October Monthly Meeting
Oct
20
11:30 AM11:30

October Monthly Meeting

Speaker, Margaret Pratt

Topic: Dendrobium A Rewarding Genus

Margaret Prat became involved with orchids in 2002 and has grown her small collection of orchids both indoors, outdoors and in the greenhouse. She became an AOS accredited judge in 2019. Her favorite genera are Dendrobiums, Phragmipedium, Disas, and Cattleyas. She enjoys sharing about how to grow orchids based on her research and success/failures in her own growing environment.

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November Monthly Meeting
Nov
17
11:30 AM11:30

November Monthly Meeting

Speaker, Mitch Nickel

Topic: Oncidiums: Culture Groups, Names & More

Mitch Nickels Bio:

I began growing orchids twenty years ago at the age of 13 and the Oncidiinae have always been part of my collection. I have grown on windowsills, under lights, and in a greenhouse at various times. More recently, working at Paramount Orchids has given me the opportunity to observe large numbers of these plants growing in different environments simultaneously. In addition, on my own time, I have done significant research regarding the breeding and naming history of this orchid tribe and can, therefore, shed some light on the confusing situation that recent name changes have created for growers of these plants.


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September Monthly Meeting
Sep
22
11:30 AM11:30

September Monthly Meeting

Speaker, Terry Groszeible from Forestview Garden Orchids

Topic: Growing Phaphiopedilum Orchids on Windowsills

Terry Groszeibl grew up in Southern Ontario. After graduating with a diploma in horticulture, he worked for Agriculture Canada as a horticulturalist for 5 years. After that, Terry became the head grower and production manager for two large greenhouse operations in Ontario.

In 2005 Terry and his wife and business partner, Charlotte Teggin moved Forestview Gardens to British Columbia where they put their many years of growing experience to work. Forestview Gardens specializes in Paphiopedilum. They also grow a wide variety of other orchid genera including Cattleya, Dendrobium, Miltoniopsis, Oncidium and other genera.

CVIOS will hold it’s September meeting at the North Oyster Community Center, at 13467 Cedar Road 11:30 to 2:30. There will be a brief business meeting followed by a display of plants brought in by members, a coffee break, prize draw and a featured presentation.

Whether you're a beginner or expert orchid grower, bring your questions - you will find our members very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Summer BBQ
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

Summer BBQ

The members Summer Picnic will be held at Bryan Emery’s home in Victoria. Bryan will be working the bbq. In addition, please bring a salad or dessert to share, a plate and if possible a pack able chair. Bryan will supply cutlery

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June Monthly Meeting
Jun
22
11:30 AM11:30

June Monthly Meeting

Speaker, Alan Koch from Gold Country Orchids

Topic: Whats New in Miniature Cattleyas

Alan is an internationally known speaker, author, and expert in the cattleya alliance. He will have plants for sale at the meeting.

CVIOS will hold it’s June meeting and AGM at the Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St, Nanaimo. Doors open at 11:30 with a brief business meeting starting at 12pm. Following is a display of plants brought in by members, a coffee break, prize draw and a featured presentation.

Whether you're a beginner or expert orchid grower, bring your questions - you will find our members very friendly and knowledgeable.

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May Monthly Meeting
May
25
11:30 AM11:30

May Monthly Meeting

Re-potting and Mounting Orchid Workshop

Experienced members will show how to repot or mount a variety of different orchids. They will also share their tips on how to care for a newly re-potted or mounted plant.

CVIOS will hold it’s May meeting at the Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St, Nanaimo. Doors open at 11:30 with a brief business meeting starting at 12pm. Following is a display of plants brought in by members, a coffee break, prize draw and a featured presentation.

Whether you're a beginner or expert orchid grower, bring your questions - you will find our members very friendly and knowledgeable.

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April Monthly Meeting
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

April Monthly Meeting

The CVIOS will hold it’s April meeting at the Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St, Nanaimo. Doors open at 11:30 with a brief business meeting starting at 12pm. Following is a display of plants brought in by members, a coffee break, prize draw and a featured presentation.

There is also a sales table where orchid supplies and plants brought in by members can be purchased.

Whether you're a beginner or expert orchid grower, bring your questions - you will find our members very friendly and knowledgeable.

Hope to see you there.

Photo: Pleione formosans ‘Meetings at CVIOS’ CCM/AOS Grown by Alexey T. Photo courtesy of Judith Hingham

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