Late fall and winter is prime season for Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums to bloom, and they stay in bloom for a long time. This beauty si growing in our President's greenhouse. Thanks for sharing, Jon Lorence!
The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society (EIOS), formerly the Iowa City Orchid Society, is as our logo states “A small group of people with a big love of growing orchids”. Members come from all around eastern Iowa. We meet at the Shueyville Church, Shueyville, Iowa.
The church is located 1 mile EAST of Exit 10 (Swisher-Shueyville) off interstate 380. Our meetings begin with a social time at 6:30 pm; followed by the official meeting and an educational program at 7:00 pm. Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in orchids! Our club displays orchids at regional orchid shows and participates in American Orchid Society orchid judging. Meetings include educational programs on beginning orchid growing, discussion about various types of orchids, and orchid conservation. Check out our brief video!
Our newsletters highlight activities of the society. They contain photos of member's orchids, educational material, and summary of meeting activities. Newsletters will now be published only quarterly.
Our next meeting will be February 1st, 2024 at the Shueyville Church. Our meeting will feature an online informative lecture by Mary Gerritson talking on Masdevallias. We will have raffle plants. Our March 7th meeting will be a literary discussion ' Orchid Muse' by Erica Hannickel. See our calendar for orchid shows and meetings this winter and spring.
We do NOT meet in January.
THE EASTERN IOWA ORCHID SOCIETY EXHIBIT pictured here: SHOW TROPHY winner for the Best Display in the Show and winner of the People's Choice Award
Our 2023 show was the largest ever with over 480 entries. Eastern Iowa Display was voted the People' Choice Award by attendees. The exhibit also received the Show Trophy judged by AOS judges. The show was attended by around 500 people. The ever popular Halloween theme is a real hit!
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