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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 17, 2014

Hey!  I've Grown That Orchid!
by Ed Weber

Ed's presentation is an exploration of the history of six of the most popular orchids available: Dendrobium nobile, Paphiopedilum Maudiae, Oncidium Sharry Baby, Blc Yellow Bird, Phalaenopsis Baldan's Kaleidoscope, and Blc. George King.   Along the way he will explore some orchid history, have some fun with trivia and a few quiz questions as well.

Ed is an American Orchid Society student judge, currently in his third year of training, based in the Mid-Atlantic judging center located in Philadelphia. He has been growing orchids since 1999 when upon his Grandmother's death he got custody of several orchids he had given her. He began researching them and was soon hooked. Within a year 12 plants became 120 and it only got worse from there. Initially he grew anything that was an orchid, but his favorites were always the mini-catts and other small plants. In 2003, Parkside Orchids introduced him to Pleurothallis tribuloides, his first miniature pleurothallid. After that, the focus of his collection quickly became pleurothallids and other plants that like it cool, dark and damp, an environment he created using a gardening shed located inside his garage. Currently he has over 500 mostly miniature orchids.

Ed is an active member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society (SEPOS) and the current president of the Greater Philadelphia Orchid Society (GPOS). His other hobbies;include seeing every cave in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as Mammoth Cave and Carlsbad Caverns, and riding long distance rail routes including the Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle and back, and the California Zephyr. Professionally, Ed is the CEO of Systeme Software, Inc. where he writes and maintains software used by insurance companies to manage their agents' licenses.