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Next Meeting is on Thursday, June 8th, 7:15 pm -10:00 pm

Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room
 1331 Concord Ave. Concord, CA

Bill Thoms:   Bulbophyllum Culture

      Bill Thoms has been growing and showing orchids for more than 45 years in the central Florida area.  He has more awards for Culture in just Bulbophyllums than anyone else in the world (47 so far) – and he and Doris Dukes together have 95 Cultural Awards in 30 different genera. The American Orchid Society has added a new Annual Award for the Bulbophyllums, the Bill Thoms Award.
      Bill gives talks all over the world on a wide range of topics ranging from his specialty, “Bulbophyllums”,  to General Orchid Culture which is a favorite of most new growers.  They all are presented in a funny style that helps growers understand how the plants work and they all revolve around the Culture of Orchids.  He helps the beginner grower with lots of advice about fixing problems and has a wealth of accumulated information for the more advanced grower, too!

      No matter wheather you have 1000s of orchids, just a few, or only one, Bill will give you tips to make them grow and bloom  better. 
      Many peple say he is the best speaker they have heard. Come and see for yourself.
      He has a book, Bulbophyllums: the incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? which you may purchase from him. 
His website Bulbophyllums.com has lots of information about his plants.

Plant Table will be provided by Bill Thoms

    Dinner with the Speaker 
at 5:30 pm is at Sichuan Fortune House, 41 Woodsworth Ln, Pleasant Hill , CA

    Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our speaker. Please notify Eileen Jackson at       707.853.39.63   and leave a message. 

Visit the Diablo View Orchid Society page on Facebook: 

It is a CLOSED GROUP page, to which only members can post orchid related pictures and comments. To become a member use this link 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1688682468073346/?ref= ts&fref=ts
and someone will contact you and invite you to the group.

Last update 08/30/17 Webmaster, Ulrike Ahlborn webmaster@diabloviewos.org  
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