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October Highlights

Our October meeting produced a wide variety of flowering orchids for mid-Spring. The winners of the Popular Vote (People) vs the Judges Vote went to: Judges Vote: Dendrobium speciosum Windermere x Daylight Moon, seedling flowering for the first time; and … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Pleione

Pleiones (pronounced plea-own-ease) are native orchids found in the mountains of the Himalayas, southern China and Taiwan. Most species enjoy cool conditions and are suited to cultivation in a cool semi-shaded location in Melbourne gardens. Pleiones are annual plants, dying … Continue reading

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ORCHIDS | Discovery. Cultivation. Utilisation – A Brief History

Our November meeting will be the last guest speaker presentation for 2018. (The December meeting is our annual Christmas dinner for members and guests). Our presentation is Orchids | Discovery. Cultivation. Utilisation – A Brief History Guest Speaker: John Thompson … Continue reading

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Highlights from our September 2018 Monthly Meeting

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 … Continue reading

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Repotting Orchids – Tips and Advice

Repotting – Soak Orchid Bark in large bucket of water overnight prior to dividing the plant. Divide your plant into (2) or (3) sections, only keeping green bulbs and repot into a 20 cm (7”) black plastic pot. Placing the … Continue reading

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SSOS September Success

The results from the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Popular Vote and Judges Vote from our September meeting are: Judges Vote: Lycaste Hanase x Shoalhaven. This has since received an HCC OSCOV award and is now known as Hanamikuuji ‘Hanna Hudson’. … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Dendrobium speciosum

There are more than 1600 species of Dendrobium which makes it the second largest genus in the orchid family. Dendrobiums are found throughout India, S.E Asia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Pacific Island, New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. They are … Continue reading

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How to Make an Annual General Meeting Exciting

Our October meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3rd October 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 … Continue reading

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Which Orchid Will Win?

…Paphiopedilum Champion Find out at the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show which will be held this weekend. Date: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September, 2018 (10am – 4pm daily) Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean … Continue reading

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Which Orchid Will Win?

…Champion Masdevallia Find out at the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show which will be held this weekend. Date: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September, 2018 (10am – 4pm daily) Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean … Continue reading

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