May  2004
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Next Meeting: Thursday 13th May 7:30pm
Bill Thoms
- "Growing Specimen Orchids"
Renowned orchid grower, world traveler and speaker Bill Thoms of Placida, Florida will be presenting a talk on Growing Specimen Plants.  Be prepared to learn more about fine tuning your orchid culture than you ever dreamed. Bill Thoms and his wife, Doris Dukes, have been growing orchids around Tampa, Florida for 30 years and to date have won 52 CCMs from the AOS for excellence in orchid culture.  So far, they have won more Awards for Culture than just about anyone in the world.  They were the first to receive the new award Certificate of Cultural Excellence (CCE) for a score above 90 points and that was for a Miltioniopsis which is very difficult to grow in Tampa.  
Bill Thoms, April 2001
They just received their 52nd CCM award for a Cirrhophyllum Emly Siegerist.  They have received three First Class Certificates in the past two years as well as almost every other award given by the AOS.  Bill Thoms' talks are spiced with funny stories, funny associations and funny accents.  Whether you grow thousands of orchids, only a few or none at all, you will have a wonderfully entertaining time and will able to grow anything better.  Many of the requirements for growing world-class plants are made easy to understand and remember.  He will also share secrets to producing more award winning plants faster.

Don't miss this great opportunity to hear one of the most knowledgeable, interesting and funny speakers in the orchid world.

The raffle table is through the courtesy of Bill.

DVOS April Winners

Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events, with Mother's Day there's a lot happening in May including Mother Day's events at Fordyce Orchids.
Websites of the Month

Nothing new this month, but with the OrchidWire, you don't really need any links from me!  If you haven't checked this one out, you must!

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