Winners of the October Virtual Voting Competition

There were 44 entries to choose from when members placed their votes in the October virtual voting competition. There were 19 entries in Novice, 15 in Intermediate and 10 in the Open Section. The winners are:

  • Novice Section: Zygopetalum Kiwi Choice [Grower: J Derham]
  • Intermediate Section: Dendrobium Sweetheart  [Grower: L Bunning] and
  •  Open Section: Cattleya Intermedia Aquinii [Grower: E Kelly]

Congratulations to all!

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Winners of the September Virtual Voting Competition

There were 65 entries to choose from when members placed their votes in the September virtual voting competition. There were 25 entries in Novice, 15 in Intermediate and 25 in the Open Section. The winners are:

  • Novice Section: Coelogyne Unchained Melody [Grower: H Jeffery]
  • Intermediate Section: Cymbidium Gold ‘Devon’ x Mem ‘John Harris’  [Grower: M Caruana] and
  •  Dendrochilum tenellum [Grower: H Aberl]

Congratulations to all!

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How to Make an AGM Enjoyable

Our October meeting will be held on Wednesday, 5th October, 2022

Although it is our Annual General Meeting (AGM), we know how to make it exciting and ensure our members and potential new members have a great night. After the AGM (we keep it quick and simple), we know how to enliven the meeting.

  • We hold an in-house auction for our members, to purchase some interesting, versatile and different orchids, which can both challenge and enhance existing collections.
  • For those who wish to donate plants for the auction, please ensure that they are of a high quality and standard and of a named variety of orchid (i.e. no ‘unknowns’)
  • Both credit card and cash sales are welcome!

When:  Wednesday 5th October, 2022– 7.30 p.m. start
Where: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

  • Visitors and interested guests are always welcome, so remember to bring a friend – bring many!

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Winners of the August Virtual Voting Competition

There were 69 entries to choose from when members placed their votes in the August virtual voting competition. There were 30 entries in the Novice Section, 15 in Intermediate and 24 in the Open Section. The winners are:

  • Novice Section: Cymbidium Foxfire Mini Lyric [Grower: S Hill]
  • Intermediate Section: Dendrobium Tathra ‘White Glow’ AM/AOC x Brimbank Gold ‘Joey’, [Grower: M Caruana] and
  • Cymbidium Dural Snow ‘Purity’ [Grower: C Scerri]

Congratulations to all!

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Your Personal Invitation to Our Spring Show

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Annual Spring Show is coming up and you can’t afford to miss this special event.

Saturday 17th September – Sunday 18th September, 2022

Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway (cnr. Exley Drive) Moorabbin (Mel: 77/D6) – Ample free car parking close by.

  • Public transport: short walk from Moorabbin Railway Station (Frankston line)
  • Public Bus services to/from Moorabbin Train Station: 811/812 (Dandenong-Brighton), 823 (North Brighton-Southland via Moorabbin), 824 (Moorabbin-Keysborough via Clayton), and the 825 (Moorabbin-Southland via Black Rock & Mentone).

Entry admission: ONLY $5.00

 

  • Australian and Exotic Orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Credit card facilities available
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Wheelchair access available.

See you there

Download our 2022 SSOS Spring Show Flyer (PDF 339 KB)

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What’s Growing in July

There were 67 entries in the July Virtual Voting Competition. Novice Section had the most entries – 27. Intermediate Section had 20 entries and Open Section also had 20 entries. Despite the cold weather and occasional frosts, the cymbidiums are starting to bloom, along with other wonderful orchid varieties.

Here are some examples of what members exhibited grew in July.

For the full list, see our What’s Growing in July page.

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July Members Virtual Voting Competition | Winners

There were 67 entries in the July Virtual Voting Competition. Novice Section had the most entries – 27. Intermediate Section had 20 entries and Open Section also had 20 entries. SSOS members voted for their favourite flowering orchids and the winners for July 2022 are:

Novice Section: Cymbidium Strathdon ‘Cooksbridge Fantasy’ [Grower: J Derham]
Intermediate Section: Masdevallia Ada’s Delight ‘Kelly’ x Funky Leopard ‘Beenak’ [Grower: M Caruana] and
Open Section: Blc Hawaiian Wedding Song ‘Virgin’ x Blc Good News No.1 [Grower: E Kelly]

Congratulations to all!

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What’s Flowering in June

There were 46 entries in the June Virtual Voting Competition. Novice section had the most entries – 20. Intermediate Section had 14 entries and Open Section had 12 entries. Here is a sample of what was shown:

See the full list of entries in our What’s Flowering in June page.

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Judges Votes – June SSOS Meeting

SSOS held its June Meeting on Wednesday 1st June, 2022. The following are the winners from the Judges Results.

 Judges Vote, Best in Open and Laeliinae Species

Cattleya Percivalliana ‘Summit’ - Grower: C&G Trainor

Cattleya Percivalliana ‘Summit’ – Grower: C&G Trainor

Cattleya Percivalliana ‘Summit’ – Grower: C&G Trainor

Club Cultural Certificate and Winner Cymbidium Species

Cymbidium dayanum – Grower: C Scerri

Cymbidium dayanum – Grower: C Scerri

Cymbidium dayanum – Grower: C Scerri

Best in Intermediate and Any Other Hybrid

Npp Memoria Jimmy Little ‘Pop’ x Kiwi Choice ‘Florafest’ – Grower: L Bunning

Npp Memoria Jimmy Little ‘Pop’ x Kiwi Choice ‘Florafest’ – Grower: L Bunning

Npp Memoria Jimmy Little ‘Pop’ x Kiwi Choice ‘Florafest’ – Grower: L Bunning

Best in Novice and Oncidiinae Large

Miltassia Charles M Fitch – Grower: V Hayes

Miltassia Charles M Fitch – Grower: V Hayes

Miltassia Charles M Fitch – Grower: V Hayes

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June Member’s Virtual Voting Competition – Winners

There were 46 entries in the June Virtual Voting Competition. Novice Section had the most entries – 20. Intermediate Section had 14 entries and Open Section had 12 entries. SSOS members voted for their favourite flowering orchids and the winners for June 2022 are:

Novice Section: Coelogyne mossiae [Grower: V Hayes]
Intermediate Section: Masdevallia Dazzler ‘Ruth’ [Grower: S Craven] and
Open Section: A two-way tie between Cattleya Dal’s Tradition ‘Wow’ and Paphiopedilum Gold Dollar both grown by C Trainor.

Congratulations to all!

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