SOOS annual Orchid Show 2023

Free Demonstrations and Seminars

Date Time Speaker Topic
Feb. 11th, Saturday 2:30 pm Michael Hwang Demystifying the Culture of East Asian Cymbidiums with a Live Potting Demonstration
Learn how to grow Cymbidiums from Section Jensoa.
Michael has been researching these Orchids since 2005 and has developed a protocol for successfully growing them.
Date Time Speaker Topic
Feb. 12th, Sunday 12:00 noon Elena Chilova Choosing Orchid Growing Substrate
Learn how to select the right media for your new Orchid.
Winner of SOOS 2021 Grower of the Year Award. Elena has been an Orchid hobbyist for the last 18 years and has over 200 plants in her collection.
Feb. 12th, Sunday 1:00 pm Alexsi Antanaitis Imported Orchids – First Steps
A live demonstration on repotting (bare-rooted) Orchids.
Alexsi, a horticulturalist, has been growing orchids and houseplants for over 20 years.
Feb. 12th, Sunday 2:00 pm Synea Tan How to Grow Orchids in your House
Tips and tricks on successfully growing Orchids in your home.
Winner of the SOOS 2020 Grower of the Decade Award.Winner of the SOOS 2020 Grower of the Decade Award. In her 30 years of growing orchids, Synea has received 20 Quality Awards and 7 Cultural Awards from the AOS.
Feb. 12th, Sunday 3:00 pm John Barnes Flasking
An introduction to growing Orchids from seed.
John has been growing orchids for over 15 years and has flasked hundreds of crosses in the last 8 years for himself and many others across Canada.

Times and speakers subject to change without notice.

Feb 11th, Saturday 12:30pm

Speaker: Michael Hwang

Topic: Demystifying the Culture of East Asian Cymbidiums with a Live Potting Demonstration

Feb 12th, Sunday 12:00 noon

Speaker: Elena Chilova

Topic: Choosing Orchid Growing Substrate

Feb 12th, Sunday 1:00pm

Speaker: Alexsi Antanaitis

Topic: Imported Orchids – First Steps

Feb 12th, Sunday 2:00pm

Speaker: Synea Tan

Topic: How to Grow Orchids in your House

Feb 12th, Sunday 3:00pm

Speaker: John Barnes

Topic: Flasking

Times and speakers subject to change without notice.