A Beauty | We All Agree

The Judges Vote | The Popular Vote

At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging. We also allow our 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! and at the first meeting for 2018, the voting was unanimous in both categories and this beautiful flowering Stanhopea tigrina won the Best in Open Section, the Judges, Vote and the Popular Vote. Well done Herbert!
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Orchid of the Month | Stanhopeas

There are over 45 species of the genus Stanhopea found in widely diverse climates within their range from Mexico. South Central America and many South American countries However, you can also grow them in Australia.  Commonly grown species include Stanhopea oculata, S. inodora and S. tigrina, including its variety nigroviolacea (often known as S. nigroviolacea), and S. wardii.

Learn more about these orchids and their culture on our Stanhopea Orchid Care page.

See more images in our Stanhopea photo gallery.

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Welcome to the SSOS First Meeting for 2018

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, (SSOS) holds regular monthly meetings which includes guest speakers who discuss various topics relating to orchids and orchid culture.

  • To open the SSOS meeting schedule for 2018 we are proud to announce that our first speaker for the year is Geoff Bailey who will focus on “Growing for Show”, where he will explore how species plants are found in the wild and how they are then line-bred to develop show quality plants.
  • Geoff will also outline some of the plant names to look for when buying plants and how they will look.
  • He also hopes to bring along some plants for sale; so members will have a chance to add to their collection.

Geoff is also a well-known grower of cymbidiums and other mixed orchid genera. He is a member of the OSCOV Judging Panel and serves on the OSCOV Executive and Show committees, as well as The Cymbidium Society of Victoria (COSV) committee. He is the director of The Melbourne Cymbidium Orchid Festival held in September each year.

  • In March 2017, Geoff was Velardi Memorial speaker at the 42nd Annual International Orchid Society  Cymbidium Congress in the US, hosted by the Cymbidium Society of America.
  • Geoff has many years of experience in the orchid industry. He is the recently retired publisher and editor of The Australian Cymbidium Scene magazine in Melbourne, Australia. Geoff will provide us with an update within the cymbidium and orchid scene in Melbourne.

Event details: When:  Wednesday 6th February, 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 Cymbidium seedling for the monthly recall of Sarc. Elise ‘Babylon’ x Fitzhart ‘Sunset’ and Cymbid. erythraeum

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

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What’s On in 2018

Here are some of our regular and special events that the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) will be celebrating in 2018.  If you are interested in attending, keep these dates and events in your diary or calendar so that you will not be disappointed. For further information, see our Events page.

Our Monthly Members Meetings:  are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month commencing at 8.00 pm (early session 7.30 pm) – (except January).

  • Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

Advance notice for our first meeting for 2018

Monthly Members Meeting | Wednesday 7th February 8.00 pm (early session 7.30 pm)

  • Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

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A Dose of Spring Fever – Champions of SSOS Spring Show

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) hosted its Annual Spring Show on September 16-17, 2017, showcasing all things orchid, including our Champion orchid displays as well as plants and orchid accessory items for sale.

  • For an example of club winning plants, visit our page celebrating our 2017 Spring Show Champions.
  • Looking forward to doing it all over again this year.

To keep informed about our Spring Show dates for 2018 – bookmark our website, follow our blog; or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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To Experience the Beauty of Orchids

As a member of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV), the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) participated in OSCOV’s 24th Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular  – “Experience the Beauty of Orchids“, which was held from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August, 2017 at the Boxhall Pavilion, KCC Park, 655 Westernport Highway, Skye.

Below: SSOS won two prizes and a Champion prize for Cymbidium Sarah Jean ‘Jennifer’. These included:

Champion Cymbidium – Small Flower – Hybrid (Non-commercial),

1st Prize – Small Cymbidium Flower – Hybrid Pure Colour Type; and

1st Prize Small Cymbidium Flower – Hybrid Specimen (min 6 interflorescences)

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Champion Cymbidium Sarah Jean ‘Jennifer’

Congratulations go to our winning and successful grower and member Tess.

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Vox Pop or the Judges – Who is Right?

At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging by a panel of accredited OSCOV judges. 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. This is an informal and fun competition on the night where the vox populi (voice of the people) aka vox pop decide who they think is the winner for the night.

  • On most occasions, the vox pop decision is vastly different to what the Judges like, but by the last meeting of the year everyone agreed!
  • Could it have been due to tips and advice provided by the guest speaker for the night – Barry Larkin (an accredited OSCOV judge) whose topic was “What Judges Look For”, or was it just a coincidence? – You be the judge!

See the SSOS monthly winners for 2017 on the Judges Vs People 2017 page.

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Three Cheers for the 2017 Three Club Event Winner

One of the highlights of the 2017 calendar for three south-eastern Melbourne orchid growing clubs was the annual Three Club Invitational Challenge which is held between Mornington Peninsula Orchid Society (MPOS), Dandenong & District Orchid Club (DDOC) and Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS).

On Wednesday 3rd May, 2017, SSOS hosted the Three Club Invitational Challenge, to which the ‘Away’ Clubs sent a strong contingent of members and wonderful flowering orchids which added to the vibe and success for the night.

The judges were extremely complimentary about the event and praised everyone for the immense efforts which went into this fabulous one-night event.

  • Below is the Champion Orchid of the Show, Champion Any Other Species, and  Champion Orchid by an Open Grower – Prosthecea cochleata (MPOS – S&M Early)

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    Prosthechea Cochleata Champion Orchid of the Three Club Invitational Challenge 2017

Further photos of category winners and flowering orchids are located on Three Club Invitational Challenge 2017 page.  See also our Trophies and Awards page.

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Winners Are Grinners

During 2017, Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) celebrated its 25th Anniversary with many events, successes and awards and extend gratitude to those who won Club Awards, Annual Trophies, Cultural Certificates of Merit and Medals for well-deserved service.

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Simply having a wonderful Christmas Time

Normally SSOS says before each monthly meeting to ‘Bring a Friend – Bring Many’ but when it comes to our End of Year/Christmas dinner this became ‘Bring a Plate – Bring Many’ and undoubtedly we did.

The December meeting was celebrated with style and enthusiasm on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 at the N.G. Wishart Hall in Moorabbin.

  • The night commenced with pre-dinner drinks and nibbles, before members and their guests enjoyed a memorable feast which included roast lamb and chicken, ham, roast vegetables and potatoes, sumptuous salads, bread sticks, antipasto and stuffed eggs.
  • The dessert menu included perennial favourites such as cheesecake, banana cake and chocolate goodies.

orchid, orchids, cymbidium, south east Melbourne, Melbourne, orchid clubs, orchid societies, OSCOV, orchid photos, orchid care, orchid pictures, orchid images, orchid shows, orchid newsletters, orchids on Facebook, orchids of Twitter, Moorabbin, Bentleigh, Brighton, Hampton, Sandringham, Black Rock, Beaumaris, Bayside Council, Bayside district, Kingston, Bayside Melbourne, SE Suburbs, Parkdale, Mordialloc, Carnegie, Cheltenham, McKinnon, Highett, Oakleigh, Clarinda, Heatherton, Clayton, Dingley, Elsternwick, Caulfield, Ormond, Glenhuntley, Murrumbeena,The SSOS Committee wish to thank its members for their contributions towards the dinner, presents and offerings which were incorporated into the raffle prize hampers for the night. We extend to all members and their families best wishes for a restful, enjoyable and rewarding Christmas holiday season. Look after your plants and remember that our next meeting after Christmas is:

When:  Wednesday 7th February, 2018, 8.00 p.m. start (early session 7.30 p.m.)
Where: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

Bring a friend – bring many!

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