Category Archives: #OrchidFamily

What’s Flowering in June

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 … Continue reading

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June Virtual Voting Competition | Winner

Due to continuing restrictions on club meetings through Covid-19 distancing advice, Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) has embarked on a special Virtual Voting competition for all financial members. Each member can submit currently-flowering plants for the specified time period which … Continue reading

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Learn How to Grow This Pterostylis

Pterostylis is a ‘Terrestrial‘ orchid which literally means an orchid that grows in the ground. According to an article by Frankie Fraser, there are approximately 1200 native orchid species in Australia and more than half of these are terrestrials which … Continue reading

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What’s Flowering in May

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 … Continue reading

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What’s Flowering in April

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 … Continue reading

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Want to Know More About the Cattleya Alliance?

Cattleyas are native to Central and South America from Mexico to Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina and concentrated in the Andean regions of northern and western South America and the Brazilian forest. Some 60 species grow in the wild in  a … Continue reading

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Result of the First SSOS Members Virtual Voting Competition | May 2020

Here at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) we believe that we are the first orchid  club or society in Victoria, Australia and possibly the world, to introduce a member’s only virtual voting competition for members flowering plants. We endevour to … Continue reading

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Hard-Cane, Soft-Cane, Hybrid or Australian Native

Dendrobiums never fail. This photo gallery has some examples of the many varieties of Dendrobiums our members grow and show at either our monthly meetings; inter-club contests; State Shows or at our Annual Spring Show. See our other photo gallery … Continue reading

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Dracula Winners | You Can Count on These

The following information on Draculas and Dracuvallias is by Bill and Jan Miles. The genus Dracula is comprised about a hundred species native to Central and South America. Its name is derived from the Latin dracula, which means little dragon, … Continue reading

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Judges vs People | March 2020

The Judges Vote | The Popular Vote At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging. There are three sections in which members can enter the competition which include: Novice | Intermediate | Open … Continue reading

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