Monthly Archives: April 2014

May 1st 2014 Newsletter

We meet at the Moana Landscape and Design Center at  7:00 PM
1100 West Moana Lane in Reno

Presidents Message: As OSNN continues to grow, we need to make changes to accommodate this growth. In addition to our three annual show and sales organized by Rosemarie Entsminger, we have outreach programs such as the one organized by Gisela Hymmen at Lenz Elementary School. We look forward to our next event on May 3-4 at Rail City Garden Center. Rosemarie has been challenged to publicize our event because we do not have a not-for-profit status. On July 12, we will join the Reno Rose Society for the annual Art Town arts event. Thanks to the Reno Rose Society, we will be able to showcase OSNN with an orchid display and brochures. The Rose Society is a not-for-profit and is therefore able to get location space and other benefits donated. Joanne Gerow is working hard to get that same benefit for OSNN so that we will not have limitations to what we can accomplish.

Wear Your Name Badge:
Please pick up and wear your name tag, that helps all of us to get to know each other faster, especially our new members in 2014. All name tags will be collected and entered in a special orchid raffle.

This Month Speaker:   Jeff Tyler

Bulbophyllum Orchids: Beautiful Bizarre Creatures how to grow them

My love affair with the Bulbophyllum orchid started at my first orchid show. I purchased what is probably the queen of all Bulbophyllums, B. Echinolabium. Since that time, I have become completely infatuated with them. It took almost three years for my B. Echinolabium to grow large enough to bloom.I joined the Sacramento Orchid Society shortly there after and soon met someone who has been a mentor, friend and fellow Bulbophyllum enthusiast, Howard Gunn whom I can’t thank enough for his kindness and generosity.My current collection consists of about 350 Bulbos., which I grow in two greenhouses dedicated almost exclusively to this one genus.Bulbophyllum is the largest genus in the orchid family, with 1805 species. This genus was first described by Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars in 1822The scientific name has been derived from the Latin word bulbus (bulb-like) and the Greek word phyllon (leaf), referring to the pseudobulbs on top of which the leaf is growing. ( pronounced: bulb-oh-fill-um).In this talk, I will introduce you to as many Bulbophyllums as time will allot and and tips on how I grow them. I suspect you may be shocked by what you will learn. I hope you enjoy my talk and please feel free to ask questions.

Dinner with the speaker will be at 5 pm

Bistro Napa (2nd floor of the Atlantis)

 Bringing a snack for our break time also earns a free raffle ticket.


Display and Sale Hours:

Sat. May 3   9 am to 5 pm

Sunday, May 4    9 am to 5 pm

Display and sale table set up will be on Fri May 2 from  2 to 5 pm.

PLEASE, bring your blooming plants on Friday afternoon.

Class schedule:

Sat. May 3   10 am   Orchids 101 (Sean)

Sat. May 3   1pm     Repotting (Joanne)   –WE NEED VOLUNTEER POTTERS!

Sun. May 4  11:30 am   Repotting (Joanne)–WE NEED VOLUNTEER POTTERS!

There will be a $5.00 per plant charge for repotting.

Please come sit with us awhile and help us sell and answer questions for a long as you can on any or all days that work for you!

Contact:  Rosemarie Entsminger 


 Do you have stuff for next month’s newsletter?  If so then contact Gisela before the 20th of the prior month.  Submissions may be edited for content.