Calendar of Events

September’s meeting will be held both in person and on Zoom. Meeting is 7 PM and the place is:

Lowry Conference Center
1061 Akron Way
Denver CO 80230

Interested members of the general public are welcome to attend up to two meetings before deciding whether to join the Denver Orchid Society.


The September meeting will be presented by Jason Fisheri and his presentation will be on:

The breeding history, flower types, and care for a very rewarding slipper
orchid to grow, the Paphiopedilum Maudiae complex.

Jason Fischer helps manage Orchids Limited in Plymouth, Minnesota USA with his father Jerry
Fischer. Orchids Ltd. opened in 1978. Orchids Ltd. is a mid-sized operation of 4 greenhouses with
15,000 square feet of growing space, a shade house, and laboratory located in Plymouth, MN.  
Jason has had a life-long education in orchids mainly from the opportunity to be raised in a family
orchid business.  Jason’s educational interests were strongly influenced by Japan. He studied the
Japanese language and culture for 6 years in high school and at the University of Minnesota. Jason
lived in Kyoto, Japan from 2001 to 2003, and upon return decided to import Japanese orchid species
and add a new niche to the business. 
Having worked for his father since the age of 5, Jason has learned the orchid world from the business
and hobbyists perspective.  He took interest in orchid hybridization and lab work around 14 years of
age, and first started breeding with phalaenopsis, which later on lead to paphs, phrags and
miscellaneous hybrids.
Jason enjoys photographing orchids in situ, and has photographed orchids in situ in Japan, North
America, Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia. His main interests include hybridizing Vanda
falcata varieties and Phragmipedium. He also has interests in overall culture and finding ways to
perfect growing of all genera of orchids.


Meeting General Information
The Denver Orchid Society meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, with the exception of a summer break in July and August. Our meetings include a short business discussion, an informal Show-and-Tell, an expert speaker orchid presentation, and the sale of orchid plants.


2022 Meeting Schedule

  • January — Daryl Venables : Tolumnias
  • February — Carol Beule : Sarcochilus
  • March — Eric Sauer : Maxillarias
  • April — Dave Sorokowsky: Multifloral Paphiopedilums
  • May — Harry Gallis MD : Dendrobium bigibbum hybrids
  • June — Marni Turkel : Dendrochillums
  • July — No Meeting
  • August — DOS Potluck and Plant Auction
  • September — Jason Fisheri : Paphiopedilum Maudiae complex.
  • October –– Ron Kaufmann : Rupicolous Orchids
  • November — Glen Decker: TBD
  • December  — TBD

 Pictures from our 2019 Spring Show


 Rocky Mountain Judging Center Sessions

2019 RMJC Schedule
General Information

Judging sessions are open to all orchid growers and are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Colorado Federation-Garden Clubs building, 1556 Emerson Street in Denver. Off-street parking is available. Centrally located just north of Colfax, this location is close to Denver Botanic Gardens. Everyone is welcome, so try to attend at least once. Bring your best plants and stay a while. It is a great educational experience.
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Typical Session

6:00 p.m. – Judges training
6:30 p.m. – Plant registration
7:00 p.m. – Judging begins (except during the DOS annual show in which case judging starts the morning before the show opens to the public.)