Want to Know More About Orchids?

Our November meeting will be the last guest speaker presentation for 2019. (The December meeting is our annual Christmas dinner for members and guests).

  • Guest Speaker: Michael Coker

When:  Wednesday 6th November, 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’s Flowering in October

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 October benching highlights include:

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Winner? | What Judges Think and What Members Think

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!

October 2019 Results:

Judges voted for the Miltoniopsis Emotion ‘White Face’ and the members favoured the very showy Coelogyne cristata ‘Bentleigh’. However, both everyone agrred that both exhibits were very ‘showy’.

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How to Make an AGM Enjoyable

Our October meeting will be held on Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

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 2nd October, 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’.

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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When Will We Agree?

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!

September Winners are:

Judges vote and Best in Open was awarded to Dendrochilum tenellum, however, members fell for the pretty in pink Miltoniopsis ‘Pink Cadillac’.

August Winners are:

Judges vote: Miltoniopsis Hamburg x Herman Sweet ‘Bonfire’ while the members majority voted for Dendrobium linguiforme var linguiforme.

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Last Chance!

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Annual Spring Show is finishing TODAY and you can’t afford to miss this special event.

Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September, 2019

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: ONLY $4.00

 

  • 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.

See you there

Download our 2019 SSOS Spring Show Flyer (PDF 557 KB)

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Today and Tomorrow

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Annual Spring Show and Sales Extravaganza is on TODAY and tomorrow and you can’t afford to miss this special event.

Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September, 2019

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: ONLY $4.00

 

  • 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.

See you there

Download our 2019 SSOS Spring Show Flyer (PDF 557 KB)

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This Weekend Only

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Annual Spring Show and Sales Extravaganza is happening this weekend and you can’t afford to miss this special event.

Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September, 2019

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: ONLY $4.00

 

  • 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.

See you there

Download our 2019 SSOS Spring Show Flyer (PDF 557 KB)

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It’s Spring | Think Orchids

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Annual Spring Show and Sales Extravaganza is happening this weekend and you can’t afford to miss this special event.

Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September, 2019

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: ONLY $4.00

 

  • 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.

See you there

Download our 2019 SSOS Spring Show Flyer (PDF 557 KB)

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Better Than a Bunch of Cut Flowers

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Annual Spring Show is coming up and you can’t afford to miss this special event.

Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September, 2019

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: ONLY $4.00

 

  • 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.

See you there

Download our 2019 SSOS Spring Show Flyer (PDF 557 KB)

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