Workshops

Subject to change without notice

Friday January 15

10:00 AM Introduction to Orchids
Given by members of the North Jersey Orchid Society, this talk introduces you to the beautiful and fascinating world of orchids; and reviews some of the easy to grow, less demanding varieties including general care tips. This talk will enhance your show experience!

11:00 AM The Basics of Orchid Photography
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 certified AOS judge and Chair of the AOS North East Judging Center, will provide commentary and answer questions.

1:30 PM Growing Orchids Under Lights In The Home
This informative discussion is 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.

2:30 PM Orchid Basics
If you’re just getting started, this is the workshop for you. Bill Stender, New Jersey Orchid Society Vice President, discusses 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 items covered.

3:30 PM Introduction to Orchids
Given by members of the North Jersey Orchid Society, this talk introduces you to the beautiful and fascinating world of orchids; and reviews some of the easy to grow, less demanding varieties including general care tips. This talk will enhance your show experience!

 

Saturday January 16

10:00 AM Introduction to Orchids
Given by members of the North Jersey Orchid Society, this talk introduces you to the beautiful and fascinating world of orchids; and reviews some of the easy to grow, less demanding varieties including general care tips. This talk will enhance your show experience!

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.

1:00 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.

2:00 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 items covered.

3:00 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 and be rewarded with spectacular blooms.

Sunday January 17

10:30 AM Introduction to Orchids
Given by members of the North Jersey Orchid Society, this talk introduces you to the beautiful and fascinating world of orchids; and reviews some of the easy to grow, less demanding varieties including general care tips. This talk will enhance your show experience!

1:00 PM Repotting Orchids
Learn the how, what, when and why of orchid repotting – when to get it out of its pot, how to get it into a new or larger one and what to do with it afterwards..

2:00 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 items covered.