DCOS Members Meeting
October 12, 2021
Join us at 7:00 pm at the Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hanse Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ.
The meeting will start promptly at 7:30 pm and is open to members and non-members alike.
Speaker: Art Chadwick
Topic: "Large Flowered Cattleya Species"
Art holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State and an MBA from James Madison University. He founded Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc in 1989 with his father, who has been growing orchids since 1943. The Classic Cattleyas is widely considered to be the definitive book on large-flowered Cattleya species and was written by Art and his father. Martha Stewart favorably reviewed the now sold-out book and had both Chadwicks on her TV Show. A 2nd edition is planned.
Art has the distinction of naming Cattleya hybrids after the wives of the last five U.S. Presidents and personally presenting the flowers to most of the honored recipients. He has spoken at two World Orchid Conferences: France 2005 and Ecuador 2017 His popular orchid advice column appears each month in many newspapers around the country.
The Chadwicks operate 11 greenhouses in rural Powhatan County, a retail store in Richmond and board over 13,000 orchids for local clients. The company was recently featured in 'Southern Living' magazine, 'The New York Times', the 'Washington Post', CBS Sunday Morning, and 'O Magazine'.
NOTE: Art will be selling plants that the meeting