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About
The Desert Valley Orchid Society (DVOS) exists as a group where orchid lovers can meet to share experiences, tips, and guidance about growing orchids. We are in the Phoenix, Arizona. Come join us.

Become a member here!

Our Google Event Calendar

Join our Facebook Group for discussions here.   


Meetings
We meet most months on the 3rd Thursday at:
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018, on the NE corner of 56th St. and Indian School Rd.
6:00 PM to 6:45pm New Member welcome Q&A & Social
6:45 -8:30 P
M for guest speaker, blooming orchids and orchid raffle. 
Check the Speakers list below.

Visitors are always welcome.Our meetings are a lot of fun. We talk about how to grow plants, and have Q&A. We have a great plant table where members display their blooming plants. Plus, we also have a raffle where you can pick up some plants to take home. Many of our speakers bring plants to sell. S​peakers are a wealth of experience and information.  Please come join us!

2024 Schedule of Meetings

 

         May 16:   Manny Aybar Dendrobiums

             May AOS Orchid Judging event starts at 2pm

          June  20: Karla Velasco, Tolumnias

          July 18     Orchid Care

          August 15  Orchid Care

          September 19  Peter Lin

              Sept. AOS Orchid Judging event starts at 2pm

          October  17  Tom Mirenda

              Oct. AOS Orchid Judging event starts at 2pm

         November Orchid Sale

              Nov. AOS Orchid Judging event starts at 10am

December  Christmas party

           January 16, 2925 David Edgley

           February  20 Jay Balchan

          

Event location:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church - Room 12

3641 N. 56th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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        Fill out our Digital Membership form or the printable form here.     

      We are affiliated with the Orchid Digest & the American Orchid Society

 

Shows and Special Events - Free

DVOS AOS Judged ORCHID SHOW is scheduled for:

April 5 & 6, 2025

Berridge Nurseries

4647 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018

Saturday 9AM-5PM

AOS Judging on Saturday at 10am

Sunday 10AM-4PM

See the 2024 Show Announcement on YouTube here!

The Tucson Orchid Society Show AOS judged show

"Fiesta de las Flores" is scheduled for:

March 1 & 2, 2025

Mesquite Valley Growers Nursery

8005 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710

Tips For Beginners

If you are having difficulties with pests (mealy bug, aphids, scale or mites) on your plants try this homemade solution:

 

In one gallon of water mix:  1 pint of Isoprophy alcohol + 1 pint of Formula 409 + a few drops of dish soap.  Mix and spray.

 

 

​For more information about the Desert Valley Orchid Society - email DesertValleyOrchid@gmail.com

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