One Month and Counting for 2022 Spring Show!

Just one month to go until our Memorial City Mall show. We hope to see everyone with their smiles and their plants for display on the evening of Thursday, May 5, and the morning of Friday, May 6, when we will set up for the show.

You may download the schedule of events, which is the same as the schedule in previous years when we held the show at the Memorial City Mall location in front of Dillard’s. Setup will begin on Thursday, May 5, at 5pm, and we will provide snacks and food. Everyone is welcome to help.

If you plan to bring plants to exhibit, please familiarize yourself with the Show Schedule for Registration. You may also find the Paphiopedilum poster and Dendrobium poster helpful when registering your plants.

On the vendor front, we’re happy to say that in addition to our regular Houston/Texas vendors, we will have several new vendors specializing in species and collector plants.

We would like to thank Rick Hepler in advance for helping to coordinate the HOS exhibit at the show. Everyone is encouraged to bring their flowering plants in for display in the exhibit. All plants will be welcome! Holly Miller has some great tips for preparing your orchids for the show. If you would like a table-top exhibit of your own, please let us know.

On the volunteer front, we will need a few people to help with plant registration (putting plants in the right judging categories) and creating readable labels so everyone knows what each plant is. On Friday starting at 6pm, we will need help with ribbon judging and AOS judging. This activity is called “clerking” (guidelines). You really learn a lot about different plants by participating in any of these areas and they are a lot of fun! Again, let us know if you would like to help or have any questions.

It will be so great to FINALLY have a show again after such a long absence.

—Holly Miller and Jay Balchan

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 5
  • Vendor and exhibit setup
  • HOS meeting at the mall to help with setup
  • Pizza served at 7pm
  • Plant registration
Friday, May 6
8am–4pm Vendor and exhibit setup
10am–4pm Plant registration
4pm Deadline for plant registration
5pm Judges’ dinner at Ciro’s
6:30pm Ribbon and AOS judging
Saturday, May 7
10am–5pm Exhibits and plant sales
Sunday, May 8
11am–4pm Exhibits and plant sales
4pm Dismantle and cleanup

Show Vendors

  • Orchid Konnection
  • Taiwan Orchid & Fern
  • Wuhoo Tropicals
  • Spring Orchids
  • Bonsai Orchids
  • Orchids & Tropicals
  • Orchid Express & Leasing