Houston Orchid Societies meetings are held at the First Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church/School, 1601 Sunset Boulevard, Houston TX 77005.
Peter T Lin
Jean Allen Ikeson
Holiday Party - No Speaker
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May Guest Speaker:
Dr. Kristen Uthus
Japanese Orchid: The Small and Mighty
Dr. Kristen Uthus will be our speaker at this month’s meeting. She will be speaking on Japanese orchid species titled Japanese Orchid: The Small and Mighty. Kristen studied both plant and animal ecology and evolution at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Ohio State University (OSU). She then taught biology and ecology at several colleges including VCU, OSU, University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University. The daughter of a plant fanatic, Kristen has been growing orchids for over 20 years, sometimes more and sometimes less seriously. In April 2013, however, she began working with Dr. Glenn Lehr, the previous owner of New World Orchids, one of the first people to introduce Japanese orchids to the American market. After a short time, he offered her the business, and she fulfilled a lifelong dream of making orchids a full-time commitment by purchasing NWO from Dr. Lehr in January 2014.
Although she enjoys growing many varieties of orchids and other plants, miniatures remain her passion—the weirder the better. New World Orchids specializes in Japanese species including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, and Sederia japonica as well as Asian Cymbidium species, but her miniature selection has been expanding to include other small species including Pleurothallids, Bulbophyllums, and Angraecums. Although not ever entirely up to date, you can check out some of NWO’s offerings at www.newworldorchids.com.
Kristen lives in Manchester, MI, about an hour west of Detroit. She is supported in her orchid pursuits by her husband, Dr. Kevin Wehrly, her two sons, Henry and Gus, and a veritable menagerie of lovable animals.
Kristen will be selling plants at the meeting and plants may be pre-ordered.
Visit www.newworldorchids.com for a current list. Kristen offers a 10% discount for anything ordered a week in advance of the meeting or April 27th.
Come hear Kristen speak Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church & School, 1601 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX 77005.
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