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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What’s New in 2019 at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS)

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except January).

  • Our First Monthly Members Meeting for 2019 will be held on Wednesday 6th February at 8.00 pm (early session 7.30 pm).
  • Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)
  • Topic: Orchid 101 | Back to the Basics

If you are interested in attending this meeting or any of our future events, visit our 2019 Calendar page.

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Orchid of the Month | Sarcochilus

Most Sarcochilus (pronounced Sar-co-kyle-us) orchids are native to Australia; with only one species being found overseas. The most widely grown species (Sarcochilus hartmannii, S. fitzgeraldii and S. ceciliae) grow on rocks in the areas of New South Wales or Queensland. However all three of these species grow happily in pots in Melbourne shade houses.

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

  • See more images in our Sarcochilus 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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Orchid of the Month | Sarcochilus

Most Sarcochilus (pronounced Sar-co-kyle-us) orchids are native to Australia; with only one species being found overseas. The most widely grown species (Sarcochilus hartmannii, S. fitzgeraldii and S. ceciliae) grow on rocks in the areas of New South Wales or Queensland. However all three of these species grow happily in pots in Melbourne shade houses.

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

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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Christmas Cheers!

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is approaching and SSOS will celebrate its December meeting with a wonderful festive feast. Members and their guests are invited to the End of Year Annual Dinner on Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 commencing at 6:30 p.m. for a 7.00 p.m start.

The night begins with pre-dinner drinks and nibbles, followed by dinner provided by SSOS and its members.

The Club will provide hot roast lamb, chicken, potatoes and vegetables. Members are encouraged to supplement the feast by providing salads and sweets for all to share.

  • Please remember to provide your own crockery, cutlery, drinks and drinking glasses.

Bring a friend, bring many

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