2017 Winter Carnival Orchid Show

2017 Winter Carnival Orchid Show

Now in its 43nd year, the Winter Carnival Orchid Show has become the premier winter event for orchid lovers throughout the Midwest, attended by nearly 5,000 orchid enthusiasts. Perhaps in response to those long cold winters, Minnesotans are avid plants-men and women and welcome the chance to see and purchase something out of the ordinary.

It is the desire of the Show Committee to present orchids to the public in a way that takes full advantage of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory setting, capturing the imagination and transporting show goers far away from frigid Minnesota–for a little while at least!

Orchid plants and orchid-related items will be for sale from the following vendors: Arnold J. Klehm Growers, Inc, Deerwood Orchids, Ingram’s Better Orchid Books, Mans Farms, Natt’s Orchids, Orchids Limited, Ten Shin Gardens (DIRECT FROM TAIWAN). NEW vendors this year are Iowa Orchids, New World Orchids and aMaySing Imports!

This year we are letting the public vote on the best Winter Carnival themed display via Facebook. So stop by and place your vote!

Cost $5 for adults
$1.00 off with Winter Carnival Button
Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/orchidsocietyofminnesota

Visit our society website at www.orchidsocietyofminnesota.com

With Gratitude,

Michael Dyda
General Chair




In 1978, Alan and Cheryl Koch opened Koch Orchids in Newbury Park, CA. They concentrated on orchids that could grow outdoors in CA and some Cattleyas. Soon the Cattleyas became the major interest, and more space was needed. in 1985 Koch orchids became Gold Country Orchids in Lincoln, California. With 16,000 sq feet and 3 climate zones they have plenty of room for all their lovely plants.
Alan will speak on “Superb Sarcochilus for Everyone”
No member sales, Pre-orders welcome (discount!)

Advanced Windowsill Growing w/Helen Hersh

** Pre orders welcome **



For about 9 years I grew on windowsills in Brooklyn, specializing in Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums. I also loved species and found some wonderful ones that will grow in the home on a window or under lights or in a GREENHOUSE. I am delighted to offer my favorites.  If you grow in the home let us help by making some suggestions.


Helen Hersh
P.O. Box 3235
Brooklyn, New York 11202

Telephone inquiries are also welcome:
(908) 753-4846

Click Here to See Our 2016 Price List
and Bulbophylum List!


May 1998, just before we moved I received a HCC on a Paphiopedilum hookerae, and a HCC on a Paph. Macabre at the N.E. Judging center. Proving windowsill growers can get AOS awards!

     In February 1998 an FCC on Phragmipedium Living Fire
     In June 1999 we received an AM on a Phrag. Sorcerer’s Apprentice ‘Lothar’.
     In 2002 Paph. Diane Vickery HCC/AOS, Bulbophyllum Stellis CHM/AOS, Paraphalenopsis laycockii HCC/AOS CCM/AOS, Masdevallia infracta alba CHM/AOS, Bulbophyllum micholitzii CHM/AOS.

     In 2003 Paph. moquettianum AM/AOS.
     In 2007, an AM on Phrag. Kelly Nash ‘Rothschild’
     In 2009, an AM on Paph. Misty Dell ‘Rothschild’
     In 2015, Paph. Delrosi ‘Sookies Red Wings’ AM/AOS, Dimorphorchis rossii ‘Rothschild’ AM/AOS.

Temperature Tolerant, Low light Vandas

Temperature Tolerant, Low light Vandas

Martin Motes will speak on “Temperature Tolerant, Low light Vandas” and show off some of his dozens of new hybrids Saturday April 16th, 1PM, @ Bachman’s on Lyndale in Mpls

Plants will be for sale “No member Sales”

Pre-order from the website www.motesorchids.com and get free shipping . We’ll also include a bonus plant with each pre-order regardless of size.

Site:  www.motesorchids.com
Order Deadline: Tuesday, April 12th

Phrag Hybrids : How To Grow Them w/ Glen Decker

Phrag Hybrids: How to Grow Them

Glen Decker began growing orchids at the age of 15 and holds the degree of Associate in Applied Science in Ornamental Horticulture. Glen is presently the owner of Piping Rock Orchids in Galway New York. He was the previous chair of the American Orchid Society’s Publications Committee and a past Director of the Orchid Digest Corporation.  Glen has won numerous AOS awards, including the Butterworth Prize, Nax Trophy, WW Wilson Award and the Carlyle A. Luer Award.  He has appeared in Martha Stewart’s Better Living Magazine and on a PBS TV special “Orchid Delirium”.  He rewrote the Slipper section of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s “The Best Orchids for Indoors” and was the technical editor for the “Orchids for Dummies” book.  He also has written many articles on Paphiopedilums and Phragmipedium, which have been published worldwide.
He loves pre orders. He has plants for sale. Therefore, NO MEMBER SALES


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