From the editor


  I would really like to give the members a place to have an input for our society meetings.  If you have a favorite orchid that you want to tell the members about and perhaps even a picture please let me know and I will publish your pictures on our newsletter.
You can e-mail me at   


Oklahoma Orchid Society Newsletter

February 2018 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

We had great weather for Valentine's Day, so I hope you all had a lovely day with your spouses/significant others, friends and family.
For our February's meeting we will be watching a webinar from the American Orchid Society, followed by a panel discussion with Brian, Burrel, Lowell and Bill.  This is a great opportunity to ask our panelists any questions you have about orchid culture, diseases, etc.
Suggestion: Make a list with all your questions, that way you don't forget what your questions are by the time we meet this coming Sunday.
Feb. 18th  1:00 pm at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center.
See you soon!

OOS Webmaster


January 2018
Well, the holidays are over and I hope everybody had a good time!
Our first meeting of 2018 will be on Sunday 21st at 1:00 O'clock.
We will be watching the PBS documentary "Orchids Behaving Badly". the video will start at 1:00 sharp, so try to be a little early.
 Keith Warren will be in charge of the presentation for this meeting and the subject he will talk about is 'Using Orchid Board for Information, Advice and Fun".
Our meeting schedule has been updated all the way through June, but keep checking for new updates every month.
See you all soon!
Gabriel Guerrero-Savage.


Hello everyone.
Our Christmas party is just around the corner!
December 16th 5:00 pm at Johnita's home.
27 Oakwood Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. 73121
(scroll down to see a map)

I hope everybody is ready to have some good time this coming Saturday. Don't forget to bring an orchid related gift for Dirty Santa and some of those delicious dishes that you all always bring.. YUM!!
See you soon!

Hello everybody here's an invitation from Bill and Jackie Parker.

"The RROS Christmas Party will be at  Bill and Jackie's 1276 Bus. 287 J, Iowa Park, TX 76367. All OOS members are invited. Greenhouse open about 10/11. Eat about 12/12:30.  Meat, drink and bread furnished. bring side dish or dessert and a diirty Santa-orchid related gift. We have a great crop of bluebonnets if anyone wants to dig some up to take home with them. Party is December 9. "



Hello everyone!
I know that we've been sending a lot of emails lately. But we're jut a few days from our monthly meeting and we don't want you to forget that our November meeting, this time, will be on a Saturday, not Sunday.  Saturday the 18th we will be going on a Greenhouse tour  which will be in Chickasha, at the Burrel's place, not at the Will Rogers.
Details about the meeting, transportation, and the map with the location of our meeting can be found below.
And as always, don't forget to read last month's minutes.
See you soon!


November Meeting

The Oklahoma Orchid Society 2018 Greenhouse Tour will be at the greenhouse of Burrel Gambel on Saturday, November 18th,  starting at 1:00 PM.  Following the tour we will have a Pizza lunch provided by OOS and our business meeting at the First Presbyterian Church  - all in Chickasha.   Burrel’s greenhouse address is  2305 Lakewood Drive, Chickasha, 73018.   The First Presbyterian Church address is 428   6thStreet in Chickasha.

Please RSVP if you are coming to Jana at 478-5789 or by Thursday, November 16th. If you need a ride, please let Jana know as there will be car pool available leaving from the Will Rogers Garden Center lower parking lot at 12:00 noon.
 Here's the map:



September Meeting 

Hello Everyone. Can you believe Fall is almost here?!
Our next meeting is September 17th.
At 1:00 pm for Green Growers we have "Don't Throw Away that Orchid" with Dr. Dotty Woodson.
And the main program is "Growing Paphiopedilums" also by Dr. Dotty Woodson.

Our last meeting was feature on The Oklahoman section of Home and Garden 'Oklahoma City area home and garden notes' on
Seems like we have a new option to find information about our meetings and other societies in the newspaper.

