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A Beauty | We All Agree

The Judges Vote | The Popular Vote At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging. We also allow our members to vote for their favourite plant on show at each monthly meeting as … Continue reading

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Orchid of the Month | Stanhopeas

There are over 45 species of the genus Stanhopea found in widely diverse climates within their range from Mexico. South Central America and many South American countries However, you can also grow them in Australia.  Commonly grown species include Stanhopea … Continue reading

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Welcome to the SSOS First Meeting for 2018

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, (SSOS) holds regular monthly meetings which includes guest speakers who discuss various topics relating to orchids and orchid culture. To open the SSOS meeting schedule for 2018 we are proud to announce that our first speaker … Continue reading

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What’s On in 2018

Here are some of our regular and special events that the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) will be celebrating in 2018.  If you are interested in attending, keep these dates and events in your diary or calendar so that you … Continue reading

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A Dose of Spring Fever – Champions of SSOS Spring Show

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) hosted its Annual Spring Show on September 16-17, 2017, showcasing all things orchid, including our Champion orchid displays as well as plants and orchid accessory items for sale. For an example of club winning … Continue reading

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To Experience the Beauty of Orchids

As a member of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV), the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) participated in OSCOV’s 24th Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular  – “Experience the Beauty of Orchids“, which was held from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th … Continue reading

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Vox Pop or the Judges – Who is Right?

At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging by a panel of accredited OSCOV judges. There are three sections in which members can enter the competition which include: Novice | Intermediate | Open … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for the 2017 Three Club Event Winner

One of the highlights of the 2017 calendar for three south-eastern Melbourne orchid growing clubs was the annual Three Club Invitational Challenge which is held between Mornington Peninsula Orchid Society (MPOS), Dandenong & District Orchid Club (DDOC) and Southern Suburbs … Continue reading

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Winners Are Grinners

During 2017, Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) celebrated its 25th Anniversary with many events, successes and awards and extend gratitude to those who won Club Awards, Annual Trophies, Cultural Certificates of Merit and Medals for well-deserved service. Find out more … Continue reading

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Simply having a wonderful Christmas Time

Normally SSOS says before each monthly meeting to ‘Bring a Friend – Bring Many’ but when it comes to our End of Year/Christmas dinner this became ‘Bring a Plate – Bring Many’ and undoubtedly we did. The December meeting was … Continue reading

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