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Next Meeting: Thursday 11th January  7:30pm

Nick Burnett:  10 Ways to Kill an Orchid!

Nick Burnett has been growing (and killing) orchids since 1990.  After finding a dendrobium in an Albertson's, he caught the orchid bug and never recovered.  He became an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society in 2003 and continues to be humbled by how much he doesn't know about orchids.  Nick is a professor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department at Sacramento State.  His lovely wife Debbi allowed him to build a greenhouse in the backyard in 1991 and since that time he has found that the orchids he is least likely to murder are phragmipedium hybrids, species and hybrid paphiopedilums, and the occasional phalenopsis (kept on hand to keep the slug and snails away from the really good orchids!)
Nick will be delivering a new edition of his previous talk--(At Least) Seven Ways to Kill an Orchid--in which he concentrates on learning the language of orchids...perhaps to better explain which part of the darn thing is dying!  His talk is illustrated with new slides and (hopefully) better jokes and he looks forward to returning to the Diablo View Orchid Society.

The plant table will be provided by Nick Burnett.

Dinner with the speaker will be at The Banyan Tree (Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai) at 41 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill, 94523.  Click here for directions.  We will meet at 5.30pm.  Anyone who wants to join please contact Eileen Jackson at 707-642-5915 or jackson.eileen@att.net so she can make reservations accordingly.

Event January  20-21, 2007:   
First ever
Orchids Under the Oaks - orchid show by DVOS members in partnership with Alden Oaks nursery.  See also the January 2007 newsletter p. 6 for more information.



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