Monday, July 18, 2011

July OOS meeting

I attended my second Oklahoma Orchid Society meeting on Sunday and once again came home with some loot.  These meetings are wonderful.  You get to spend 2-2.5 hours listening to people talk about orchids, seeing pictures of their orchid collections and growing spaces and then seeing some orchids in person at the end of the meeting.

Beautiful spotted orchid. Notice how the spots are on the back side of the petals but the front side of the lip.
This time I even had an orchid to share in the "show and tell" portion of the meeting - my blooming octopus orchid.  One of the members was showing off a Miltassia which had a nice, dark bloom.  He mentioned that it has been growing really well for him and that it is bursting out of the pot.  He offered to give some people offsets, if they were interested.  Needless to say, I came home with a chunk of that plant.

Miltassia Dark Star 'Darth Vader'

I also came home with a raffle Dendrobium in full bloom.

Dendrobium Marie McFarlane.  The blooms are more purple than they appear in the photo.  It is hard to capture with a digital camera.

I like these meetings!


  1. Darth Vader is one of my faves. I love how it smells like raspberries.

  2. I'm green with envy :P