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Kristen Uthus

January - Honey, I Shrunk the 'chids
Kristen Uthus, New World Orchids

Kristen was our virtual speaker this month, joining us from her home in Michigan. Kristen says "Eventually everyone runs out of room for more orchids—unless they’re really small. While their size intimidates some people, miniatures are just as tough as their larger relatives. What makes them so appealing is their variety of form in addition to flower, and they are just plain cute! The fact that they take up so little space means that you can have a lot of different kinds of orchids in a limited area."
    Courtney weaved his orchid tales for our January Virtual Show Table, using pictures of blooming orchids sent in by members. Here's a link to his presentation.

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Potting Supplies

Plant Tags

Plant Tags

We have the good vinyl plant tags that you can write on either side with in pencil, and they won't fade or crack. Available in bundles of 30 for a $5 donation.
Orchid Potting Mixes

Potting Mixes

Coarse mix is a mixture of clay pebbles, large Orchiata bark, sponge rok and charcoal. It is a freely draining mix that is great for cattleyas and dendrobiums. We also have a soilless mixture for phalaenopsis. This is a more water retentive mix that is half sponge rock and half Pro-Mix HP. Potting supplies available for a small donation. Email us what you want and we'll bring it to the meeting.
Nominating Committee

Officers and Directors

New Director Jerry Fowler will join the returning Officers and Directors for 2023. Jerry will also help resurrect our beginners programs.
Tom Sullivan - President
Janis Croft - Communications VP
Dianne Batchelder - Events VP
Linda Stewart - Membership VP
Sue Bottom - Programs VP
Cathy Mayo - Treasurer
Leslie Brickell - Director (first term in 2022)
Charlie Bridgham - Director (first term in 2022)
Jerry Fowler - Director (first term in 2023)