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Orchid of the Month | Lycastes

These cool-growing orchids are found mainly in temperate regions of Mexico and South America and are therefore well suited to Melbourne’s climate… By contrast our winters are wet and therefore protection from rain and a reduction in watering during winter … Continue reading

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25 Years On, and We Are Still Celebrating

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is approaching and SSOS will celebrate the December meeting with a wonderful festive feast. Members and their guests are invited to the End of Year Annual Dinner on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 commencing at 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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SSOS 25th (Silver) Anniversary Dinner

We had a wonderful night at Piazza Vercelli on Thursday 17th August to celebrate 25 years since the formation of Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, (SSOS), a member of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV). Our esteemed guests for the … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Zygopetalums

The Zygopetalum genus contains over 20 species. The majority are terrestrial and rarely epiphytic or lithophytic. They are mostly from tropical South America, Paraguay, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia with the most species found in Brazil. They have large racemes with … Continue reading

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Nice Leaf | Shame About the Sepal

Not saying it,  but what do judges really think when examining a variety of orchids during club competition? Do they think “Nice leaf, shame about the sepal?”  or is there more to it? Within club competition, there are three judging … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Cymbidiums

Due to the very cold and prolonged winter in Victoria, many Cymbidium orchids were late to flower, relying on the warmth and sunlight to help them bloom. But, did you know that Cymbidiums are the easiest of all orchids to grow … Continue reading

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Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, Sunday 17 September is the Last Day of Our Spring Show

The Greatest Show on Earth – The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show will end on Sunday, 17th September. Hours: 10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m. The SSOS Annual Spring Show will showcase all things orchid, including our champion … Continue reading

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It’s Show Time!

Laelias –  are so ‘showy’ and they know it. They are also easy to grow. If you want to know more about them, come along to our Annual Spring Show – it’s that simple. The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth? – Moorabbin Yes!

The Dendrobium speciosum is also known as the ‘Sydney Rock Orchid’ and as an Australian native orchid, is incredibly fragrant and easy to grow. If you want to know more about them, come along to our Annual Spring Show – … Continue reading

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What a Showstopper

Dockrillias –  are also known as ‘Pencil Orchids’ and as an Australian native orchid, they are easy to grow. If you want to know more about them, come along to our Annual Spring Show – it’s that simple. The Southern … Continue reading

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