The shirts with the OOS logo are $23.00, cash or check.  Talk to Johnita to place your order if you have not done so yet.
*Our Meeting Schedule is complete and has been updated, check the
OOS Meeting Schedule page listed above.
and please don't forget to read last month's meeting minutes.
See you soon,



August Meeting

Hello fellow orchid enthusiasts!
We are having our next meeting this coming Sunday, the 20th, at 1:00 pm.
For Green Growers, we're going to be watching a great video from the PBS series called Plants Behaving Badly. The episode about Orchids is called "Sex & Lies".
Jana will not be available this time, so Allen Koch will be leading our meeting.
If you want to order a shirt with the OOS logo, remember to bring $23.00, cash or check, and talk to Johnita to place your order.

We have been updating our meeting schedule, so make sure you go check our page every month,
and don't forget to read last month's minutes before our meeting day! 
See you soon,




July's Meeting

Hello everyone, I hope y'all had a very happy Fourth of July!
This month Kay Backues is going to talk about how to divide and repot a HUGE orchid specimen for our Green Growers Session and how to grow a specimen orchid for our main program.

Please check the OOS Meeting Schedule and Minutes pages listed above.

This schedule will be updated as information becomes available so check every month.
See you soon,


Red River Orchid Society's Picnic

Bill and Jackie Parker will be hosting the RROS picnic at their place this coming Saturday June 10th.

Greenhouse opens at 10:00 ayou soonm, lunch between 12 and 1:00 pm.

Potluck- meat, drinks and bread provided.

The address. 1276 Bus. Hwy. 287 J, Iowa Park, TX. 76367.

Take I-44 to Wichita Falls, then turn right on 287 toward Amarillo. Exit right onto Highway 369 and turn left (south) going under 287.  Go south 1 mile to business 287 (also known as Iowa Park Rd.)  Turn right and go 3 miles west. Look for a two story house with 1276 on the mailbox.
Phone numbers are (940)-592-2508, (940)-704-5331 and (940)-642-0752.
If you're planning to attend, please email Jackie at to let her know you are coming so she can make sure that there's enough seating.



April's Newsletter

The OOS meeting this Sunday, April 30th, will be held at our house and will be all about exhibiting at an orchid show.  Linda Lawson will give a presentation on putting in an orchid arrangement, Lowell and I will give a presentation on putting in a 1 to 5 plant orchid exhibit.  There will be a hands-on practice.
 Attached is the map to our house and the results for the Tulsa Show.
 Hope to see you all there.

Tulsa Orchid Show

April 2017


I will be posting pictures of some of the awarded plants on the Orchid Show's page.


For the full year, please check the OOS Meeting Schedule page listed above.
This schedule will be updated as information becomes available so check every month.
See you soon.

Oklahoma Orchid Society Newsletter

March's Newsletter
We're going back to our previous location!
The OOS will be meeting again at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center
Our next meeting is this coming Sunday 19th at 1:00 pm.

   March's Picture Submission
No ID Miniature green Cymbidium
By Gabriel Guerrero-Savage

All members are invited to submit pictures of their orchids in bloom

If you want a picture featured on our newsletter please email it to me to:


  March Meeting

The Green Grower's program this month will be "Growing Orchids in the House" by Jana Butcher.

For the Main program we will watch a video about "Growing and Repotting Paphiopedilums"

For the full year, please check the OOS Meeting Schedule page listed above.
This schedule will be updated as information becomes available so check every month.
See you soon.


February's Newsletter

                                  2017 membership dues are now due.
$20 for individual; $25 for family.  You can bring this to our next meeting or if you need to mail it, send it to our treasurer Allen Koch. You can find his address on the email that was sent by Carolyn on Monday January 9th.


           All members are invited to submit pictures of their orchids in bloom
If you want a picture featured on our newsletter please email it to me to:


                                                                           February Meeting 
                      for our 'Green Growers' we will have a talk about "Growing Orchids Under Lights"
                       and later for the Presentation we will be informed about a Special Program.

                          See you soon.

Wowee!  Here is the information about the SWROGA show that will be held in Tyler, TX on March 31 through April 2nd.  Tyler always puts on a great show and sale plus a magnificent banquet.  You won’t want to miss this one.  Register early, reserve your room, and plan on a fun weekend with orchid lovers.



Last updated:  3/15/17