Diablo View Orchid Society Meeting

The Diablo View Orchid Society meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm  at the Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room located at 1331 Concord Avenue, Concord, CA

Live monthly meeting!

The January Meeting starts at 7:15 pm PST at the Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for Show & Tell setup and conversation.

Tanya Lam

This month’s topic should be interesting to everyone. We are all trying to create collections with at least a few blossoms to enjoy, no matter the time of year. Many of us are also becoming more interested in growing more of the many fascinating orchid species. This lecture brings together both of these desires in a talk about long lasting and frequently blooming orchid species.

Our January speaker will be Tanya Lam. Tanya is an accomplished orchid grower and has spoken to many societies on various orchid topics. She lives in San Jose California where she grows many orchid genera both outdoors and in greenhouses. Tanya juggles her time to work full time, travel frequently for business, take care of family, and tend to her orchid collections. As Tanya has expanded her collections over the past 20 years, she has tried to have different orchids in bloom every day of the year. She does not want to miss seeing the blooms just because she is on business trips. After seeing plants grow in their habitats in Thailand, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, and China, she realized that acquiring an orchid collection that encompasses the geographical diversity of orchids would help her achieve her goals. Tanya has now grown species from every continent and continues to search for long lasting and frequently blooming species to add to her collections.

For her presentation this month, she will share a list of recommended plants, including photos and a brief overview of the growing conditions for each. This is a great opportunity to learn about some orchid species that will add diversity and flowers to your collection. Don’t miss it!


Members of DVOS are invited to a no-host, pre-meeting dinner with our DVOS guest speaker. We will meet for dinner at 5 pm on Thursday, January 12 at Aung Burma, 2151 Salvio St. Suite E, Concord, CA 94520   <https://www.aungburmaca.com/>.

This restaurant is a 5-minute drive from the meeting venue.  If you wish to attend, please RSVP to bonddiane9@gmail.com by 5 pm Wednesday, January 11 so that Diane can make reservations.