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

Rick Lewandowski

Win Minmaw

Holiday Party - No Speaker

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August Guest Speaker:
Frank Zachariah

"Paphiopedilum:  An Easy Way to Tell Them Apart and How This Helps You Grow Them"


Frank studied both horticulture and botany at Louisiana State University.  A licensed Landscape Horticulturist, Frank is the owner and operator of Frank Zachariah's Wild Flowers, a landscaping contractor business which grows many annuals. Frank has always had an interest in plants that can tolerate the lower Gulf Coast’s sultry warm season climate.  He began collecting orchids about a decade ago and was amazed at how many orchids thrive in these conditions. He grows his orchids in an outside shade structure which he covers with plastic sheeting for the winter (Nov-Mar).  The newest jewels in his orchid collection are Paphiopedilum which he has found to thrive nicely in the regional climate.


Frank was previously a member of the Houston Judging Center and recently joined the Shreveport Center in the last year.  Frank believes that both centers have invaluably contributed to his appreciation of the beauty and complexities of the orchid family.


John Nelson of the Louisiana Orchid Connection (LOC) will be accompanying Frank from Baton Rouge and will have plants available for sale at the meeting.  Plants may be pre-ordered by visiting for a current general list and you can see the attached list of Madagascar sources species that are available but not yet posted on the website.  LOC is offering a 10% discount for all plants pre-ordered for the meeting.


Come hear Frank speak Thursday, September 7, 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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