What’s Flowering in May

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 May benching highlights include: Gomesa, Cattleya, Moreliana, Odontioda and more.

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Invitational Three Club Challenge

Each year three of the Victorian ‘southern’ clubs meet for a Three-Way Autumn Challenge. This years challenge will be on Friday 10th May, 2019 commencing at 7.00 pm.

Each year the sponsorship of the Invitational Show challenge rotates through the three clubs. This year’s challenge will be hosted by Dandenong and District Orchid Club.

  • Venue: Administration Building, Showgrounds, Bennet Street, Dandenong.

The clubs invited are:

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Do You Need Help With Your Orchids? | We Can Help You Out

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Club LogoThe 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: Sunday 5th May, 2019

Where:
Bay Road Nursery

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

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SSOS Autumn Show and Trivia Quiz Night

Two Big Events – One same night!

  • Bring your flowering orchids along to be judged in our annual Autumn Show in our display hall while you nourish and exercise your brain cells.
  • It’s time to test your orchid knowledge in our Trivia Quiz night. Please remember to bring some savouries along to add to our feast. SSOS Committee will provide piping hot sausage rolls and other savouries, not forgetting our famous scones and some ‘fizzy’ to drink as well as tea and coffee.
  • There will be spot prizes to win as well as the major placegetter prizes.

When:  Wednesday 1st May, 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 We 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!

April Winners:

  • Winner of Judges Vote was Cattleya Dendi’s Perfection and the Popular Vote went to Vanda Mahakaphong.

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What’s Flowering in April

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 April meeting included a wider variety of orchids such as vandas, cattleytonias, beallaras, howeara, ascocentrum and a lophiaris.

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Everything You Need to Know About Miltonias

Our presentation is: Those Brazilian Miltonias

Guest Speaker: Barry Larkin, OSCOV Vice-President and Judge

When:  Wednesday 3rd April, 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 SSOS Committee members. 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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This is How the Judging Went

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!

March Winners:

Winner of Intermediate Section, Seedling Flowering for the First Time and Judges Vote was Cyc hybrid seedling (left) and Popular Vote winner was BLC Tainan City (right).

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What’s Flowering in March

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 March benching highlights include:

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Want to Know More About Soft-Cane Dendrobiums?

Not all dendrobiums are the same. Most Australian dendrobiums are hard-cane varieties, but there are also some wonderful soft-cane varieties that can be grown in southern Australian climates that are well-suited to our local environments.

  • At our meeting on Wednesday 6th March, 2019, our guest speaker focussed on Softcane Dendrobiums.

Find further information on cool-growing soft-cane dendrobiums on our Orchid Care: Dendrobium Soft-Cane page.

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