Triangle Orchid Society "Fall for Orchids", 9 November 2019.


Some Beautiful Orchids at the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

  Susan and I prepared for the mission; the trek to South Carolina (approx.  3 hours). ... snack bag and drink bag were at the ready, with the "Open house" Flyer in hand. 

  I had Susan in bright colors so I could find her amongst the deep dark green foliage while I was running the selections to the sales counter. There were some species and categories that were already sold out on Friday, but we managed to acquire a few ourselves. 

   We also managed to beat the rain home as well. ... had fun!!

NC Piedmont Orchid Show  15-17 March 2019  ...…

Photos of Sandhills Orchid Society Members out and about,........ exploring local Societies or wherever orchids are grown or displayed. 

​   Susan and I arrived early at the Piedmont Orchid Show on Saturday morning, and was excited to see a beautiful array of ribbon- winning orchids on display. 

​  Congratulations to the Sandhills Society members that contributed and won ribbons for their orchids. 

   SOS looks forward to participating in more orchids shows in the future. 

Triad Fall Auction, Sunday, 13 October  2019.

    Triangle Orchid Society's "Fall for Orchids" Show  was a spectacular hit which was comprised of several Orchid Society displays, briefings and presentations, and what I call "Master Vendors" (Marbel Branch, Steve Arthur and Ochid Classics for You). There were some great looking Phals, Oncidiums, Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, Paphs along with other miscellaneous genera. 

  Cattelaya - Lee Beauty - Volcano Queen" certainly caught everyones's eye. 

   Sue and I had an absolute  great time!.. Hopefully SOS will join them next year.

Sandhills Orchid Society Showtable


Sandhills Orchid Society

Triangle Orchid Society Fall Auction (Lake Crabtree near Morrisville), Saturday, 7 September 2019.

   No time for lolly-gaging as we had to move onto the Orchid show at the arboretum. Approaching the arboretum, we had come across our Past President ( Joy Lemieux), who had just finished judging at the Show and commented that there were over 500 entries for judging. ... made for a long day.  Joy also commented on how beautiful the orchids were. 

   There were many orchids to select for purchase; among the vendors were Steve Arthur, Mark Reinke and Carter and Holmes to name a few. 

   … caught Susan and Mark discussing a few orchids,  and in a short minute ... bags of orchids were "flying" off the table ... only kidding.  We had a great time! 

SOS "On the Move"

Happenings this weekend in Newberry, SC at the Carter and Holmes Fall Open house 23-24 August 2019.


    They're at it again.... Once again Edie, Ursula and Ray brought quite a few member plants to the "Show" and set up a rather large representation of the Sandhills Orchid Society. The orchids ranged from  Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, Paphs, Cattleyas and the cutest, little yellow Phal. 

   Thanks again to David (SOS President) for bringing everyone's orchids back home. 

Happenings  this weekend in Asheville (April 5-6)….    

      Biltmore Orchids and then onto the Western North Carolina Orchid Society's  Orchid Show "An Orchid Expedition"


    Triad Orchid Society's Fall Auction was a spectacular hit  There were over 170 orchids from Seagrove Orchid, Orchid Trail and the Orchidarium. There were some great looking Phals, Oncidiums, Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, Paphs along with other miscellaneous genera.  

   Chad (Triad's President) among others hosted and served as auctioneers, directly after a Potluck Luncheon. 

   Starting bid was $5,00 and the most expensive plant went for $35.00; however, the  average selling price was approx. $20.00.  Sue had a great time and I made many trips to the car. 

   As usual the Biltmore conservatory was chock-full of  lush topicals and blooming orchids. Susan was spotted in and amongst the beautiful plants, while I was hovering around the train set in one of the orchid rooms. 



  Edie, Ursula and Ray taking a well deserved break after setting up the SOS orchid display 

Beautiful weather complimented the Triangle Orchid Society's Fall Auction. There were orchids from RF Orchids and LeHua Orchids from Hawaii.

   Dr. Harry Gallis  among others hosted and served as auctioneers, directly after a Potluck Luncheon. 

  There were some great looking Vandas and Paphs among others