SUPPORT OUR LOCAL MEMBER GROWER, MILLER'S TROPICALS Open House Sale June 18-19, 2022 10a-3p Mark your calendars!
Todd and Susie Miller have been growing orchids since 1991 and had their first greenhouse in Dallas, Texas. They had an opportunity to manage a mid-size nursery Miami, Florida and moved there. After 8 months, they decided to start their own business that was very successful for the following 12 years. Missing Texas, they found a location in Dripping Springs, Texas in 2007 and moved back to Texas.
The Millers have always been a strong supporting member of the Heart of Texas Orchid Society and have been a vendor at all our annual shows. While their greenhouse is no longer open for retail sales, they do bring plants for sale to Wimberly Market Days on the first Saturday of each month - Booth 348 (weather permitting). Their collection is quite spectacular and they will eagerly pass on their knowledge of the best care for each plant they offer for sale. In addition, they welcome folks 4 weekends a year to their greenhouse to purchase orchids and tropical plants. The next Open House Dates are June 18-19 from 10-3 each day. You can find more information (address, map & phone number) on their website at www.millerstropicals.com.
To keep up with the latest happenings, follow @millerstropicals on Instagram.
SHARE YOUR ORCHID PHOTOS WITH US! Follow us on Instagram @heartoftxorchids
We have an Instagram account and we would like to share your orchid photos with other orchid lovers! It's easy! Just email your photos to: email@example.com and we will post them for all to enjoy. It's a great way to reach potential members and guests to our our events. Naturally you are invited to follow us on Instagram to view the photos @heartoftxorchids.
Den. aggregatum grown by HOTOS president, Monica Gaylord.
News & Announcements Mark your calendars for upcoming events.
HOTOS is currently conducting its meeting both in person and virtually via Zoom. Members are notified of login information via email. If you are interested in joining any of our meetings that are open to the public, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for login information.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7pm - Hybrid Meeting! The Zilker Garden Meeting Space has been re-opened so the May Meeting will be held there and we will also provide a virtual meeting through Zoom for those who prefer to do so. The Zoom link is provided in the member email.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7pm -Another Hybrid Meeting_ Guest Speaker is Philip Hamilton of Bredren Orchids who grows and hybridizes Novelty Phals. The Zoom link is provided in the member email.
Alamo Judging Center Resumes Meetings indoors at the Schertz Library
The Alamo Judging Center (AJC) is once again meeting at the Schertz library. Their meetings are usually on the first Sunday of the month (see schedule on the Events page). Members who wish to have their orchids judged and cannot make the AJC meeting may contact Alison Gallaway or Stephen Van Kampen-Lewis in advance to make arrangements to get your orchids to the meeting. Hope you will consider entering your eligible orchids.
Austin Area Garden Council - Zilker Botanical Garden
The Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC) is a non-profit organization composed of 31 clubs and approximately 1500 members, including the Heart of Texas Orchid Society and its members. The purpose of the organization is to "promote the education of citizens in the art of gardening for the beautification of homes and countryside". Marianne Perez is our club representative, attends AAGC meetings and keeps us informed of their activities. They promote and support all the club members' activities and events. Feel free to visit the AAGC website for additional information. https://zilkergarden.org/index.html
2022 HOTOS Board of Directors President - Monica Gaylord 1st Vice President (Programs) - Pat Pingleton 2nd Vice President (Social Media) - Emily Pace Secretary - Rose McCorkle Treasurer - Alison Gallaway Librarian and Historian - John Strickland Members At Large (2) Bea Buchanan & Kim Strickland Past President - Pat Pingleton