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.

January 4

February 1

March 1

April 5

May 3

June 7

July 5

August 2

September 6

October 4

November 1

December 7

Rick Hepler

Ron Midgett

Francisco Miranda

George Hatfield

Bill Thoms

Jay Balchan

Lisa Li

Nile Dusdieker

Jason Singhurst

Winn Minmaw

Robert Marsh

Holiday Party - No Speaker

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August Speaker:  Nile Dusdieker  - "WOW PHALS"


Our featured speaker for the August meeting, Nile Dusdieker will be revealing the new trends in Phalaenopsis breeding that include harlequin, big lip, and novelty miniature flowers in his presentation, “WOW PHALS”.  His presentation follows the trip of these Phalaenopsis plants from Taiwan to San Diego nurseries and ultimately to local vendors where we purchase them.  Nile will discuss cultural aspects concerning how to grow and rebloom these beauties from Taiwan.  Lots of oohs and awes guaranteed throughout his presentation.


Nile is a retired Gastroenterologist living in North Liberty, Iowa.  He and his wife grow over 900 orchids in a greenhouse atop their third garage with all the orchids going outside to a pergola in the summer.  Nile is an accredited AOS Judge and has presented posters, presentations and webinars in the US and internationally at the WOC and Australian Orchid Council National Conventions.  He has published several articles in Orchids Magazine.


Nile and his wife, Lois, are known locally as the ‘Orchid Snoops’ because everywhere they go they like to look for and learn more about orchids.  Nile enjoys visiting orchid societies and sharing his passion for orchid growing.


On Saturday at the Workshop, Nile will present ‘Orchids Over the Andes’:  a look at the amazing variety of orchids, their habitats, and floral competition from his recent trip to Ecuador.  His workshop session will focus on growing orchids acquired from overseas vendors – how to keep them alive!


Don’t miss this great opportunity to get a firsthand glimpse of the wave crest Phalaenopsis industry in Taiwan on Thursday, August 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church & School, 1601 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX 77005.



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