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Membership Meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center or as mentioned in the calendar below.
Call (401) 769-0369 for meeting information.


Event Calendar for 2014

The Ghost Orchid” | Judy Gould
January 25, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
The amazing “Ghost Orchid”, native to Florida and Cuba will be showcased.

Cloud Forest Orchids – Part II
February 22, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
The hillsides of mountains are shrouded in clouds most of the time. Learn how these conditions dictate the culture of many of the orchids that are grown today.

Easiest Orchids
March 29, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
Some orchids require conditions that are easier to provide while others require special growing conditions and more skilled care.

Bog Orchids; Cattleyas
April 26, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
Frank Meglio describes the culture required for bog orchids and Fran Ingersoll will present a beautiful slide show on Cattleya orchids and the bright light conditions they need to provide blooming.

Orchid Mediums
May 31, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
Each grower has their own favorite growing medium (soil) for orchids. Learn the pros and cons of the commonly used growing mediums.

Plant Anatomy 101
June 28, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
Can you look at a plant and determine much about its culture requirements. Attend this class and see if you learn much about the basic anatomy and care of plants.

Party at the Salzillo’s
July 19, 2014     12:30 pm     Meet at RWP Botanical Center
Members are invited to a tour of the perennial gardens and summer home for the orchids of Carol and Dick Salzillo. Bring your gardening questions, they are true plant gurus.

Meglio’s Wonderful World of Plants
July 26, 2014     12:30 pm     Meet at RWP Botanical Center
Frank Meglio is known far and wide for his collections of tropical plants. Members are invited to tour his gardens complete with koi ponds and bogs.

Summer Party
August 30, 2014     12:30 pm     Meet at RWP Botanical Center
Members are invited to the President’s home for a pleasant lakeside afternoon and informal orchid chat.

RIOS Anniversary Celebration
September 27, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
The RI Orchid Society will celebrate its 14 year anniversary.

Terrestrial Orchids
October 25, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
Most of the orchids cultivated today are air plants (epiphytes) but some are terrestrial (roots in the ground). Is the cultivation for these plants the same? This class will explain the needs for “land’-locked” orchids.

Mimicking the Rainforest
November 29, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
Providing conditions similar to a rainforest is crucial to growing most orchids one encounters today. Learn how to provide these conditions in your home or apartment.

Annual Holiday Party and Yankee Gift Swap
December 13, 2014     12:30 pm     TBA
Join us for out annual party and Yankee Swap.

What’s New in the Orchid World
December 27, 2014     12:30 pm     RWP Botanical Center
Lean about discoveries and trends in the world of orchid culture and preservation.

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