Orchid Lovers Will Meet on October 17: Free Admission to Huntington Orchid Show

Mount Hood ‘Orchidglade’

The Malibu Orchid Society (MOS) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, in the Community Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz. The speaker will be Carol Klonowski, who will address “Unifoliate Cattleyas: Their History, Culture and Care.”

Klonowski will show some of her colorful unifoliate (single-leaf) species and major hybrids. She will then give a thorough explanation of the Cattleya labiata culture and how to grow these classic orchids.

Carol Klonowski

She has been growing orchids since the 1980’s when a friend in Berkeley, California gave her a Cattleya that bloomed out three big dark lavender flowers with an intoxicating fragrance.

That led her to build a greenhouse in her backyard to accommodate the plant – and that was the beginning of her fascination with orchids. A friend gave her a gift membership to the Orchid Society of California, and it has been a serious hobby and passion ever since.

Klonowski is President of the Orchid Society of California and is a fully accredited judge with the American Orchid Society, California Sierra Nevada Judging Center.

Newcomers are welcomed and invited to participate in the plant raffle. Light refreshments will be served.

Members of this orchid association are invited to volunteer in the Huntington Orchid Show, Thursday, October 19 to 22, at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Volunteers are needed to help run the Plant Hotel, answer questions at the Info Desk, and engage with the public to answer general orchid questions they may have.
To sign up: click here.

MOS President Birute Vileisis said that since MOS is setting up a display at the Huntington Orchid Show, that anyone who is a member, is entitled to free admission for one day (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday). BUT a reservation is required. The last day to sign up is Friday, October 13. Note: walk-ins will not be allowed.

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