The Long Island Orchid Society meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month.

Knights of Columbus, Joseph Barry Council 2520
45 Heitz Place, Hicksville, NY 11801

(The venue is approximately a 10 to 12 minute walk [0.6 mile] from the LIRR Hicksville Station)

 

 

Culture Corner is at 7:30 pm (except when noted) and the meeting starts at 8:00 pm sharp.

Click HERE to fill out and print a show table entry card.

 

2019 Calendar

January 10 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: James Freeman
Topic: Latouria Dendrobiums

Jim Freeman has been growing orchids in windows, basements and office cubicles for years and will be sharing his knowledge of Latouria Dendrobiums at our January meeting.

Jim spent three years practicing environmental justice law at Brooklyn Legal Services in Williamsburg. He then changed gears professionally and earned a teaching certificate in Adolescent Social Studies from Pace University. He has taught classes in Social Studies, Religious Studies and Philosophy to 6th grade to through college level and is an adjunct professor at St. Francis College.

Jim has continued his environmental work as a garden coach and a volunteer garden guide at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and teaches classes at the New York Botanic Garden in a wide range of topics from Fragrant Indoor Gardening to Phaleanopsis Care. Jim is an avid gardener and regularly lectures at orchid societies in the New York area to share his orchid obsession.
February 14 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Tom Sampliner
Topic:TBA
March 14

LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBA
Topic:TBA

April 11 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Phillip Hamilton, Bredren Orchids
Topic: Broughtonia and Their Hybrids
Phillip will be selling plants at the meeting

A PowerPoint presentation that gives a general introduction to the genus where we briefly highlight each species in the genus with many beautiful pictures of color forms and habitat. We also discuss the cultural requirements of these lovely plants, as well as take a pictorial tour of some of the hybrids of historical importance and current breeding trends. Runs about 45-60 minutes.
May 9 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBA
Topic:TBA
May 31-June 2 Long Island Orchid Festival 2019

The Long Island Orchid Society
in conjunction with
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
presents the sixth annual

Long Island Orchid Festival 2019
Orchids and Vendors from Around the World
9 AM to 5 PM

Planting Fields Arboretum
State Historic Park

Conference Center
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Admission is Free
(Planting Fields Arboretum Parking $8 per car)

June 13 LIOS Meeting and Spring Auction

Each member should bring in a dish (appetizer, main course, or dessert) large enough for at least 6 people. LIOS will provide the wine, beer and soda, along with the paper goods. The dinner will begin at about 6:30pm with the auction starting at 7:30-7:45.

For the June Special Show Table bring your best plant (one only please) for a chance to win a gift.
(For our new members: a show table entry should be an orchid that you have brought into bloom not a flowering plant you recently acquired.)

Bring Orchid Loving Friends--All plant sales help pay for the speakers we have at our meetings each month, so let’s be generous and get great plants & great programs in return! The auction features flower photos & culture notes on the big screen so you can learn how to grow each orchid from our master auctioneer & orchid guru Rich Heeseler!

No Culture Corner.
July 11 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Sam Tsui, Orchid Inn
Topic:The Brachypetalum and Parvisepalum and Their Culture
Sam will be selling plants at the meeting
August 8 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Linda Wilhelm, Woodland Orchids
Topic: The Real Miltonias
Linda will be selling plants at the meeting
September 12 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Arthur Chadwick, Chadwick's Orchids
Topic:
Arthur will be selling plants at the meeting
October 10 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBA
Topic:TBA
November 14 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBA
Topic:TBA
December 12 LIOS Meeting and Winter Auction

Each member should bring in a dish (appetizer, main course, or dessert) large enough for at least 6 people. LIOS will provide the wine, beer and soda, along with the paper goods. The dinner will begin at about 6:30pm with the auction starting at 7:30-7:45.

For the December Special Show Table bring your best plant (one only please) for a chance to win The Claire Buschel Memorial Award Prize.
(For our new members: a show table entry should be an orchid that you have brought into bloom not a flowering plant you recently acquired.)

Bring Orchid Loving Friends--All plant sales help pay for the speakers we have at our meetings each month, so let’s be generous and get great plants & great programs in return! The auction features flower photos & culture notes on the big screen so you can learn how to grow each orchid from our master auctioneer & orchid guru Rich Heeseler!

No Culture Corner.