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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Mon 4 March 2019 – Guest Speaker

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.

  • Our presentation is on: Softcane Dendrobiums
  • Guest Speaker: Jim Foster-Johnson

When:  Wednesday 6th March, 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.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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Stanhopea vs Stenoglottis – Judging Highlights February 2019

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.

February Winners were Judges Vote: a beautiful Stenoglottis woodyii and the Popular Vote: a stunning Stanhopea tigrina.

Follow our monthly People vs Judges 2019 page updates.

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What’s Flowering in February

These are our February benching highlights for 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 difficulty finding something to bench each month.
  • Here are some examples of what we exhibit at our monthly competition for judging in 2019.

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Membership Brings Friendship

Membership to the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) provides great value. During the year, there are 10 Members Meetings which include knowledgeable guest speakers, opportunities to show off  your flowering orchids, win raffle prizes and purchase plants to add to your growing collections.

  • The Club also provides activities and social events throughout the year as a bonus to your membership.
  • To see some examples or house visits, day trips, dinners and other enjoyable events, see our Social Events page.

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Trophies & Awards for 2018

Members of Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) have the opportunity to be involved in showing their plants for judging at both local and wider range competitions. See our successes for 2018 at our Trophies and Awards page.

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Advance notification for first SSOS Members Meeting 2019

Welcome back to all our members and prospective members of Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS). Our first presentation for 2019 is: Class 101: Back to the Basics.

  • Guest Speakers: SSOS President: Chris Scerri and Committee member Craig Trainor

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: Bring along your questions and/or problem plants. This session will start at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Get Ready…

It’s time for our first meeting of the year!

Our first presentation for 2019 is – Orchids 101| Basic advice about orchid cultivation

  • Guest Speaker: Craig Trainor, SSOS Committee member

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 and especially for all our new members.

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

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

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Highlights from 2018 Orchid Spectacular Show

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

The following are highlights from the SSOS stand at the 25th Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular “Experience the Beauty of Orchids“, which was held on Friday 24th – Sunday 26th August, 2018 at the Boxhall Pavilion, KCC Park, 655 Westernport Highway, Skye.

SSOS received 7 Awards at the Show. These are listed on our SSOS Stand at 2018 OSCOV Show page.

  • Congratulations to all SSOS Club winners and competitors who helped with our display and members who volunteered their time and helping hands to make the OSCOV Show to be nothing less than a ‘Spectacular’.

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