Oh those beautiful jewel-colored orchids! Please join us in enjoying them at the Naples Orchid Society’s show and sale, March 16, 17 and 18. This year’s show will be held again in the Baker Center gym, Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples..
The show will open on Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Tickets will be available at the door. The admission is $8.00, children under 12 free, Coupons good for $1.00 off tickets are on show advertising cards and may be printed out at www.NaplesOrchidSociety.org. Ads for the show cut from the newspapers will also be accepted as coupons.
You can buy your own jewel-like orchids at the show too. Five vendors are coming with beauties for you to take home. The vendors, selling orchid plants of many varieties, are:
- Florida Suncoast Orchids, Myakka City, FL info@FloridaSunCoastOrchids.com 941-322-8777
- Krull-Smith, Inc., Apopka, FL email@example.com 407-886-4134
- OFE International, Inc. Orchid Supplies, Miami, FL firstname.lastname@example.org 305-253-7080, 888-633-4685
- Plantio la Orquidea, Sarasota, FL info@PlantiolaOrquidea.com 941-504-7737
Potting supplies and other necessities for growing orchids will be available from O.F.E. Orchid Supply.
The show will feature prize-winning orchids of many species and hybrids. Card-table size and large floor-size artistic displays of blooming orchid plants, containers full of potted orchids and cut orchid flowers will be arranged, all vying for ribbon and trophy prizes. Judges from the American Orchid Society (AOS) will also award single plants for best in a variety of classes.
While display class trophies and ribbons are limited to NOS members, anyone can enter an individual orchid to be judged for AOS awards. If awarded, the owner of the plant must pay for any AOS award, but can opt out of accepting AOS awards when registering the entry. Show and exhibition rules and regulations may be obtained at www.NaplesOrchidSociety.org;
Members of the Naples Orchid Society will be present at the show to answer questions about the care and growing habits of orchids and related subjects. Also, NOS and AOS membership tables will be there so those who are interested can join the local and national societies at the show. NOS membership dues are $40 for individuals and $50 for families. New NOS members receive a blooming orchid when they join. Guests are invited to attend the regular meetings of the Naples Orchid Society on the first Thursday evening of each month at 7:00 pm at the Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. For more information, go to www.NaplesOrchidSociety.org