This is EIOS member Phil Mears' plant that was an award winner at several Spring orchid shows. This plant is native to the Caribbean and Central America and grows as a lithophyte or close to the ground. Each spike is composed of clusters of individual orchid flowers.
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 United Methodist 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.
Our newsletters highlight activities of the society. They contain photos of member's orchids, educational material, and summary of meeting activities.
Our next meeting will be April 6th at the Shueyville Church. The program will be presented by Carson Whitlow on native slipper orchids (Cypripediums) in Iowa. He is also know for breeding Blue Cattleyas. We will also be planning our Easter and Mother's Day Showcases at Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids.
Our orchid show ' Orchids Are A Scream: 10th Anniversary Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale is set for Oct. 28-29, 2023 at the Elks Hall in Cedar Rapid, Iowa
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