Or­chid So­ci­ety ‘Still Grow­ing’

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were so will­ing to share their knowl­edge of rais­ing or­chids with ev­ery­one else,” said Mar­cum. (She and hus­band Larry joined the club to­gether.)

Monthly meet­ings con­sist of guest speak­ers, work­shops, or­chid con­tests, re­fresh­ments and gen­eral ca­ma­raderie.

But the main event is still the so­ci­ety’s an­nual or­chid show, this year held March 20-22 at S.W. King In­ter­me­di­ate School Ar­mory from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun­day.

The theme is “35th An­niver­sary & Still Grow­ing,” and the event fea­tures an abun­dance of or­chids on dis­play and for sale, ed­u­ca­tional ses­sions (in­clud­ing spe­cialty seminars on cat­t­leya and hon­o­hono or­chids) and more. Ad­mis­sion is free, but dona­tions are wel­come.

There’ll be some­thing for ev­ery­one at the show, the women af­firm.

“It’s a great thing for any­one who’s new at or­chids, to hear what ‘ex­perts’ have to say about them, and an­swer ques­tions and so forth,” Mar­cum said. “That’s prob­a­bly the great­est thing about the show.”

Hansink praises the big sale.

“You can buy or­chids for re­ally, re­ally good prices, noth­ing like what you’d spend for some­thing at (the store),” she af­firmed. She’s found or­chid plants for as lit­tle as $3 at the show.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the show and the club, visit wind­war­dorchid­so­ci­ety.org.

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