Welcome to Orchid Expo 2012 Show and Sale!

 

The Newport Harbor Orchid Society will host its 11th Annual Orchid Expo and Sale
on Friday, February 10, 2012 through Sunday, February 12, 2012, at theWestminster Mall, in Orange County California. The event is free and open to the public.

poster2012This year’s event, themed “Romancing The Orchid” will showcase thousands of orchids in bloom from all over the world.  Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants with over 35,000 known species and hybrids, and they grow in every part of the world.

ORCHID VENDORS – 2012

ANDY’S ORCHIDS
BEAUTI… FLORIST
CAL ORCHID
CASA DE LAS ORQUIDEAS
DESERT TO JUNGLE
FOREVER BLOOM
HATFIELD ORCHIDS
LICO ORCHIDS
MR FERTILIZER
NHA TRANG FLOWERS
NORITO and PETER LIN
ORCHIDS OF LOS OSOS
SANTA BARBARA ORCHID ESTATE
SUNSET VALLEY ORCHIDS
TAYAMA
THE ORCHID PLACE
THO’S ORCHIDS
TUYET’S ORCHIDS

SOCIETIES EXHIBIT

SOUTH COAST ORCHID SOCIETY
SO. CAL ORCHID SPECIES SOCIETY
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY
SOUTH BAY ORCHID SOCIETY
VIETNAMESE ORCHID SOCIETY
NEWPORT HARBOR ORCHID SOCIETY

Without having to leave Southern California, show goers will be dazzled by the diversity and beauty of the orchids to be displayed by professional growers, area orchid societies, and individual hobbyists.

A large sales area will feature expert commercial growers who will be offering unique species and hybrids for sale. There will also be two potting workshops designed specifically for new growers. An exhibit of orchid art by members of the Westminster Mall’s Kids Club will also be on exhibit during the show.

Judging of the plants will be conducted by accredited judges of the American Orchid Society and the Cymbidium Society of America as well as by local society members.

The two potting workshops are scheduled for Saturday, February 11, and Sunday,February 12. Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants for each class. To register send an e-mail providing your name and phone number to ndbenay@cox.net.

Founded in 1979, the Newport Harbor Orchid Society has over 150 participating members who reside in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside Counties.  The organization’s primary mission is to foster the culture, cultivation, and conservation of orchids and to educate its members and the public about orchids.  The society meets onthe third Tuesday of each month at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa, 1845 Park Avenue.  Guests and new members are welcome.

For more information: http://nhosinfo.org

The Westminster Mall located in Westminster, CA with easy access from the
405 Freeway and the Bolsa exit. Parking is free. The mall is fully handicap accessible.

The Orchid Expo and Sale hours are:
Friday, 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm, and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm.


Newport Harbor Orchid Expo 2012 Awards


Best of Show
Dendrobium speciosum ‘Golden Rain’
Exhibitor: Tuyet’s Orchids

 

Best in Class
(Awards to Individual Plants)

 

Cattleya Alliance
Laelia Santa Barbara Sunset
Exhibitor: Ha Bui

 

Standard Cymbidiums
Cym. Gattonense
Exhibitor: Vietnamese Orchid Society

 

Novelty/Miniature Cymbidiums
Cym. Bellisimo
Exhibitor: Ha Bui

 

Phalenopsis/Doritis
Not awarded

 

Vanda and Allied Genera
Angreacum Crestwood
Exhibitor: Renate Schmidt

 

Paphiopedilums and Associated Genera
Phragmepedium sedinii
Exhibitor: Joe Rupp

 

Dendrobiums
Den. speciosum ‘Golden Rain
Exhibitor: Tuyet’s Orchids

 

Oncidiums and Allied Genera
Oncidium onustum
Exhibitor: Nahid Khousam

 

Pleurothallid Alliance
Masd. Prince Charming
Exhibitor: Rick Wells

 

Other Genera
Pterostyllus curta
Exhibitor: Roberta Fox

 

Perpetual Awards

 

Paul Brecht Memorial for Best Specimen
Den. speciosum
Exhibitor: Vietnamese Orchid Society

 

Ron Capps Memorial for Best Paphiopedilum
Phragmepedium sedinii
Exhibitor: Joe Rupp

 

Pat Worthington Memorial for Best Culture Species
Pterostyllus curta
Exhibitor: Robert Fox

 

Rick Efker Memorial for Best Culture Hybrid (Given by the Mayor of Westminster)
Laelia Santa Barbara Sunset
Exhibitor: Ha Bui

 

Ann & Guy Gottschalk for Best Cymbidium
Cym. Gattonense
Exhibitor: Vietnamese Orchid Society

 

AOS and Orchid Digest Display Awards

 

AOS Display Show Trophy
Newport Harbor Orchid Society

 

Orchid Digest Display Trophy
Newport Harbor Orchid Society

 

Best Displays
(Ribbon Judging)

 

Commercial Display
First Place: Sunset Valley/Diamond
Second Place: Tuyet’s Orchids
Third Place: Cal Orchid

 

Society Display
First Place: South Coast Orchid Society
Second Place: Vietnamese Orchid Society
Third Place: Southern California Species Society

 

Hobbyist Display
First Place: Ha Bui