Welcome to the Conejo Orchid Society

The Monthly Message:

Greetings Fellow Orchid Lovers!

Wasn't that a fantastic presentation last month? I finally learned exactly how not to kill my Cataseums! Thanks also to Gayle for her great tips on thrips (sorry about that couldn't help myself).

Anyway, now that the weather is warming up we have new problems to face in our growing areas. I rolled out the extra shade cloth over my greenhouse and Brian got my new swamp cooler running perfectly. Be sure to be aware the stronger sunlight and changing angle of the sun. We don't want any nasty sunburn on our plants. Also remember that sunburn isn't only about amount of light but leaf temperature. Keeping your plants cooler will help a great deal in prevention.

This month's speaker will be fantastic as always - Arthur Pinkers is always super informative as well as entertaining!

See you at the meeting!

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 24 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 25 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 26 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E. Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

BIG ORCHID DISPLAY, plants for SALE, demonstrations, TONS OF FUN

Cymbidium Cattleya Oncidium Phalaenopsis Bulbophyllum Miltonia
2019 Guest Speakers
January 14 George Hatfield Cymbidium Culture and Tokyo Dome Show
February 11 Brandon Tam Ecuador Trip
March 11 Tim Culbertson Pescatoria
April 8 Phyllis Prestia Catasetenae
May 13 Arthur Pinkers Zygopetalums and their relatives
June 10 Culture Session -
July 8 Norman Fang New Color Forms of Phalaenopsis Species
August 11, Sunday Cal Orchid Picnic -
September 9 Peter Lin Frangrant Orchids
October 14 James Rose TBD - always entertaining
November 11 Holiday Party Win Prizes!!
December No meeting - Happy Holidays! -

Monthly COS Newsletters:

January 2019 | February 2019 | March 2019 |
April 2019 | May 2019 | June 2018 |
July 2018 | August 2018 | September 2018 |
October 2018 | November 2018 | December 2019 |

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About Us:

The Conejo Orchid Society (COS) was formed to provide a setting where orchid devotees could meet to share their enthusiasm and knowledge, assist one another with orchid culture, and learn from invited experts. What we all have in common is a love of orchids and a desire for orchid knowledge. Members are encouraged to bring their blooming plants for display and judging. In addition there is a raffle of beautfiul plants at each meeting.

We meet the second Monday of each month from Janurary through November at 7PM at the Westlake Village Town Hall. In November our meeting is replaced by a holiday party.

Click here to get the Monthly Judging Form. Participants receive a free raffle ticket. Please submit plants at least 30 minutes before the meeting starts to qualify for judging. See our monthly newsletter for the top picks, and more!

Here is a link to the American Orchid Society website for printable Culture Sheets

Here is a reference for Light Ranges by Foot Candles

Here is a page for our library books and misceallaenous orchid materials.

Meeting Location:
Westlake Village Town Hall
31200 East Oak Crest Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Take the 101 and exit Lindero Canyon Road
Turn South
Turn left on Agoura Road
Turn right on East Oak Crest Drive
It will be the third street on your right
The Town Hall is the first driveway on the left

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