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Highlights from 2018 Orchid Spectacular Show

As a member of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV), Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) participates in their annual show by having a dedicated stand of flowering orchids. The following are highlights from the SSOS stand at the 25th … Continue reading

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What’s New in 2019 at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS)

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except January). Our First Monthly Members Meeting for 2019 will be held on Wednesday 6th February at 8.00 pm (early session 7.30 pm). Venue: N.G. Wishart … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Sarcochilus

Most Sarcochilus (pronounced Sar-co-kyle-us) orchids are native to Australia; with only one species being found overseas. The most widely grown species (Sarcochilus hartmannii, S. fitzgeraldii and S. ceciliae) grow on rocks in the areas of New South Wales or Queensland. … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Sarcochilus

Most Sarcochilus (pronounced Sar-co-kyle-us) orchids are native to Australia; with only one species being found overseas. The most widely grown species (Sarcochilus hartmannii, S. fitzgeraldii and S. ceciliae) grow on rocks in the areas of New South Wales or Queensland. … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheers!

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is approaching and SSOS will celebrate its December meeting with a wonderful festive feast. Members and their guests are invited to the End of Year Annual Dinner on Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 commencing at 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Orchid Pests and Diseases

Four Easy Ways to Prevent Orchid Pests and Disease   Always use sterilized tools whenever working with orchids – especially when you are cutting roots, leaves, and/or stems. Intense heat (like the flame from a lighter) or a diluted solution … Continue reading

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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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