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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June is Bursting Out in Flower

June is bursting out in flower
All over our backyards in the chill
Buds are bursting out of orchids
And the voting has been awarded
To every winning club member’s thrill!

[With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical lyrics from Carousel’s June is Busting Out All Over]

  • The June Member’s Virtual Voting Competition saw 64 entries over the three member categories and the winners this month are:

 

NOVICE: Stenoglottis longifolia – [Grower: S Hill]
INTERMEDIATE: Laelia Cattleya angel Heart ‘Pink Cloud’ – [Grower: L Bunning]
OPEN: Rlc Mount Isa ‘Jean’ x Glenn Maidment ‘Southern Cross’ – [Grower: C Trainor]

Well done everyone!

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SSOS Autumn Show Champions

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) held its annual Autumn Show at the Wishart Hall on Wednesday 5th May, 2021.  There was a great variety of flowering orchids on display and the winners in the show categories are:

To find out more about our monthly meetings, see our About page.

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It’s May and Fifty-One Entries Are Here on Display

“In the very merry month of May,
Our members logged on to play,
The monthly virtual vote.
The winners aren’t on the ‘Tote.
and the 51 entries are here on display.”

NOVICE SECTION

INTERMEDIATE SECTION

OPEN SECTION

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All Grown in Melbourne’s Very Merry Month of May

The May Member’s Virtual Voting competition saw 51 entries over the three member categories and the winners this month are:

OPEN:  – Dendrobium hybrid Mousmee x trysiflorum [Grower: H Aberl]
INTERMEDIATE:  –Potinara cattleya ‘Burana Beauty’ [Grower: S Craven]
NOVICE: –  Cattleya (Seagulls Royal Flush x Intermedia) x Vaupes Sunrise x Lynn Spencer [Grower: M Fraraccio]

Well done everyone!

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All you ever wanted to know about cymbidiums

Dendrochilum uncatum 'Bentleigh'

Dendrochilum uncatum ‘Bentleigh’

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

  • Terry Poulton – who is one of the leading growers of cymbidiums in Victoria and will surely have a wonderful and entertaining presentation for us. Terry can also provide great growing tips to improve your flowering cymbidium collections.

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

  • This will also be our Autumn Show with additional prizes and Show sashes to be won.

When: Wednesday 5th May 2021, (7:30pm Early session) 8:00pm Main Presentation
Where: N.G. Wishart Hall, 964 Nepean Highway Moorabbin

  • We congratulate Herbert Aberl for being awarded a Club Cultural Certificate by the judges for his wonderful specimen of Dendrobium uncatum ‘Bentleigh’ (see image above), benched at our April monthly meeting. Well done Herbert!

See you all on Wednesday

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