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 area and share expertise on how to grow orchids in a desert environment. If you are new to Phoenix or just interested in our club, you are welcome to attend a meeting as a guest.
 
We meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Room 12 at 3641 N 56 St, Phoenix, AZ 85018 at 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm.   
Directions: From Indian School Rd, go north on 56 St. Take the first right and park in the first parking lot you see. Go to room number 12,
 
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Visitors are always welcome !!
Our meetings are a lot of fun.  We have a great plant table where members display their blooming plants so you can see what is blooming in what part of the year so you can have a collection
 

 

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of plants that will have something blooming all the time.  We also have a raffle where you can pick up some plants to take home.  Many times our speakers bring plants to sell.  

 

For beginners and advanced growers, you can bring in plants that you have questions about to see what you may do to improve their health or blooming.  Questions are always welcome and the speakers are a wealth of experience and information.  Please come join us !

Speakers

             

       

         June 16,2022  Joe Portnoy - Vallarta Botanical Gardens overview

         July 21,2022  Members Appreciation Social with orchid giveaway                        and repotting demos

         August 18, 2022 Various growing environments by our members

              Photographing your orchids - Kevin Dubiel

         September 22, 2022 Linda Wilhelm (note change of date)

             Oncidium Intergenerics

         October 20, 2022 Dennis Olivas

         November17,2022 Auction

         December, 2022 Christmas Party

         January 19, 2023  Dan Neuman Hanging Gardens

         February 16, 2023 Kim Federsen, Fair Orchids -- Vandas

         March 16, 2023  Ross Hella Deerwood Orchids

         April 20, 2023 Art Chadwick Chadwick Orchids

         May, 18, 2023 TJ Hartung, from the Vallarta Botanical Gardens,                 Mexico

     

      See us on Facebook 

      www.facebook.com/DesertValleyOrchidSociety/

 

 

Shows and Special Events

 

Our ORCHID SHOW  is April 2-3, 2022 at

 

Berridge Nurseries

4647 E Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85018. 

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 10;00am-4:00 pm

Repotting and Care Demos at 12 & 2PM on Saturday and @ 2:00pm on Sunday

Free

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