Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
October 4, 2018
Jeff Tyler – In Situ Orchids
“Orchid Foliage and More”
“I have always enjoyed growing plants. As a kid growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, I grew anything I could from cuttings, seeds, etc. At 16, while living for a short time in a rental home, my dad and I built a greenhouse. It was my first attempt at growing orchids and I failed miserably. But I was very good with tropical plants like Hoyas and begonias.
We then moved to a townhouse and I successfully grew African Violets under lights and joined the African Violet Society, followed by the Bonsai Society. This was a very fun time for me.
In 1988 I moved to Sacramento and my spouse and I purchased our first home. Spring 2003, I built a 10′ x 12′ greenhouse to try my hand at growing orchids again. In 2007 I
built a second one, 14′ x 20′. I had been bitten very hard by the orchid bug, and with patience, was successful this time. In 2013, I built a third. Plus, I now have 3 outdoor protected areas where I grow many types of orchids year round with no cooling (other than fans) or heat.
My average temps are 30° – 110°, with extremes occurring 10 – 12 days a year.
I belong to the Orchid Forum and the Sacramento Orchid Society and am very involved in both as a board member for both societies, Vice President for the Forum several times and a past President.
I’ve installed several AOS award-winning orchid garden displays for both societies. I currently grow 2000 different orchids. My main focus and passion are Bulbophyllum,
Australian Dendrobium and miniatures. I have great interest in Dendrochilum, plus anything strange and unusual from the orchid world.
I have garnered 50 AOS awards. I love orchids!”
Five years ago, Jeff’s hobby became a business. He sells orchids in his eBay store:
Facebook for Bulbophyllum Orchids: https://www.facebook.com/ BulbophyllumOrchids/
Facebook for In Situ Orchids: https://www.facebook.com/In- Situ-Orchids-1680703428849287/
JEFF TYLER will bring orchids for the RAFFLE table and have orchids for SALE.
- November 1, 2018: Neal Winslow – Dealing with an overgrown greenhouse.
- December 2018: Annual Christmas Party
- January 3, 2019: A Tour of the Orchid Society of Northern Nevada Website
- February 2019: Annual Orchid Show and Sale at Moana Nursery
- March 7, 2019: TBA
- April 4, 2019: TBA
- May 2019: TBA
- June 2019: TBA
- July 2019: Annual Picnic, Auction and Elections
- August 2019: Greenhouse Tour
- September 2019
- October 2019