Summer Workshop

The 2018 Houston Orchid Society 39th Consecutive Summer Workshop

August 3 and 4, 2018


The cost is ONLY $60 per person which includes all meals, all lectures, all sessions and all the fun.   Speakers and topics. Breakout sessions are to be announced later.


NEW LOCATION:  Link Lee Mansion @ University of St. Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd.


John Stubbings Co-Chair (832) 693-8140

Dennis Tomjack Co-Chair (713) 703-2351


This workshop will address timely topics and much more in a series of lectures and breakout sessions. Mark your calendar now and send your registration to attend this extraordinary weekend dedicated to your favorite plant, orchids. Street parking is free. The covered parking garage next to Crooker is EXACT CHANGE $5.00.


The workshop is a must whether you are a novice intermediate or advanced grower. You will:

 Learn about a wide variety of orchids

 Discover how to use science to help you produce higher quality plants

 Get the answers to Orchid culture questions

 Have the opportunity to meet with top growers and purchase new plants


View a display of some of the newest and best Orchids:


You will see orchids for sale in the vendor area, the auction tables and for judging. Everyone attending is invited to enter plants for AOS judging. Plant entry is Friday till 5:30 PM, judging starting at 6:00 PM


Attend the Preview Reception Friday Night and Bid on Auction Items:


Attend the Friday evening reception and have the first opportunity to meet our speakers and to purchase plants. Mingle with all participants in a festive atmosphere with Hors d’ Oeuvres, and bid on a variety of Silent Auction items. Then enjoy dinner at a nearby fine restaurant with the speakers at your expense. Contact Don Ghiz ( for information and to make a reservation.


Come and hear the lectures:


 Sam Tsui  – Paphiopedilum adductum: It's Most Advance Breeding and Culture’. Sam is from Illinois and has grown orchids for many years, giving lecture through out the world. His business is The Orchid Inn. Sam has won many AOS awards, almost exclusively on Paphiopedilums, including a few FCCs. Sam will be selling.


 Nile Dusdieker 'Orchids over the Andes’ Orchids in the wild and the WOC in Ecuador’ Nile is a retired physician from Iowa and has been into orchids for many years. He is an AOS judge from the Chicago Center. He loves to travel and attends many orchid shows, including the most recent World Orchid Conference. Nile is a regular contributor to ‘Orchids’ magazine of the American Orchid Society.


 Harold Koopowitz "Perfecting the Miniature Paphiopedilum Hybrids.” Harold has been into Paphiopedilums for decades. He was a partner in Paphanatics for many years. He also has been Editor or Editor Emeritus in The Orchid Digest Corporation for many years. He also writes frequently for ‘Orchids’. Harold hales from Irvine, California. Harold will be selling flasks and memberships in The Orchid Digest.


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