Orchids were once the expensive interest of the wealthy, but today orchids are within reach of all. Their incredible beauty and diversity captivate people of every walk of life. If you have not grown orchids, you are missing one of natures’s finest offerings.
Kalamazoo Dunes Orchid Society — Please Join Us

The Kalamazoo Dunes Orchid Society is a group of orchid enthusiasts who offer comradery and encouragement to all orchid growers.

The society generally meets the first Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. from September through May. Meetings are held in Bronson Athletic Club, conference room #2. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

June 26, 2016
arrive 2 p.m.
lunch at 3 p.m.

Summer Potluck Picnic and Auction
at Letty's Farm

Check your newsletter for details

Sept 11, 2016

Natt’s Orchids will present on Vandaceous orchids

They will bring plants for sale.

Sept 23-25, 2016

Chicagoland's OrchidFest

Oct 2, 2016

Dick Wells of Hilltop Orchids will present on Phalaenopsis

He will bring plants for sale

Oct 8, 2016
2 p.m.


All State Orchid Societies Meeting

Carlos Fighetti, Past President AOS, Present President of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance, will give a overview on “Phalaenopsis Species

Presbyterian Church of Okemos
2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, MI

For more info contact Jack Shumaker at 810-265-8117  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Every one Welcome


Remove Snails, Centipedes, Etc. from Your Orchids Without Poison

by Charlene Ruble

sliced potatoSlice a raw potato. Place the slice on top of the medium your orchid is growing in. After two hours or a little longer, lift up the potato slice and look on the bottom of it. You may find snails, centipedes and other small critters on the potato. (Baby snails do not have shells and may look like tiny pieces of jelly.) Remove and discard the potato slice, and they are no longer in your orchid container. Repeat. This is a safe way to remove unwanted critters from your orchids.

Note: If you leave the potato slice on the medium too long, the critters will be gone, back into the potting medium.