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
Our Next Event:
Thursday December 18, 2014
A Few of my Favorite Things
BCOS member Andy Braun will be speaking this month on “A Few of My
Favorite Things“ . The discussion will include “some of the plants I
grow and why. “ Andy will explore habitats of orchids and how they
interact with nature.
Andy has been growing orchids since 2005 when his wife, Gen, purchased
an orchid for an Easter Plant that year. He said to her ”If you are
going to kill one, I am too” and proceeded to the half price rack to
pick out an Oncidium Sharry Baby. That started a fascination with
orchids and a learning process that continues today. Andy is very
interested in species plants and how they interact with their
environment in nature. In 2011 he joined the student judging program
with the AOS at the Mid-Atlantic Judging Center in Philadelphia where
learning has taken on a whole new meaning.
Join us for what will prove to be a very informative and interesting
program. Andy has made a number of presentations in the past and his
unique style keeps his audience captivated as well as well-informed.
Andy will have some of his plants for sale at the meeting but will allow
other member sales as well.
Jan. 15, 2015 BCOS - Cookies and Culture: Everything you wanted to know
about orchids- ask the in-house experts. Oh yes, lots of cookies.
Churchville Nature Center, 7:30 pm
Feb 19 - Mark Werther - Orchid Exhibits.
Drawing from his twenty year background in designing and executing
orchid exhibits, Mark will show just about every type of exhibit. With
use of props, he will present an in-depth discussion of design
principles and will review "impact characteristics".