Welcome to the Conejo Orchid Society


The Monthly President's Message:

It's Showtime!

Hello Fellow Orchid Lovers!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer - don't forget to check your growing areas for excess heat - this is the time of year we need to keep our orchids cool and ensure that they get enough moisture.

2018 Library Show and Sale Biggest and Best Ever!

This was our 21st year of the show and sale and because of all your wonderful participation and donations it was the most successful ever. Once again we can afford to pay our speakers and put on all the fun events that we all enjoy. Thank you so very much to all of you!

Don't miss our upcoming meeting! We are having a special speaker from the Five Cities Orchid Society in the Arroyo Grande area. He will be speaking to us on something I don't believe we have heard much about at our meetings but which is a very big part of the orchid world - Masdevallias and pleurothallids. ALSO: we will be having a very special plant table, so plan to be there.

As you probably already know, we don't have a regular meeting in August but have our annual picnic hosted by and held at Cal Orchid. (Did I hear someone say guacamole?) Be sure to put this on your calendars for Sunday, August 26 [changed from 19th to the 26th].

And, see you at the meeting, Monday, July 9th!

Kathy


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.

Cymbidium Cattleya Oncidium Phalaenopsis Bulbophyllum Miltonia

Upcoming Events:

Cal Orchid Annual Picnic!
Cal Orchid
1251 Orchid Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
NEW DATE: August 26, Sunday


Click here to get the Monthly Judging Form. Participants receive a free raffle ticket. 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


2018 Guest Speakers
January 8 Lynden Bruzell Cattleyas
February 12 Eric and Christina Bird Holenda Orchids of France
March 12 Ivan Portilla (Ecuagenera) Phragmipediums
April 9 Tim Culbertson Lycastes
May 14 Wayne Ferrell of SBOE Vandas
June 11 Peter Lin Brassavollas
July 9 Chris Ehrler Masdevalias and Pleurathallids Orchids
August 26, Sunday Cal Orchid Picnic -
September 10 Culture Meeting -
October 8 TBA TBA
November Mystery Holiday Party Win Prizes!!
December No meeting - Happy Holidays! -

Monthly COS Newsletters:

January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 |
April 2018 | May 2018 | June 2018 |
July 2018 | August 2017 | September 2017 |
October 2017 | November 2017 | December Happy Holidays |

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

Directions:
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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