Congratulations go out to the Traveling Show Team, under the direction of Sherry Cauley, for their display set up at the

                               Ft. Pierce Orchid Society Show on Saturday & Sunday October 10th & 11th. 

                               The VBOS display took the following Trophy's: American Orchid Society Show Trophy, Best Orchid Society Exhibit, Best in Theme,

                               Best Cattleya Alliance (Under 5") ( Ronnie Meeks), Best Cattleya (over 5") (Judy Wagner), Best Cypripedium Alliance (Stu


                               In  addition the following number of Show ribbons were won  by members plants placed in the display: Ronnie Meeks, 4 First

                               Place, 0ne Second Place, Stu Alexander, One Second and One Third Place, Sandy Abraham, One First, and Carolyn Green,

                               Two First Place and Three Third Place.

                               The Traveling Show Team consisted of the following Vero Beach Orchid Society Members; Sherry Cauley, Ronnie Meeks, Tammy

                               Meeks, Bud Ingersoll, Carolyn Green, Bob Green, Doug Mew, Judy Wagner, and Sandy Abraham.



Subject:  The Best Cattleyas of 2014

John graduated from the University of Florida as an agriculture major.  John worked in citrus management for Cassens Grove Service in the Indian River area for twelve years and then went to work for Rohm and Hass in agricultural sales for twelve years.  He then joined Ocean Spray Cranberries and retired after twenty years.

What started out as a small back yard business grew to more than 90,000 square feet of greenhouses.  Odom's, Inc. is one of the top retail shippers in  the United States.  Odom's Orchids has many types of orchids, but the Cattleya orchid is John's absolute favorite!

He has a lab and does many of his own crosses, always looking for that special flower that no one else owns!

For years John was involved in teaching beginners orchid classes and various talks at orchid societies, and garden clubs.  John enjoys orchids so much that he wanted to share knowledge with other growers; that started the annual Odom's Cattleya Synposium.  The Symposium is recognized as one of the premier events in the orchid world.  We are now in our fifth year.

John and Louise Odom are both Life Time Members of the Vero Beach Orchid Society.




At the Vero Beach Orchid Society we are dedicated to the continuing education of orchids and the sharing of our collective knowledge with the community. 


Through monthly meetings and great speakers, creating table displays at various show, and sharing everything you need to know to grow big beautiful orchids we try to help you every step of the way. Please join us at our next monthly meeting or sit in and see what a great group of orchid growers you will be getting to know and what a great time we have at our monthly meetings.