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 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

May 4

June 1

July 6

August 3

September 7

October 5

November 2

December 7

Marvin Gerber

Peter T Lin

John Stubbings

Guillermo Salas

Kristen Uthus

Jean Allen Ikeson

Lisa Li

George Hatfield

Frank Zachariah

Orchid Virus Presentation by Eron Borne

To Be Determined

Holiday Party - No Speaker

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August Guest Presentation:

"Orchid Virus" by Eron Borne


Our October meeting will feature a presentation on the dreaded orchid virus written by Eron Borne of the Central Louisiana Orchid Society (CLOS).


Professionally, Eron is a pilot, but he is also a very diverse orchid grower and breeder.  He specializes in Phragmipediums, Aerangis, and blue Cattleyas, and has done his own hybridizing with them.  He has also done extensive orchid virus testing over the past 10 years both on his own and using professional services.  Eron became really interested in virus when he began his breeding program and unknowingly purchased many virus-infected plants.  He has researched the subject extensively and compiled the Power Point presentation showing many symptoms and confirmed virus pictures.  He eventually tested over 200 plants in his collection using professional ELISA testing services, home test kits, and also indicator plants.


Currently Eron is the Pro-gram Chair, Web master, and a Board Member for the CLOS, and he also serves on the AOS and SWROGA Education Committees.  He will be the Show Chair for the CLOS fall show this September in Alexandria.  He has also traveled and seen orchids in-situ in Colombia, Ecuador, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Panama. Currently he is growing over 60 different genera in the same greenhouse and has imported plants from Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Africa, Canada, Germany, and Asia.  Eron has also received many AOS awards on many different genera.  He currently lives in Harrisonburg, LA along with his wife Anna, and his twin daughters Elizabeth and Julia.


Come view the Presentation by Eron on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church and School, 1601 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX 77005.


The HOS (Houston Orchid Society) is a member society of the American Orchid Society, the Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association and is affiliated with the Orchid Digest and the International Phalaenopsis Alliance
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