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Welcome to the Website of the
Bucks County Orchid Society

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The Bucks County Orchid Society (BCOS) is a small group of orchid enthusiasts that meet ten times a year in southeast PA to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge about orchid growing.  Our membership includes beginners, experienced hobbyists, commercial growers, and AOS judges, who grow their orchids on windowsills, under lights and in greenhouses.   Many bring in blooming plants for the show table.   Most meetings feature a knowledgeable speaker and a plant raffle. 

We are an affiliate of the American Orchid Society (AOS), participate in native orchid conservation projects, and coordinate our activities with other regional AOS affiliates.

Meetings are open to the public, and are held on the third Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 7:30pm, at the Churchville Nature Center, Churchville PA (click on link below for directions).


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Our Next Event:
Thursday April 16, 2015

Dr. David Rosenfield

Growing for perfection: Secrets shared to help garner cultural awards.

David Rosenfeld is the recently retired Clinical Professor of Pediatric Radiology at the Rutgers Medical School. David and his wife, Joan, have been growing orchids for 35 years. They have a varied collection with approximately 1500 plants in a 700 square foot warm and intermediate greenhouse.

David’s interest began with a visit to Longwood Gardens. Initially he grew plants under lights in the basement before building his first greenhouse. Joan then opened a small orchid business in the 1980’s, which was called “Exclusively Orchids”. After many years, the business was terminated to spend more time with the grandchildren. David’s favorite geneus is miltoniopsis. He also enjoys the challenge of growing difficult and unusual species to perfection. The Rosenfeld’s have received 62 AOS awards, including 20 cultural awards and 17 miltoniopsis awards.

Dr Rosenfeld’s talk is much like his article in April, 2013 ORCHIDS. The Title is GROWING FOR PERFECTION: SECRETS SHARED TO HELP GARNER CULTURAL AWARDS. The talk will include the plant selection and cultural advice on how to grow a specimen plant. Addition information will be provided on how to evaluate whether your plant has reached specimen size and might be special enough to receive a CCM/CCE. Further advice will be provided on the optimal way to prepare your orchid so that it presents itself in the most appealing manner. Lastly he will discuss where and how plants are judged for cultural awards.


Upcoming, Nearby Events:


A unique orchid buying opportunity will take place on May 2 at the Princeton Senior Resource Center from 1 to 4  PM ,  when the Central Jersey Orchid Society holds its annual auction.  Society president and auctioneer, Dr. David Rosenfeld will describe each plant for sale as well as the conditions needed to make it thrive.  All are welcome – from novice to experienced grower.

The orchids being auctioned will come from all over the world.  Many will be clones or divisions of awarded orchids while others will be hybrids.  There will be orchids in bloom, bud, or smaller ones needing to grow up.  The proceeds from the auction will go to paying for the programming and speakers fees at the monthly meetings of the Central Jersey Orchid Society.  Those meetings are held at 7:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month (September through June) at the Johnson Education Center (D & R Greenway Land Trust), 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, New Jersey.  All are invited to attend the meetings. 

For more information please call Dr. and Joan Rosenfeld at 609-466-4420 or visit the website at