Winter Wonders | What’s Flowering in July

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 July benching highlights include:

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Looking for Pots, Markers, Stakes and Ties? | Look No Further

  • Our presentation is Orchid equipment and related products

Guest Speaker: Andrew Wagstaff from Orchids Extra

When:  Wednesday 3rd July, 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 the Members 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!

  • June Winners:

Winner of Judges Vote was Cattleya Lana Coryell ‘Alex L’ and the Popular Vote went to Monnierara Millenium Magic ‘Witchcraft’.

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What’s Flowering in June

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. June 2019.

Our June benching highlights include:

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Mon 10 Jun 2019 – Masdevallias

The following information about Masdevallias originates from Brian Milligan, entitled “Masdevallias Are Blooming” is from Orchids in Victoria, 2000. Milligan explains that “Masdevallias are popular because they make small, compact, easily managed pot-plants, a distinct advantage for those with limited growing space and a declining interest in repotting huge Cymbidium plants. A Masdevallia collection will provide an assortment of colourful blooms every day of the year. Some species flower only once a year, but others have a succession of flowers, while many hybrids flower several times throughout the year”.

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Time for Some Orchid Culture

  • Our presentation is ‘Orchid Culture’

Guest Speaker: Craig Miles from The Orchid Tray Company

When:  Wednesday 5th June, 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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Bulbophyllum Orchid Care

Bulbophyllum’s have more than 2000 known species and is the largest genus in the orchid family. Some occur in tropical and subtropical countries around the world with the largest concentration in the Guinea areas with over 600 species to be found. Others can be found in Asia, Africa, America and Brazil. In Australia there are over 20 species and can be found in rain forest areas from northern Queensland through to the Clyde River in NSW. For further information see our Orchid Care: Bulbophyllum page.

  • See photos of Bulbophyllums in our Other Genera photo gallery.

For further information on Bulbophyllums and other orchid varieties, see the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV) Website under the section Articles & Resources.

  • For further information about orchid care at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) or membership inquiries, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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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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