Come Visit Southern Suburbs Stand at the Melbourne Orchid Spectacular

As a member of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV), SSOS participates in their annual show, by having a dedicated stand of flowering orchids, representing our club.

  • This year OSCOV presents the Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular
  • Date: Friday 23rd- Sunday 25th August, 2019 (9 am – 4 pm each day)
    Venue: Boxhall Pavilion, KCC Park “Dog Park”, 655 Westernport Highway, Skye (Mel Ref: 128 J12)
    Entry: Adults $10 children U/15 FREE – Free parking (Food and drinks available)

Apart from seeing other OSCOV clubs and their stands there will be over 20 local and international vendors selling orchids, potting bark and accessories. Also included are potting demonstrations experts to answer your questions and an art show and photographic competition. Further information about this event is posted on the OSCOV website.

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What’s Flowering | August 2019

Orchids grow all year round so it is not difficult to find something flowering during every month of the year. At Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS), members grow a wide variety of orchids and seldom have difficulties finding something to bench each month. Here are some examples of what we exhibited in our monthly competition for judging in September 2019.

Our September benching highlights include:

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August Meeting | It’s all about the presentation

  • Our presentation will provide valuable information and give you some hints about preparing your plants for the upcoming shows, both OSCOV in August and our Spring Show in September.

Guest Speaker: Craig Trainor, SSOS Vice-President

When:  Wednesday 7th August, 2019 – 8.00 p.m. start
Where: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are included. Feel free to ‘bring a plate’.

  • This session is suitable for all orchid lovers and growers, from beginners through to experienced growers.

Early session: This is run by our erstwhile Show Marshal Craig Trainor. Bring along your questions and/or problem plants. This session will start at 7:30 p.m.

  • For regular members – Don’t forget to bring along your seedlings for the monthly recall

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

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Judges and Members Voting | July 2019

At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging.

  • SSOS allows its members to vote for their favourite plant on show at each monthly meeting as well.
  • On most occasions, what the “people” like is vastly different to what the Judges like, but occasionally everyone agrees!

July Winners:

Winner of Judges Vote was Paphiopedilum ‘Claudia’ 4n x ‘Los Osos’ and the Winner of the Popular vote, voted by members was Cymbidium Sarah Jean ‘Ice Cascade’.

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Winter Wonders | What’s Flowering in July

Orchids grow all year round so it is not difficult to find something flowering during every month of the year. At Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS), members grow a wide variety of orchids and seldom have difficulties finding something to bench each month. Here are some examples of what we exhibited in our monthly competition for judging in 2019.

Our July benching highlights include:

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Looking for Pots, Markers, Stakes and Ties? | Look No Further

  • Our presentation is Orchid equipment and related products

Guest Speaker: Andrew Wagstaff from Orchids Extra

When:  Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 – 8.00 p.m. start
Where: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are included. Feel free to ‘bring a plate’.

  • This session is suitable for all orchid lovers and growers, from beginners through to experienced growers.

Early session: This is run by our erstwhile Show Marshal Bob Harrison. Bring along your questions and/or problem plants. This session will start at 7:30 p.m.

  • For regular members – Don’t forget to bring along your seedlings for the monthly recall

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

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What the Judges Thought and What the Members Thought

At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging. There are three sections in which members can enter the competition which include:

Novice | Intermediate | Open

SSOS allows its members to vote for their favourite plant on show at each monthly meeting as well.

On most occasions, what the “people” like is vastly different to what the Judges like, but occasionally everyone agrees!

  • June Winners:

Winner of Judges Vote was Cattleya Lana Coryell ‘Alex L’ and the Popular Vote went to Monnierara Millenium Magic ‘Witchcraft’.

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What’s Flowering in June

Orchids grow all year round so it is not difficult to find something flowering during every month of the year. At Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS), members grow a wide variety of orchids and seldom have difficulties finding something to bench each month. June 2019.

Our June benching highlights include:

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Mon 10 Jun 2019 – Masdevallias

The following information about Masdevallias originates from Brian Milligan, entitled “Masdevallias Are Blooming” is from Orchids in Victoria, 2000. Milligan explains that “Masdevallias are popular because they make small, compact, easily managed pot-plants, a distinct advantage for those with limited growing space and a declining interest in repotting huge Cymbidium plants. A Masdevallia collection will provide an assortment of colourful blooms every day of the year. Some species flower only once a year, but others have a succession of flowers, while many hybrids flower several times throughout the year”.

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Time for Some Orchid Culture

  • Our presentation is ‘Orchid Culture’

Guest Speaker: Craig Miles from The Orchid Tray Company

When:  Wednesday 5th June, 2019 – 8.00 p.m. start
Where: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are included. Feel free to ‘bring a plate’.

  • This session is suitable for all orchid lovers and growers, from beginners through to experienced growers.

Early session: This is run by our erstwhile Show Marshal Bob Harrison. Bring along your questions and/or problem plants. This session will start at 7:30 p.m.

  • For regular members – Don’t forget to bring along your seedlings for the monthly recall

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

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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