When:        November 18, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Where:        NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR

Program:  Ecuador and the World Orchid Conference (Part II)


**Sunday, November 18, 2018**:
 Program: Doug and Beth Martin -
Ecuador and the World Orchid Conference

November 18, 2018

NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR Meeting: 1:30
Program: This month our speakers are Beth and Doug Martin who will present part II of their trip to Ecuador and the World Orchid Conference last fall. You all know Beth and Doug – their home society is the Orchid Society of Greater Kansas City, but they are members of OSO also, and support us every year at our show and auction – so no need for me to say anything else about them here.

December 9, 2018

NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd, Springdale, AR Normally the first or second Sunday, as members prefer. Program: That was the most popular choice among the first 3 Sundays in December, so that’s the date. Note that we’ll start at noon, which is earlier than usual. For those who wish to participate in the traditional game of Dirty Santa, bring a G-rated gift that cost no more than $15 if you bought it. In theory, it should have at least some vague connection to orchids. Those who don’t want to play can just laugh at those who do – there’s no pressure either way. We will not have monthly judging in December, and the only business will be election of officers for 2019.

January 20, 2019

NTI, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR Meeting: 1:30
Program: January by tradition is the OSO Chili Fest and round table

Officers for 2018
President - Steve Marak
Vice-President - Russ Greene
Secretary - Susie Miller
Treasurer - Lois Geren
Excutive Board Members - Scott Gallup & Jim Enns

For people interested in becoming members of the OSO, please feel free to contact Trudy Pickett, our Membership Committee Chair. You can reach her at: email

See you all at the meeting! Come early and if you have the chance, bring a guest! See you there!


The Orchid Society of the Ozarks is an active group of orchid enthusiasts in Northwest Arkansas. We meet monthly , usually the third Sunday afternoon, to share information and blooming orchids with each other. Most months we have around 30 orchids which members enter into an informal judging. A “Plant of the Month” winner is chosen.  Winners accrue points and prizes are awarded at the end of the year.

Our society is an affiliate member of the Mid-America Orchid Congress, the Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association and the American Orchid Society. We are also a sponsor of the North American Conservation Center (NAOCC), and are a sponsor of one of the “orchid-gami” orchids, the Large Whorled Pogonia, Isotria verticillata. We were happy to sponsor this orchid as it is a native orchid found in Arkansas.

We have speakers for most meetings with a selection of those coming from a group of nationally known orchid experts. Speaking topics range from orchid culture and best practices to current breeding trends. Most speakers bring plants to sell and many offer discounts for members that pre-order. Some speakers in the last couple of years are: Glen Decker of Piping Rocks Orchids; Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids; Nathan Bell of College of the Ozarks; Blanche Wagner of Missouri Botanical Garden, Fred Clark of Sunset Valley Orchids.

We have a monthly plant raffle at meetings where members can acquire plants. One of our main fundraisers is our auction in September with lively bidding on orchids donated from members and venders. Our second fundraiser is our show and sale “Orchids in the Garden” held the first weekend in March at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

  • Angraecum dollii 'Supple Star
  • Dendrobium Fire Wings Mike Porter
  • Dendrobium Miva Abracadabra Spotted Toadstool
  • Dendrobium nobile Fort Allen
  • Lycaste Athanacia Snow Angel
  • Paph Hsining Majakun 'Tim Hicks'
  • Paphiopedilum Barbi's White Satin Barbara Ann
  • Paphiopedilum Big Green Bird Judy Harris
  • Paphiopedilum Bird Dog LL Caren Dickey
  • Paphiopedilum delenatii f. albinum Memoria Tom Larkin
  • Paphiopedilum Hilo Mojito Majestic Mint
  • Paphiopedilum Hsinying Majakun Tim Hicks
  • Paphiopedilum Memoria Patrick Griffin Kathy Judy
  • Phragmipedium Caroline Miller Ott Windy Hill
  • Phragmipedium Penns Creek Cascade Mark's
  • Rhyncattleanthe Jay Larkin Ruby Sunset
  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Adria Marie Sheth Lone Jack
  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Cutie Girl Pottsy's Betsy Jane
  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Cutie Girl Pottsy's Betsy Jane
  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Little Circle Cherry Bomb
  • Springfield Orchid Society SC AOS Show Trophy
  • Tolumnia Marilyn LeDoux 'Cusi's Pride'
  • Vanda White Crane Princess Leia
  • Vandachostylis Pinky Pottsy's OSO Justified
  • Vandachostylis Pinky Starry Night
  • Angraecum dollii 'Supple Star

Photos in this slide show were provide by Steve Marak

The Orchid Society of the Ozarks is an Arkansas not for profit corporation.