2018 Workshops

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are in Meeting Room C, upstairs in the Douglass Student Center.

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Friday January 12

 11:30 AM The Basics of Orchid Photography

Back by popular demand and presented by Maurice Garvey  who is an American Orchid Society certified photographer.  Learn how to take pictures using  a cell phone, iPad mini, point and shoot camera, or a digital SLR using lighting techniques with inexpensive reflectors.  He will cover white balance, macro settings, flash and inexpensive software.  Also learn about some phone and iPad apps for photography.

1:00 PM American Orchid Society (AOS) Judging

You are invited to observe this judging session. Learn what attributes make a flower awardable; and time permitting, John Sullivan, a accredited AOS judge and Chair of the Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society, will provide commentary and answer questions. Judging is upstairs in the Douglass Lounge.

1:30 PM  Orchid Basics

If you’re just getting started, this is the workshop for you. Bill Stender, New Jersey Orchid Society Vice President,  will discuss how to succeed in the fascinating and addictive world of orchids.  Questions such as what makes it an orchid and how many types are there will be among the many fascinating topics covered.

2:30 PM  Growing Orchids Under Lights In The Home

This informative discussion will be led by Patti Lee, a native Hawaiian who now lives in New York City, and is a founding member of the Manhattan Orchid Society. She will discuss the lighting options available, and the latest and best of them for growing Orchids indoors.

Saturday January 13

10:00 AM Growing Neofinetia

Dr. Kristen Uthus, owner of New World Orchids, will discuss Neofinetia orchids. Neofinetias are particularly cherished in Japan. Unlike the typical orchids, “neos” are prized for their foliage which makes them a beautiful easy-to-grow addition to your home year-round. When they bloom, their delicate and long-lasting flowers fill the air with an intoxicating scent that is a mix of vanilla, honeysuckle and orange blossoms; and they are easy to grow.                                                                      

11:00 AM Fragrance Judging   Note: Time subject to change

You are invited to view our fragrance judges as they award the most scent worthy orchids selected from our exhibits.   Judging held upstairs in the Douglass Lounge.

1:00 PM  Growing Cattleyas in Your Home   

Bart Costello, a member of the North Jersey Orchid Society specializes in growing cattleyas in his home. Come learn how you can grow these beautiful and often fragrant flowers in your home from an expert grower, and be rewarded with your own spectacular blooms.

2:30 PM Orchid Basics

If you’re just getting started, this is the workshop for you. Bill Stender, North Jersey Orchid Society Vice President, will discuss how to succeed in the fascinating and addictive world of orchids.  Questions such as what makes it an orchid and how many types are there will be among the many fascinating topics covered.

3:30 PM Getting Started with Slipper Orchids

Slippers are one of the most recognized and popular orchids for the home grower.They come in all shapes and sizes and are always a conversation starter. Kim Feddersen, a member the North Jersey orchid Society and owner of Fair Orchids Inc., specializes in Slipper orchids. He will talk about these beautiful orchids and how you can grow and bloom them in your home.

Sunday January 14

 10 AM  Intro to the World of Orchids

Generously presented by Carrie Buchman, President of North Jersey Orchid Society  this talk is ideal for anyone who wished to broaden their background knowledge about orchids. You will learn about the different species, growing conditions, what grows well in homes in New Jersey, and  how to manage them in your home.

11:00 AM    Growing Neofinetia

Dr. Kristen Uthus, owner of New World Orchids, will discuss Neofinetia orchids. Neofinetias are particularly cherished in Japan. Unlike the typical orchids, “neos” are prized for their foliage which makes them a beautiful easy-to-grow addition to your home year round. When they bloom, their delicate and long-lasting flowers fill the air with an intoxicating scent that is a mix of vanilla, honeysuckle and orange blossoms; and they are easy to grow.

2:00 PM  Orchid Basics

If you’re just getting started, this is the workshop for you. Bill Stender, North Jersey Orchid Society Vice President,  will discuss how to succeed in the fascinating and addictive world of orchids.  Questions such as what makes it an orchid and how many types are there will be among the many fascinating topics covered.

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