As the saying goes, a good time was had by all. The 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. event was fun and a chance to socialize. And I love our host's greenhouse. It is the same size as mine and yet ever so much more attractive.
There was a silent auction, lunch and a live auction. There were lots of plants and some wine-related items (we ARE wine-country after all) to bid on. I know I bid like crazy, but since I only brought a little money, I tried to stop before letting emotion kick in too much. Even so, I won 12 plants for a total of $93. Roll-over flower are examples, none are in bloom.
Laelia autumnalis Mounted, five pseudobulbs, actively growing roots
Laelia lundii Mounted, about 30 pseudobulbs with about a half dozen leads and actively growing roots
Miltonia spectabulis var virginalis 'Frosted Pearl' HCC/AOS Mounted, 20 pseudobulbs with three leads
Ornithophora radicans Mounted, 6 pseudobulbs in spike
Epicattleya Rene Marquez 'Flame Thrower' HCC/AOS Four canes with a nice new growth
Dendrobium Roy Tokunaga x Silver Wings Nine canes, two leads with new growth just starting
Slc Hazel Boyd 'Apricot Glow' HCC/AOS Fifteen pseudobulbs, two leads with new growth
Epidendrum rousseauae Twenty pseudobulbs, crowded in pot
Bulbophyllum guttulatum At least thirty pseudobulbs, 3-5 leads and new growth going over the edge
Bulbophyllum lasiochilum A shallow 6x8-inch tray full, new growth
Bulbophyllum lobbii A shallow 6x8-inch tray with about 25 pseudobulbs, new growth
Laelia albida Five pseudobulbs, poor roots
These outside-of-meetings events are the best part of being an orchid society member.