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What’s in a Name?

Once upon a time an orchid club put on a virtual show which had a cast of wonderful orchids with some exotic and magical names, no doubt with many stories to tell, such as: A modern day ‘take’ on an … Continue reading

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All Orchids | All Different

Here we have three examples of orchid, all very different and all stunning. They have all been grown by SSOS members and they are all flowering in July. The July Member’s Virtual Voting Competition saw 59 entries over the three … Continue reading

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Time to stock up

Never mind Dry July, for orchid extras, try July! Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) is running monthly face-to-face meetings. Why not come along and enjoy another great meeting together with our guest speaker for July: Andrew Wagstaff from Orchid Extras … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: See the full … Continue reading

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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.” See the full list of entries in our What’s … Continue reading

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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: –  … Continue reading

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All you ever wanted to know about cymbidiums

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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