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!
- November 2019 results are:
The Judges voted for the Capanemia superflua on mount; but the members voted for Cymbidium Cricket ‘Judith Anne’ which had received an HCC/OSCOV award. Both were worthy of choice. Such is the diversity of the quality orchids SSOS members grow.
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.
- For further examples, from this meeting see our Flowering Now – November 2019 page.
“Where Friends Meet”