March 2019

This is it folks! This Sunday is our last meeting before the Asheville Orchid Festival and we have a lot to cover with you. Found out all the details at the meeting and sign up for your place to volunteer. We do have a treat for you by way of a brand new program presented by none other than our most recent WNCOS Vice President, Bob Hydzik. Bob has put together a wonderful and educational presentation on awarded cattleya orchids.

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Grace Ide
February 2019

Even though it’s not feeling much like winter, we’re still months away from spring and now 8 weeks away from installation of the 2019 Asheville Orchid Festival ‘An Orchid Expedition’. Several of us have been very busy over recent weeks as we nail down our vendors, exhibitors and associated details for this huge event. While we always have an incredible orchid festival, one objective I’ve got this year is to expose as many people as possible to our love of orchids.  

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Grace Ide
January 2019

The WNCOS had another wonderful year in 2018, and we’re counting on yet another action packed and exciting new-year here in greater Asheville. A wonderful, year ending celebration was enjoyed by everyone in attendance recently at our annual holiday social. Thank you so much to our gracious hosts, Axel and Catherine. We had a tremendous turnout and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in their beautiful home, a perfect ending to an exciting year. The food spread was strong, and that growler of homebrew was divine! I hope I wasn’t the only one who found that on the bar.

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Grace Ide
December 2018

December Holiday Social rescheduled for 12/16/18

Well everyone, as I write this month's newsletter to you with great anticipation of this looming winter snowstorm, all I can say is I am sorry. This is our 2nd year in a row whereas we've had to cancel and postpone/reschedule our annual holiday social.

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Grace Ide
November 2018

Happy fall everyone! Fall arrived, even though our foliage isn't quite as spectacular as we are accustomed to having here in WNC. Seems like in just a few short days many of our leaves have come down.

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Grace Ide
October 2018

Well, last month I thought I had mentioned my observation of fall arriving early. Now it seems like we can't shake off the summer heat, and our leaves aren't yet showing much color. I am ready for the fall season, and I hope you all are too. We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the country, hopefully we will still have a gorgeous fall leaf season.

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Grace Ide
September 2018

Is it just me, or does it seem like our fall season has arrived early this year? My orchids are showing signs of fall, which means reduced growth, some older leaves beginning to yellow and drop, and a major lull in all these great summer spikes and buds that have been coming along.

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Grace Ide
August 2018

Greetings everyone, I hope you're all doing well and trying your best to stay afloat. What a wet and cool summer it has been so far, maybe August has something drier in store for us.

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Grace Ide