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A Big Day Out

We went by bus Or drove our car, For a trip to Geelong is not very far. We saw, we spent, We lunched, we admired, And a few more orchids We all acquired. This year it was Geelong Orchid & … Continue reading

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Are You Suffering from Orchidelerium?

Orchidelerium – Is this the inbuilt swoon of a sensation one experiences when they review their recent acquisitions? A name for the precursor of what is to become a person’s hobby-cum-obsession, or something that spans back over the millennia which … Continue reading

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Aloha Winners

The results from the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Popular Vote and Judges Vote from our June meeting are: Judges Vote: Oncidium sotoanum and Popular Vote: Paphiopedilum Dramatic Chantal ”Aloha Other monthly winners can be viewed on our 2018 Judges vs … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Paphiopedilum

Paphiopedilums also known as ‘Slipper Orchids‘ are members of the sub-family Cypripedioidae, which comprises four main genera: Cypripedium (terrestrial orchids from Asia, Japan, Europe and North America), Selenipedium (terrestrial orchids from Central and South America), Phragmipedium (from South America) and; Paphiopedilum (throughout Asia) All of … Continue reading

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All Sorts and All Ways

Our guest speaker for the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) June 2018 meeting is Michael Coker, who is the current President of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV) and the North East Melbourne Orchid Society (NEMOS). In 2014 he … Continue reading

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Cool-Growing Orchids for the South East Area of Melbourne

Here is a list of orchids that SSOS club members have found to be cool growing in our local conditions surrounding the south-eastern suburban area close to Moorabbin where SSOS meet. Most of these are easily grown and most importantly … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Oncidiums

Oncidiums or ‘Dancing Lady‘ orchids are orchids of the Americas; their habitats ranging from Florida south to Argentina.  The Oncidium is a very diverse genus with over 400 species that grow at altitudes between sea level and 4000 m. In his … Continue reading

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SSOS Autumn Show Winners

On Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) celebrated a special calendar event – The Annual Autumn Show (2018). During the evening, members enjoyed a wide selection of finger food and light refreshments whilst the judges awarded … Continue reading

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Day Trippers | Sunday Trippers Yeah

On Sunday, 22nd April members of the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) visited the Central Park Conservatory in Malvern which is home to John Varigos‘ orchid collections. The Conservatory, with its elegantly curved steel frame imported from Europe, was constructed … Continue reading

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Thinking of Orchids for Mother’s Day Presents? | We Can Help You Out

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) together with Bay Road Nursery (Sandringham) have joined forces yet again to not only show visitors our wonderful flowering orchids; but also provide you with expert advice and help with answers to some of … Continue reading

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