Our next meeting is May 14, 2015. Yes, I know this is quite early, but I will soon be sipping coca tea and hiking the mountains around Machu Picchu, Peru. Best to get this off to you now. As of this printing, the meeting’s program is still classified as TOP SECRET.
We should thank Chris Ehrler for the slide presentation and talk at the April meeting. I thought it was a nice introduction for our new members. The plant table was complements of the vendors for our show. AND, the May meeting will feature some more of the plants.
SBIOE FCOS display: put together by Eric, John Keebler, and Alan Durham
SBIOE Ecuagenera display (Ecuador vendor) put together by Chris Ehrler with plants from Chris, Jeffrey Thompson, Eric Holenda and Danny Stocks won the "Best Foreign Exhibit any Type of Orchids".
Central Coast Orchid Show
Rebecca Northern Award - Acineta superba owned & grown by Danny Stock
Barb Walsh Award - Paph lowii - owned & grown by Doug Jenzen
Best Miltonia/Miltoniopsis/Brassia - Brassia Eternal Wind - owner unknown
Best Pleurothallid - Dracula cordobae "Batholomew" HCC/AOS - owned & grown by Chris Ehrler
FCOS display won AOS award
FCOS Little Gems display (contained orchids from Chris Ehrler, Jeffrey Thompson, Barb Walsh, Rudy Bachmann, and Larry Vierheilig)
Paul Delegram Award - Masdevallia Enchantment 'Jeffers' AM/AOS - owned & grown by Chris Ehrler
Best Other Genera - Scaphosepalum gibberosa - owned & grown by Chris Ehrler
Little Gems display won AOS Trophy