The Orchid Society of Northern Nevada (OSNN) had its beginnings in 1985, when Dr. Hugh Mozingo, A Professor of Botany at the University of Nevada, Reno, John Anundsen, an Attorney and Chet Bramlett, all growing orchids in their homes wondered if there were others in the Reno area that were doing the same.
After a meeting the decision was made to put a notice in the paper to see if there were other people in the area who would enjoy participating in an orchid society. The response was surprising; fifteen people eagerly joined and formed the Orchid Society of Northern Nevada.
John Anundsen was our first President, Chett Bramlett Vice President. A Newsletter was proposed and Hugh Mozingo became the first editor.
Northern Nevada is a unique challenge for growing orchids and the fluctuations of the number of members of the OSNN reflect that challenge. The society has been very fortunate in having excellent speakers who enjoy coming to the Reno area.
The Orchid Society of Northern Nevada is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society.
GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
The Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Moana Lane Garden Center (1100 W.Moana Ln. Reno), in the Landscape & Design Bldg. Various topics are covered such as planting and growing techniques. Speakers offer a variety of cultural information. Various topics are covered, they include cultural information of specific orchids and re-potting demonstrations.
WE WILL NOT HAVE A REGULAR MEETING ON FEB. 7th, 2013 BECAUSE OF OUR UPCOMING ORCHID SHOW. Please go to EVENTS on this website to see details about our Orchid show.
Each month there is an orchid filled raffle table. A ticket to win an orchid of your choice can be purchased at the meeting for $2.00 a ticket. Remember if you bring a dessert for our break you receive a free raffle ticket! Members are encouraged to bring an orchid or two to for our ‘Show and Tell’ segment to share with the group this will also earn you a free raffle ticket..
Members are from a diverse group from all over Northern Nevada and California. Beginners to experts provide an excellent resource of knowledge and advice. Our members grow orchids under a variety of conditions, including greenhouses, underlights and even windowsills.
If you would like more information about Orchid Society of Northern Nevada or would like to join click here.
Advantages to membership include:
- Monthly Speakers, Lectures, Slideshows, ‘hands on’ growing tips from expert orchidists.
- Lending Library
- Plant raffles (monthly)
- Orchid culture advise
- July picnic and plant auction
- Annual show and sale
- December Christmas party and an orchid from Santa
- Most of all making new friends with people who also have the ‘orchid bug’ (no cure, just collect more…)
Membership still only $25/year for your household payable in January. If you join in July or after dues will be $12.50 for the rest of the year.