What’s Flowering in June

Here is a selection of the plants members voted for in Southern Suburbs Members-Only virtual voting competition in June, 2021.

Novice section

Intermediate section

Open section

  • View the complete list of entries for the Members-Only June Virtual Voting competition. This month there were 64 entries in the three member sections.

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June is Bursting Out in Flower

June is bursting out in flower
All over our backyards in the chill
Buds are bursting out of orchids
And the voting has been awarded
To every winning club member’s thrill!

[With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical lyrics from Carousel’s June is Busting Out All Over]

  • The June Member’s Virtual Voting Competition saw 64 entries over the three member categories and the winners this month are:

 

NOVICE: Stenoglottis longifolia – [Grower: S Hill]
INTERMEDIATE: Laelia Cattleya angel Heart ‘Pink Cloud’ – [Grower: L Bunning]
OPEN: Rlc Mount Isa ‘Jean’ x Glenn Maidment ‘Southern Cross’ – [Grower: C Trainor]

Well done everyone!

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SSOS Autumn Show Champions

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) held its annual Autumn Show at the Wishart Hall on Wednesday 5th May, 2021.  There was a great variety of flowering orchids on display and the winners in the show categories are:

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It’s May and Fifty-One Entries Are Here on Display

“In the very merry month of May,
Our members logged on to play,
The monthly virtual vote.
The winners aren’t on the ‘Tote.
and the 51 entries are here on display.”

NOVICE SECTION

INTERMEDIATE SECTION

OPEN SECTION

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All Grown in Melbourne’s Very Merry Month of May

The May Member’s Virtual Voting competition saw 51 entries over the three member categories and the winners this month are:

OPEN:  – Dendrobium hybrid Mousmee x trysiflorum [Grower: H Aberl]
INTERMEDIATE:  –Potinara cattleya ‘Burana Beauty’ [Grower: S Craven]
NOVICE: –  Cattleya (Seagulls Royal Flush x Intermedia) x Vaupes Sunrise x Lynn Spencer [Grower: M Fraraccio]

Well done everyone!

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All you ever wanted to know about cymbidiums

Dendrochilum uncatum 'Bentleigh'

Dendrochilum uncatum ‘Bentleigh’

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society is running monthly face-to-face meetings. Why not come along and enjoy another great meeting together with our guest speaker for May:

  • Terry Poulton – who is one of the leading growers of cymbidiums in Victoria and will surely have a wonderful and entertaining presentation for us. Terry can also provide great growing tips to improve your flowering cymbidium collections.

The meeting will conclude with supper. Again contribution from members would be welcome. You are encouraged to bring purchased food.

  • This will also be our Autumn Show with additional prizes and Show sashes to be won.

When: Wednesday 5th May 2021, (7:30pm Early session) 8:00pm Main Presentation
Where: N.G. Wishart Hall, 964 Nepean Highway Moorabbin

  • We congratulate Herbert Aberl for being awarded a Club Cultural Certificate by the judges for his wonderful specimen of Dendrobium uncatum ‘Bentleigh’ (see image above), benched at our April monthly meeting. Well done Herbert!

See you all on Wednesday

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Bench Winners from our April Meeting

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) held its April meeting at the Wishart Hall on Wednesday 7th April. The guest speakers spoke about growing and looking after Australian native dendrobiums. The meeting was well attended by members and the Club welcomed three new members. Below are some of the plants which were benched at the meeting. The images featured here are just an indicator of the breadth and depth of members flowering plants which were on display.

  • See the full list of entries in our April page.

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What’s flowering in April

These are some of the finalists in the members virtual voting competition for April.

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These purple plants of April are pretty perfect

The April Member’s Virtual Voting competition saw 17 entries over the three member categories and the winners this month are:

OPEN: Oncidium Goodale Moir – Elaine Kelly
INTERMEDIATE: Den Mingle’s Sapphire’Garth’ xgonzalesii ‘Babylon’ – Mary Caruana
NOVICE: Miltonia guanabara – Jo Derham

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The Benching Bests of March

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) had their first benching competition in the Wishart Hall in March 2021, the first since March 2020 and the winning entries in the  competition are:

NOVICE SECTION

INTERMEDIATE SECTION

OPEN SECTION

See other monthly entries in our What’s Flowering in 2021 pages.

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