 amBreak
10:15–11:00 amAlan Koch: “Miniature Cattleyas for a Warm Climate”
11:00–11:15 amAOS President Jay Balchan
11:15 am–1:15 pmLunch, AOS judging, silent auction, sales
1:15–2:00 pmDotty Woodson: “Orchid Insect Control”
2:00–2:15 pmBreak
2:15–3:00 pmAlan Koch: “Species Habitat, Hybrid Culture”
3:10 pmSilent auction ends
3:20–4:00 pmPanel discussion/questions/wrap-up

AOS judging will be held during lunch, and a Friday night social will take place at around 6pm at Father Ted Baenziger’s home (registrants will receive an email with more information).

You may register for the workshop using a credit or debit card by scrolling down. If you prefer to pay at the workshop, please send an email to Sarah Bentley with your intention to attend so that we have an accurate head count for lunch.