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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, April 9. 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: […]

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: […]

Learn the basics about how to take care of your Sarcochilus orchid! Dennis was born on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. As a lad he helped his mom grow her orchids and got hooked. He joined the Future Farmers of America and his project was raising and selling orchids. In 1980 he moved to the […]

Note Change in VENUE AND TIME for the December Meeting 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Large Room Gift Exchange and Small Auction Setup at 6:00 pm with Dinner beginning at 7:00 pm Turkey and ham and soft drinks will be provided by the Board … the rest […]

Carol Klonowski as been growing orchids since the 1980s when a friend in Berkeley, California gave her a cattleya orchid and it bloomed out with three big, dark lavender flowers and an intoxicating fragrance. She built an entire greenhouse in her backyard to accommodate the precious plant, which only led her to buy more orchids. […]

DVOS speaker for October will be Dan Asbell of Asbell Orchids. Dan took over his father’s business of outdoor growing orchids in 2006. Since then he has changed the business from only cymbidiums to a great variety of orchids that are temperature tolerant and can survive outside all year. He crosses cool growing with warm […]