SSOS September Success

The results from the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Popular Vote and Judges Vote from our September meeting are:

Judges Vote: Lycaste Hanase x Shoalhaven. This has since received an HCC OSCOV award and is now known as Hanamikuuji ‘Hanna Hudson’. Congratulations go to our President for this winning plant.

The Popular Vote went to Dendrobium nugentii

Other monthly winners can be viewed on our 2018 Judges vs People page.

  • Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th November, 2018 – 8.00 p.m. start at the  N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

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.

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Orchid of the Month | Dendrobium speciosum

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Dendrobium speciousum

There are more than 1600 species of Dendrobium which makes it the second largest genus in the orchid family. Dendrobiums are found throughout India, S.E Asia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Pacific Island, New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. They are mostly epiphytic and sometimes lithophytic.

D. Speciosum or “Rock Lily” is distributed from north-eastern Victoria to far north Cape York Peninsula and is probably Australia’s most widely distributed orchid. Speciosums are found growing on trees a an epiphyte or as a lithophyte on rocks. they have large tapered pseudo-bulbs up to 1 metre.

  • Their range covers a number of habitats from coastal lowlands to high in the mountains and in some areas they extend to inland.
  • They grow high in the canopy of the forest on trees or on rocks in gorges or cliff faces.
  • They often grow into large clumps. The racemes carry numerous fragrant flowers that range from cream to yellow and a large plant in flower makes an impressive display.

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

  • See more images in our Dendrobium photo gallery.

For further information about orchid care at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) or membership enquiries, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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How to Make an Annual General Meeting Exciting

Our October meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3rd October

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.
  • Strictly cash only.

When:  Wednesday 3rd October, 2018 – 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’.

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 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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Which Orchid Will Win?

…Paphiopedilum Champion

Find out at the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show which will be held this weekend.

Date: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September, 2018 (10am – 4pm daily)

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 $3.00

  • Australian and Exotic Orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

 

 

 

 

Download our  SSOS Annual Spring Show Flyer 2018 (PDF 383 KB)

 

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Which Orchid Will Win?

…Champion Masdevallia

Find out at the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show which will be held this weekend.

Date: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September, 2018 (10am – 4pm daily)

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 $3.00

  • Australian and Exotic Orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

 

 

 

 

Download our  SSOS Annual Spring Show Flyer 2018 (PDF 383 KB)

 

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Which Orchid Will Win?

…Champion Laeliinae Alliance

Find out at the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show which will be held this weekend.

Date: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September, 2018 (10am – 4pm daily)

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 $3.00

  • Australian and Exotic Orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

 

 

 

 

Download our  SSOS Annual Spring Show Flyer 2018 (PDF 383 KB)

 

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Which Orchid Will Win?

…Champion Cymbidium

Find out at the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show which will be held this weekend.

Date: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September, 2018 (10am – 4pm daily)

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 $3.00

  • Australian and Exotic Orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

 

 

 

 

Download our  SSOS Annual Spring Show Flyer 2018 (PDF 383 KB)

 

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Which Orchid Will Win?

…the Champion Dendrobium prize.

Find out at the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show which will be held this weekend.

Date: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September, 2018 (10am – 4pm daily)

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 $3.00

  • Australian and Exotic Orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

 

 

 

 

Download our  SSOS Annual Spring Show Flyer 2018 (PDF 383 KB)

 

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This is what you have all been waiting for

Here is Your Personal Invitation to Our Spring Show
Our Annual Spring Show is on this weekend only. You can’t afford to miss this

Saturday 22 September – Sunday 23 September, 2018

See you there

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Need Advice on Growing or Buying Orchids? | Let Us Help You Out

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) together with Bay Road Nursery (Sandringham) have joined forces yet again to not only show visitors our wonderful flowering orchids; but also provide you with expert advice and help with answers to some of your vexing questions relating to orchid care.

Bay Road Nursery logoIn our 6th year of collaboration, SSOS and Bay Road Nursery are joining forces to provide you with some simple and helpful tips which will help you to select, purchase, maintain and enjoy the love of growing orchids. For example:

  • You will discover the many varieties of orchids which you can easily grow in Melbourne’s cool-temperate climate.
  • Learn tips and techniques from experienced members to improve how you grow and care for your orchids; and
  • Help identify and rectify pressure points which may affect your existing collection.

Come along and listen to experienced SSOS members who will provide expert advice and encourage orchid growers to gain confidence and enthusiasm for the continued promotion and development of the orchidaceae species within Victoria.

Want to know more about this free and exciting event?

When: Saturday 15th September, 2018

Where:
Bay Road Nursery

112-114 Bay Road
Sandringham 3191
ph: (03) 9521 0197

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