This beautiful Cypripedium Gisela 'Island View' was grown by our President, Andy Coghill-Behrends and received the highest cultural award at May Chicago AOS judging (Certificate of Cultural Excellence) 92 points. This time of year many of our orchids love to grow outside and store up energy for blooming to come.
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.
As the COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC seems to be subsiding, we hope to assume more normal in person club activities. We normally do not meet in the summer but will have our first fall meeting in September. Don't forget Central Iowa Orchid Society Speaker's Day.
This September we will meet the second Thursday 9/9/21 at the Shueyville United Methodist Church, Shueyville, Iowa. This is halfway between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, 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 FIELD TRIP TO FIND NATIVE IOWA ORCHIDS in early June was fun and we found some Putty Root a bit past its prime. We don't usually meet in the summer but will have our first fall meeting Sept. 9th at the Shueyville Methodist Church. We plan an orchid 'swap-sale' and encourage members to bring plants they have extras of and share them with the club. An opportunity to get new and different orchids. We also plan 'Orchid Questions Answered' by a committee of the whole.
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