The New Hampshire
Orchid Society


2020 Program Schedule

To Be Announced


Complete Show Information


Friday

1:00 pm
(approximate starting time)

AOS Judging

Judges from the American Orchid Society will decide if any plants from our show qualify for AOS awards.
Orchid judging is open to the public.

Saturday

10:30 a.m.

"Ask the Experts"

A panel of growers and vendors for a relaxed round table of questions and answers to help you grow better orchids

Noon

Orchids in Ecuador !

Enjoy learning about the diversity of orchids living in various habitats from dry bosque seacoast forests to misty cloudforests in the Andes, to the humid warm forests of Amazonia.  Ecuagenera is the largest grower of Ecuadorian native orchids, a leader in seed propagated orchids and conservation.

1:30 p.m.

Repotting and Dividing Orchids

Come see hands-on demonstrations of techniques and materials including potting mediums and options for containers.   Questions and answers welcomed !

3 p.m.

Topic TBD


Sunday

11:00 a.m.

Growing the Showy Lady’s Slippers in Your Garden”

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A workshop demo on how to plant bare rooted showy slipper specimens that were grown from sterile axenic seed cultures:

 

presented by the NH Academy of Science, Dr. Peter Faletra, Exec Dir., and students involved in research and conservation


12:30 p.m.

"Orchids of the Northeast United States and Canada"

The presentation will focus on both the beautiful - common and rare species of our area - with an emphasis on conservation and cultivation.

 

presented by NHOS member George Newman

2 p.m.

"The Secret Lives of Lady’s Slippers in

Vermont and New Hampshire


This presentation will cover our field and laboratory research of showy lady’s  slippers and some preliminary work on ram’s head slippers.

The presentation will include: 

  • Counting lady’s slippers in the wild with drones

  • Machine learning to count the slippers in the images collected by the drones

  • The genetic analysis of the lady’s slippers

  • How we grow the slippers from seeds

  • How we plant them in artificial fens

  • Our plans for Cypripedium species conservation 

presented by the NH Academy of Science, Dr. Peter Faletra, Exec Dir., and students involved in research and conservation


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