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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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What’s flowering in April

These are some of the finalists in the members virtual voting competition for April. Here is the complete list of 27 entries for the Members-Only April Virtual Voting competition. See other monthly entries in our What’s Flowering in 2021 pages. … Continue reading

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These purple plants of April are pretty perfect

The April Member’s Virtual Voting competition saw 17 entries over the three member categories and the winners this month are: OPEN: Oncidium Goodale Moir – Elaine Kelly INTERMEDIATE: Den Mingle’s Sapphire’Garth’ xgonzalesii ‘Babylon’ – Mary Caruana NOVICE: Miltonia guanabara – … Continue reading

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The Benching Bests of March

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) had their first benching competition in the Wishart Hall in March 2021, the first since March 2020 and the winning entries in the  competition are: NOVICE SECTION INTERMEDIATE SECTION OPEN SECTION See other monthly entries … Continue reading

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The “Epi Centre” of a Virtual Voting Competition

Our March virtual voting competition included one phalaenopsis, burrageara, cymbidium, colmanara, LC, dendrobium and vanda; 3 oncidiums, 4 gongoras, 5 stanhopeas and 7 epi’s; making them the epi-centre of the competition! Here is the complete list of 26 entries for … Continue reading

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It’s been 12 months but we are pleased to announce | We’re Back!

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) is pleased to announce that we have been able to return to monthly meetings at the N.G. Wishart Hall, Moorabbin. Our first meeting was a trivia quiz night in February, and our second meeting was … Continue reading

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Ever heard of a Vanda, Burrageara or a Gongora?

Well, they are all orchids and they are all winners. Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Committee has decided to continue the monthly members Virtual Voting competition for 2021. This enables members to show their flowering plants at their best, or … Continue reading

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Who Said You Can’t Grow Stanhopeas in a Cool Climate?

Originating from the Americas, Stanhopeas (AKA ‘The Upside Down’ orchid) grow in tropical climates from Tropic of Cancer through the Equatorial regions and down to the Tropic of Capricorn. They are also known to grow well in sub-Tropical areas of … Continue reading

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55 Displays in the Making

Without sounding like the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ song our February competition had 55 entries and within this there were 14 Stanhopeas, 9 Epidendrums, 5 Phalaenopsis, 4 Gongoras, 3 Oncidiums, 2 LaeliaCattleyas and an unusual Promenaea. View all entries on … Continue reading

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