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October 2010
Volume 64, Issue 3

October Meeting

October 11, 2010
7:00 p.m.
University of Washington
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105


Peter started growing orchids over 25 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career. It wasn't until about 7 years ago that the orchid "bug" came back and he is now heavily involved once again! He is an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society, and a hybridizer of mini-catts. He enjoys meeting with other orchid enthusiasts, and can often be found at various orchid shows and societies around the country. Due to limited growing space, Peter likes to specialize in miniature orchids, both species and hybrids, and has received numerous AOS awards. His other interests in orchids include Dendrobiums, Angraecoids, and Neofinetias. He maintains a collection of a thousand or more orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, as well as indoors.

He is offering pre sales from the web site and the attached list, you can contact him at: , phone: 909-573-6751 or from his web site:

Download Peter's list HERE

Display Table:
Bring your blooming Orchids so everyone can enjoy them.

Sales Table:
Members may bring up to 10 plants to sell. Include a tag with your name and the price in the plant.

We will have the raffle as usual.


We will have Harry Phillips from Andy's Orchids as our November speaker and he will also be selling at the Swanson's Weekend sale. He is offering pre sales from the web site, you can contact him at: or from the web site:


Sale Dates:
Nov. 6 and 7

Set up
Friday, Nov. 5, 3–6 pm Or Saturday morning, Nov. 6 between 8 and 9 am

Swanson’s Nursery (north glass house), 9701 15th Ave NW, Seattle. Click HERE for directions

Sale hours
Saturday, 9–6; Sunday, 9–4

Come help support the society. Volunteers to help with set up and during the sale are welcome and very much appreciated. Sign up will be at the October meeting, or contact Susan O'Connell at

** REMINDER: NWOS Membership Dues Notice**

Please contact Mike Cory for questions about your dues.

The NWOS fiscal year is July 1 through June 30 so unless you joined recently, please complete the Membership Form and either send it in with your check (payable to NWOS) or pay at the June meeting. Dues are $25 for one person or $30 for two people at the same address. If you pay now, your check will not be cashed until July 1. Members who joined at or after the Flower & Garden Show in February are paid through June 2011. Dues are kept low to encourage membership but they cover only a small portion of the society's expenses.


November 8th
Harry Phillips of Andy's Orchids

December 13th
X-Mas potluck and trophies

January 10th
Abigail Chang on recent AOS Judging Awards

February 14th
Alan Kotch of Gold Country Orchids

March 14th
Annual Orchid Auction

April 11th
Blaine Marchant, NWOS scholarship winner presentation

May 9th
Earl Bailey of Orchidbabies

June 13th
Year end wrap up and potluck