What’s Flowering in October

Members of the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) held their October Virtual Voting Competition. Overall their were 72 entries submitted by members. There were 19 entries in the Open, 18 in intermediate and Novice Section had the most entries – 35, making it hard for members to vote for their favourite orchid.

Here is a sample of the variety on show in October.

Open Section

Intermediate Section

Novice Section

See the full set of entries for October in the What’s Flowering month by month section on this website.

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Orch-Tober Virtual Vote Winners

Members of the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) held their October Virtual Voting Competition. Overall there were 72 entries submitted by members. There were 19 entries in the Open Section, 18 in Intermediate and the Novice Section had the most entries – 35, making it hard for members to vote for their favourite orchid.

And the winners are:

NOVICE: Tie between Dockrillia linguiformis and Sarcochilus falcatus [both grown by: J Derham]
INTERMEDIATE: Cym Gone West ‘Hatfield’ x Vogelsang ‘Eastbourne’ [Grower: S Craven]
OPEN: Cym Winter Fire ‘Frosty Tips’ [Grower: T Liston]

Congratulations to all winners and all members who entered!

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Another first for Southern Suburbs

The only good thing about Lockdown 6.0 in Melbourne is that it has given members of the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) an opportunity to create and photograph a virtual display stand of their orchids in their own homes, as part of the 2021 Annual Spring Show.

  • 72% of the members who entered SSOS’s second Virtual Spring Show, put together their display stands for fellow members to vote for the stand they thought was the best. It was a difficult decision, as the quality of the displays were excellent, but unfortunately there can only be three prizes awarded: First, Second and Third Place. So the winners are…

 

First Prize: Display Stand J – C. Trainor

Second Prize: Display Stand G – A&J Randle

Third Prize: Display Stand K – J Derham

CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

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What’s Flowering in August

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society members submitted 68 entries into the August Virtual Voting competition. Here are some examples of the entries, so that you get an idea of what is flowering in late Winter in and around inner southern Melbourne.

For a full list of the August entries, visit our What’s Flowering in August page.

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Our (Respected + Impressive) = August Winners

  • The August Member’s Virtual Voting Competition saw 68 entries over the three member sections and the winners this month are:

NOVICE:  Cymbidium Green[Grower: J Derham]
INTERMEDIATE: Oncidium Midnight Miracle Mask [Grower: L Bunning]
OPEN: Lc Blue angel ‘Executive’ [Grower: E Kelly]

Well done everyone!

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Wednesday Night Winners

Members of the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) met on Wednesday night, 7th July. Many interesting flowering orchids were benched and judged. Here are some of the winners from the competition.

Well done everyone!

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What’s in a Name?

Once upon a time an orchid club put on a virtual show which had a cast of wonderful orchids with some exotic and magical names, no doubt with many stories to tell, such as:

  • A modern day ‘take’ on an old ‘panto’ classic. How about: Snowflake and the Seven Orchids starring Doris, Vanda, Peggy Foo, Green Goblin, Sleepy Sarah, Aztec Tony and Hot Lips.
  • Or, a revamped children’s classic – Goldiana and the three Jennifer’s (Sarah Jean Jennifer’s) one in each club section, where one might seem too big, or too small and another might seem ‘just right’ .
  • Here, we have a Lavender Kiss happening between Uluru Dave and Hilda Rockstar.
  • And, what would Winston Churchill really think of the Pink Panther and Colmanara’s Jungle Monarch?
  • Interesting names. Interesting flowers. What stories they could tell.

View the full set of 59 entries in the July Virtual Voting competition in the SSOS What’s Flowering in July 2021 page.

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All Orchids | All Different

Here we have three examples of orchid, all very different and all stunning. They have all been grown by SSOS members and they are all flowering in July.

  • The July Member’s Virtual Voting Competition saw 59 entries over the three member sections and the winners this month are:

Member Section winners:

NOVICE: Gomesa radicans [Grower: T Hill]
INTERMEDIATE: Paphiopedilum Signature x Winston Churchill [Grower: L Bunning]
OPEN: Cattleya LC Blue Koran ‘Blue’ [Grower: E Kelly]

Well done everyone!

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Time to stock up

Never mind Dry July, for orchid extras, try July!

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) is running monthly face-to-face meetings. Why not come along and enjoy another great meeting together with our guest speaker for July:

  • Andrew Wagstaff from Orchid Extras will be at our meeting and selling all sorts of orchid extras from stakes and clips to pots and ferts.

The meeting will conclude with supper. Again contribution from members would be welcome. You are encouraged to bring purchased food.

When: Wednesday 7th July 2021, commencing at 8:00pm
Where: N.G. Wishart Hall, 964 Nepean Highway Moorabbin

See you all on Wednesday

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What’s Flowering in June

Here is a selection of the plants members voted for in Southern Suburbs Members-Only virtual voting competition in June, 2021.

Novice section

Intermediate section

Open section

  • View the complete list of entries for the Members-Only June Virtual Voting competition. This month there were 64 entries in the three member sections.

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