All photos courtesy of Roger Norris
After a busy few months participating in local orchid shows, the CVIOS held one of the final events of the 2018/2019 year, with their local “Orchid and Garden Market”.
Suzanne’s beautiful home in Nanaimo provided a wonderful backdrop for the society’s colourful orchid plant display, silent auction, and sales table. Various members were on hand to answer visitor’s questions and provide information about how to grow orchids successfully in this region. Many guests attended the event, despite the cool temperatures, and enjoyed chatting with volunteers and browsing the various tables.
I was particularly impressed with the variety and quality of plants displayed by this small but talented (and patient) group of orchid enthusiasts! CVIOS president, Dora, brought her beautiful blooming cattleyas , one of which was displayed at the VicOS show which was held 6 weeks ago - an lovely plant indeed.
Please stay tuned as there are still a few meetings left in the 2018/2019 year. Guests are always welcome if you would like to attend to learn more about the CVIOS.