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The Annual weekend-long Friends of Brookside Gardens Orchid Show and Sale, 2018 that is also co-sponsored by the Rock Creek Orchid Club will take place at the Visitors Center at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD on Saturday, March 16 from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, March 17, from 10 AM - 3 PM. 
Participants will have the opportunity to consult with orchid experts, enjoy the vibrant displays, and purchase orchids either to add to their collections or to get a collection started from top area growers. Orchid Repotting service will also be available for a nominal fee.


How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom? 
Saturday March 16, 1 PM - 2.30 PM
Adult Classroom, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center
Instructor: Jason Gedeik, Brookside Gardens Staff. Cost $25, FOBG: $22
Course # 62582 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Registration opens Feb. 11, 2019)


Despite their exotic beauty and their popularity with skilled horticulture enthusiasts, not all orchids are demanding or difficult to grow.  Many orchids can be grown in average in-house conditions, including Phalaenopsis, and Cattleytonia.  This event is geared not only to experienced orchid growers but also to beginners who would like to learn to grow orchids.  The vendors at the sale will have a number of varieties suitable for novices interested in introducing orchids into their homes and can provide information on cultural requirements and a full range of orchid growing supplies. 

Orchids - Caring for Phalaenopsis
by Julia Horman

OMG, how do I take care of that Orchid that I received over the holidays?
HINT: Read the article and help is just a click away!!

ORCHID RAFFLE : Buy your raffle tickets and you may be one of the lucky winners of a beautiful orchid! 
In addition, orchid collectors will not be disappointed, as they will be able to choose from among several old favorites and new introductions. Enthusiasts who found themselves first bitten by the orchid “bug” at a previous FOBG Orchid Show and Sale will have the opportunity to expand their collections. 

ORCHID REPOTTING SERVICE (nominal fee) : Please limit to 3 pots per customer at a given time. If you have more than 3 plants you may go to the back of the line and get the next 3 plants repotted. This is done to give everyone a fair chance to get their plants repotted. 
The experts (please click on their names to read about them) who will help with the potting are:


SPECIAL DISPLAY: Rock Creek Orchid ClubFounded in 2007, the Rock Creek Orchid Club is an affiliated Club of the American Orchid Society. RCOC  will be displaying orchids, handing out information and helping educate the visitors on the variety and diversity of orchids. 

Proceeds from the Orchid Show sales will benefit the FOBG general fund, which supports the many valuable programs at Brookside Gardens. Please come and support Friends of Brookside Gardens!


Orchids: Amazing Adaptations - February 2 - April 28, 2019
Annual Joint Orchid Show with Smithsonian Gardens, USBG, Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery

Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington, DC

 Escape the winter cold and step into a floral oasis in the Kogod Courtyard with Orchids: Amazing Adaptations.The installation showcases how orchids have adapted to their many different environments, and can be found on every single continent except Antarctica. 

Maryland Orchid Society Spring Show: March 8-10, 2019
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD

Orchid Extravaganza : Now - March 24, 2019
Orchid House, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Connect with nature at its most serene during Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens. Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids. 

The Orchid Show: Singapore - February 23 - April. 28, 2019
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY
The 17th annual Orchid Show is a dazzling tribute to Singapore, the vibrant “City in a Garden” where these storied flowers are an integral part of the culture and landscape.