May 2022 Newsletter



Wednesday May 11th, 2021 7:00 PM

Social and Culture Questions 6:30 PM

In Person and Zoom Meeting


Speaker:  Jeanne Rhinehart, The Native Orchid Preservation and Education Society

Topic: Building a Backyard Bog


Jeanne is a retired Ohio teacher with certification in Biology, General Science, Math and Computer Science and taught middle school, high school, and community college. She got her interest in orchids from my parents who were florists in Cincinnati. She has been an avid gardener and orchid grower. Both her and her husband Barry are members of various societies including Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society, Miami Valley Orchid Society, Native Orchid Preservation and Education Society, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the Nature Conservatory, Lloyds Library, Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association.

The talk is on “Building a Backyard Bog”. The process of developing our three bogs have been a trial-and-error experience. This presentation covers this process with diagrams and photos. It also includes plants for bogs both successes and failures.

Also anyone interested can visit our house May 15th from 1 to 5 pm to view the bogs and our other growing areas.  They live at 6222 Le Roy Pl, Cincinnati, Ohio




Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 882 5054 7427

Passcode: 899512



Orchid Fest will be held August 26-28, 2022 - We have a couple of amazing speakers lined up, Wonderful food trucks and there will be lots of orchids! Registration and volunteer sign ups will be available soon!



Mark your calendars for June 18th for our annual summer picnic and auction.  Get your extra plants ready and your checkbooks warmed up!  The event will be at the Dan Beard Council BSA, 10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241.  More details coming soon!




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