Tag Archives: 2020

Back from our virtual visits to Brazil and China, our November speaker, Ken Jacobsen, will be with us on Zoom on Thursday November 12. at 7:00PM to greet us with an in-depth presentation on “Cattleya purpurata, Queen of the Brazilian Spring”. Ken was first introduced to orchids by his uncle in the 1960’s and has been growing them for well over 50 years. […]

Now the days are getting shorter and the nights should sometimes need a blanket it is pleasant to daydream of travel to somewhere exotic, if only in an armchair.  Last month we went to Bahia, Brazil and since we had already made that long virtual flight I thought why not take in the Far East before we […]

Our August speaker, Ron Parsons, will be with us on Zoom on Friday, August 14, again at 7:00PM. Ron has an outstanding reputation not only for his encyclopedic knowledge of orchids but also for his superb flower photography.  He is bringing us his new presentation on “The Genus Dendrobium” which, as he says himself, is “…beautiful”. Ron has been growing orchids for more […]

Mary Gerritsen, Ph.D. is an independent biotechnology consultant who has been growing orchids (mostly species) on and off for more than 30 years, and since relocating to the San Francisco Bay area in 1997 started to a collection of small cool growing miniature species such as Masdevallias, Porroglossums, Lepanthes and other assorted tiny gems. She […]

Our intended speaker for April was Jeff Trimble. Jeff started growing orchids in 1972. He joined his first orchid club in 1975. By 1978 Jeff was show chairman for the Peninsula Orchid Society, a member of the Santa Clara Valley Orchid society, and President of Malihini Orchid Society. In 1980 he was asked to be the […]

The in person DVOS meetings at the Contra Costa Water District Building have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns till further notice.   Dear Orchid Friends, Well, another month has gone by and the world continues to change. I hope that all of you are safe and sound. I am spending a lot of time […]

The in person DVOS meeting at the Contra Costa Water District Building on May 14,  has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Dear Orchid Friends, This months’ speaker was to have been Leo Schordje who grows his orchids, mostly under lights, in Zion City, on the shore of Lake Michigan about 40 miles north of […]

Dear Orchid Friends, The DVOS Board has discussed the COVID-19 concerns as they impact our upcoming meeting Thursday, March 12. We have decided to cancel this meeting. We have made this decision based on the document cited below. Public Health Recommendations for COVID-19 – March 10, 2020 from the Contra Costa Health Sevices https://cchealth.org/coronavirus/pdf/COVID-19-Interim-Guidance-for-Social-Distancing.pdf Excerpt: […]

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