July Members Virtual Voting Competition | Winners

There were 67 entries in the July Virtual Voting Competition. Novice Section had the most entries – 27. Intermediate Section had 20 entries and Open Section also had 20 entries. SSOS members voted for their favourite flowering orchids and the winners for July 2022 are:

Novice Section: Cymbidium Strathdon ‘Cooksbridge Fantasy’ [Grower: J Derham]
Intermediate Section: Masdevallia Ada’s Delight ‘Kelly’ x Funky Leopard ‘Beenak’ [Grower: M Caruana] and
Open Section: Blc Hawaiian Wedding Song ‘Virgin’ x Blc Good News No.1 [Grower: E Kelly]

Congratulations to all!

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What’s Flowering in June

There were 46 entries in the June Virtual Voting Competition. Novice section had the most entries – 20. Intermediate Section had 14 entries and Open Section had 12 entries. Here is a sample of what was shown:

See the full list of entries in our What’s Flowering in June page.

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Judges Votes – June SSOS Meeting

SSOS held its June Meeting on Wednesday 1st June, 2022. The following are the winners from the Judges Results.

 Judges Vote, Best in Open and Laeliinae Species

Cattleya Percivalliana ‘Summit’ - Grower: C&G Trainor

Cattleya Percivalliana ‘Summit’ – Grower: C&G Trainor

Cattleya Percivalliana ‘Summit’ – Grower: C&G Trainor

Club Cultural Certificate and Winner Cymbidium Species

Cymbidium dayanum – Grower: C Scerri

Cymbidium dayanum – Grower: C Scerri

Cymbidium dayanum – Grower: C Scerri

Best in Intermediate and Any Other Hybrid

Npp Memoria Jimmy Little ‘Pop’ x Kiwi Choice ‘Florafest’ – Grower: L Bunning

Npp Memoria Jimmy Little ‘Pop’ x Kiwi Choice ‘Florafest’ – Grower: L Bunning

Npp Memoria Jimmy Little ‘Pop’ x Kiwi Choice ‘Florafest’ – Grower: L Bunning

Best in Novice and Oncidiinae Large

Miltassia Charles M Fitch – Grower: V Hayes

Miltassia Charles M Fitch – Grower: V Hayes

Miltassia Charles M Fitch – Grower: V Hayes

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June Member’s Virtual Voting Competition – Winners

There were 46 entries in the June Virtual Voting Competition. Novice Section had the most entries – 20. Intermediate Section had 14 entries and Open Section had 12 entries. SSOS members voted for their favourite flowering orchids and the winners for June 2022 are:

Novice Section: Coelogyne mossiae [Grower: V Hayes]
Intermediate Section: Masdevallia Dazzler ‘Ruth’ [Grower: S Craven] and
Open Section: A two-way tie between Cattleya Dal’s Tradition ‘Wow’ and Paphiopedilum Gold Dollar both grown by C Trainor.

Congratulations to all!

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What’s Flowering in May 2022

The SSOS May Members Virtual Vote competition saw 48 entries by 12 club members who competed in Novice (16 entries), Intermediate (19 entries) and Open Sections (13 entries). It is a time of the year to see Cattleya and Laelia hybrids begin to flower. Below are the images which members provided for the competition.

Here are some examples of what was flowering. To see the full list of entries, go to our What’s Flowering in May 2022 page.

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Three Club Challenge 2022 | Winners and Champions

On Wednesday 4th May, SSOS hosted the 2022 Invitational Challenge (aka the Three Club Challenge), held annually in May. It is an autumn flowering competition run between three south eastern district clubs – Dandenong and District Orchid Club (DDOC), Mornington Peninsula Orchid Society (MPOS) and Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS).

The Challenge winner for 2022 was the host club SSOS on 164 points. MPOS came second on 120 points and DDOC third with 53 points.

  • Sectional Winner for the Novice Section went to SSOS with 45 points, MPOS with 6 points and DDOC with 4 points.
  • Sectional Winner for the Intermediate Section went to SSOS with 50 points, MPOS with 12 points and DDOC with 0 points.
  • Sectional Winner for the Open Section went to MPOS with 102 points, second was SSOS with 69 points and DDOC was third with 49 points.

It was a long-time coming to hold this event with the past two years cancelled because of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The Champions of the 2022 show are:

  • Champion of the Show, Champion Any Other Hybrid, Npp Memoria Jimmy Little ‘Pop’ x Kiwi Choice ‘Florafest’ [Grower: L Bunning, SSOS]
  • Reserve Champion, Champion Any Other Species, Gomesa uniflora ‘Lorraine’ [Grower: C Trainor, SSOS]

You can view the full list of Champions and class winners on our Three Club Challenge 2022 page.

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May the Best of Them Win

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society has run its members virtual voting competition for May. There were 48 entries. Thirteen entries were in Open Section, nineteen in Intermediate Section and sixteen in Novice Section. The winners are:

Open Section: Cymbidium erythrostylum x self [Grower: T Liston]
Intermediate Section: Laelia Blue Anceps Venchiana [Grower: J Summers] and
a two-way tie in Novice between Cymbidium Winter Wonder x Lerwick and Cattleya intermedia [Grower: A Randle]

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What’s Flowering in April

The SSOS April Members Virtual Vote competition saw 53 entries by 13 club members who competed in Novice (24 entries), Intermediate (19 entries) and Open Sections (10 entries). It is a time of the year to see Cattleya and Laelia hybrids begin to flower. Below some of the images which members provided for the competition. View all entries at our April 2022 page on our What’s Flowering section of our website.

Novice Section

Intermediate Section

Open Section

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April Showers? No, Its April Flowers

The SSOS April Members Virtual Vote competition saw 53 entries by 13 club members who competed in Novice (24 entries), Intermediate (19 entries) and Open Sections (10 entries). It is a time of the year to see Cattleya and Laelia hybrids begin to flower. The winners are:

Open Section: Cattleya Elizabeth Calov #1 [Grower: C Trainor]
Intermediate Section: Cattleya Rlc Golden Kaleidoscope x Rlc Brunswick Gem Coral [Grower: J Summers] and
a two-way tie in Novice between Coelogyne Colmanii [Grower: M fraraccio] and Miltonia bluntii [Grower: A Randle]

Well done everyone!

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What’s Flowering in March

At the beginning of March SSOS held its first in-house flowering competition and towards the end of the month, its March virtual voting competition.

  • March appears to be a time to see miltonias, rossioglossums and masdevallias in flower, as well as some early cymbidiums in flower. Here is a sample of what flowered. To view all, go to our What’s Flowering in 2022 – March page.

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