Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, September 2

Wed, Sep 2nd
Lions Field (Broadway & Mulberry in San Antonio)

Join us at the September meeting to hear Rick Lockwood talk about "What Orchids Eat."

From the age of 5, Rick has been figuring out how to culture oddball organisms.  After graduating from UC Irvine, he became a herpetologist and aquarist for the Oklahoma City zoo. After leaving the zoo biz in 1995, Rick became an environmental toxicologist for Ramboll Environ, where he is a managing scientist for the aquatic toxicology division of the Nashville, Tennessee office. He has focused on salt (in particular potassium) toxicity issues since 2005.

Rick's wife Robin rekindles his love of orchids in 2001.  Since then, he has been passionately pursuing the study of species orchid culture, breeding and conservation.  He is an active member and past office holder of the Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee and a major contributor to the SlipperTalk orchid forum.  Slipper orchids are his favorites, but it took almost 10 years before he "got it right" to the point where he is achieving AOS awards with his favorite flowers.  Besides slippers, Rick also keeps an extensive collection of species Bulbophyllums and Phalaenopsis.

Wednesday, September 2, 6:30-9:00 pm
Lions Field, Broadway at Mulberry, San Antonio

Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, October 7

Wed, Oct 7th
Lions Field (Broadway & Mulberry in San Antonio)

Mark your calendars! The Society’s annual orchid auction will be held at this month’s meeting on October 7. A wide range of orchids will be available, with well-grown varieties of species and hybrids suitable for everyone from the orchid novice to the advanced collector.  Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors!

Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-9:00 pm
Lions Field, Broadway at Mulberry, San Antonio

Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, November 4

Wed, Nov 4th
Lions Field (Broadway & Mulberry in San Antonio)

Our speaker this month, Brian Monk (and his wife Mary-Margaret) own Blu Llama Orchids, Inc.   

Brian started growing and hybridizing orchids in his backyard, but this has expanded to 4000 square feet of greenhouse space.  He will grow anything green, but focuses on his hybridizing projects, which include the development of multi-floral white and pink paphiopedilums, warmth-tolerant red Oncidiinae, and a standard pink cattleya with an all-white lip. 

Inspired by his orchids, Brian continues to pursue and perfect his orchid culture and photographic skills.  Brian’s photography has won awards online, in the 2007 Miami International Orchid Show, and at the 2008 World Orchid Conference.  Brian is currently a student judge with the American Orchid Society.

Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-9:00 pm
Lions Field, Broadway at Mulberry, San Antonio