The Greatest Show on Earth? – Moorabbin Yes!

Dendrobium speciousum (Rock Lilly)

Dendrobium speciousum

The Dendrobium speciosum is also known as the ‘Sydney Rock Orchid’ and as an Australian native orchid, is incredibly fragrant and easy to grow. If you want to know more about them, come along to our Annual Spring Show – it’s that simple.

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) is hosting its Annual Spring Show THIS WEEKEND –  September 16-17, 2017, where we will showcase all things orchid, including our champion orchid displays, provide growing tips and demonstrations as well as sale plants and orchid accessory items for sale.

  • This year SSOS will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

Save the Date: Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th September, 2017 (10.00 am – 4.00 pm daily)

Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway (cnr. Exley Drive) Moorabbin (Mel: 77/D6) – Ample free car parking close by.

  • Public transport: short walk from Moorabbin Railway Station (Frankston line)
  • Public Bus services to/from Moorabbin Train Station: 811/812 (Dandenong-Brighton), 823 (North Brighton-Southland via Moorabbin), 824 (Moorabbin-Keysborough via Clayton), and the 825 (Moorabbin-Southland via Black Rock & Mentone).

Entry admission $3.00

  • Australian and exotic orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day – Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

Download our  SSOS Printed Spring Show flyer 2017 (PDF 383 KB) and share with your friends.

 

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What a Showstopper

Dockrillia Fay Moore 'Chestnut' x 'Pineapple'

Dockrillia Fay Moore ‘Chestnut’ x ‘Pineapple’

Dockrillias –  are also known as ‘Pencil Orchids’ and as an Australian native orchid, they are easy to grow. If you want to know more about them, come along to our Annual Spring Show – it’s that simple.

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) is hosting its Annual Spring Show THIS WEEKEND –  September 16-17, 2017, where we will showcase all things orchid, including our champion orchid displays, provide growing tips and demonstrations as well as sale plants and orchid accessory items for sale.

  • This year SSOS will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

Save the Date: Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th September, 2017 (10.00 am – 4.00 pm daily)

Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway (cnr. Exley Drive) Moorabbin (Mel: 77/D6) – Ample free car parking close by.

  • Public transport: short walk from Moorabbin Railway Station (Frankston line)
  • Public Bus services to/from Moorabbin Train Station: 811/812 (Dandenong-Brighton), 823 (North Brighton-Southland via Moorabbin), 824 (Moorabbin-Keysborough via Clayton), and the 825 (Moorabbin-Southland via Black Rock & Mentone).

Entry admission $3.00

  • Australian and exotic orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day – Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

Download our  SSOS Printed Spring Show flyer 2017 (PDF 383 KB) and share with your friends.

 

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Show Off? – No, It’s a Show On!

Oncidium Sweet Sugar Dancing Lady Orchid

Oncidium Sweet Sugar

Oncidiums –  are also known as the ‘Dancing Lady’ Orchids and believe it or not, they are easy to grow. If you want to know more about them, come along to our Annual Spring Show – it’s that simple.

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) is hosting its Annual Spring Show THIS WEEKEND –  September 16-17, 2017, where we will showcase all things orchid, including our champion orchid displays, provide growing tips and demonstrations as well as sale plants and orchid accessory items for sale.

  • This year SSOS will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

Save the Date: Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th September, 2017 (10.00 am – 4.00 pm daily)

Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway (cnr. Exley Drive) Moorabbin (Mel: 77/D6) – Ample free car parking close by.

  • Public transport: short walk from Moorabbin Railway Station (Frankston line)
  • Public Bus services to/from Moorabbin Train Station: 811/812 (Dandenong-Brighton), 823 (North Brighton-Southland via Moorabbin), 824 (Moorabbin-Keysborough via Clayton), and the 825 (Moorabbin-Southland via Black Rock & Mentone).

Entry admission $3.00

  • Australian and exotic orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day – Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

Download our  SSOS Printed Spring Show flyer 2017 (PDF 383 KB) and share with your friends.

 

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A Show of Hands for Cymbidium Lovers

Cymbidium Flaming Comet

Cymbidium Flaming Comet

Cymbidiums – Every orchid lover’s favourite; and so easy to grow. If you want to know how to look after them, divide them and repot them, come along to our Annual Spring Show – it’s that simple.

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) is hosting its Annual Spring Show THIS WEEKEND –  September 16-17, 2017, where we will showcase all things orchid, including our champion orchid displays, provide growing tips and demonstrations as well as sale plants and orchid accessory items for sale.

  • This year SSOS will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

Save the Date: Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th September, 2017 (10.00 am – 4.00 pm daily)

Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway (cnr. Exley Drive) Moorabbin (Mel: 77/D6) – Ample free car parking close by.

  • Public transport: short walk from Moorabbin Railway Station (Frankston line)
  • Public Bus services to/from Moorabbin Train Station: 811/812 (Dandenong-Brighton), 823 (North Brighton-Southland via Moorabbin), 824 (Moorabbin-Keysborough via Clayton), and the 825 (Moorabbin-Southland via Black Rock & Mentone).

Entry admission $3.00

  • Australian and exotic orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day – Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

Download our  SSOS Printed Spring Show flyer 2017 (PDF 383 KB) and share with your friends.

 

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Advance Notice and Invite To Our Annual Spring Show

From a recent Leader Community News article by Emma Watson, Moorabbin Kingston Leader she writes:

“THEY’RE big, they’re bright and they’re coming to Moorabbin this spring — a colourful array of flowering and exotic orchids will be on display over a two-day show.”

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society founding member Bob Harrison spruiking the upcoming flower show. Picture: Wayne Taylor, Leader Group

The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society is hosting its annual flower festival on September 16-17 to showcase all things orchid, include growing tips and demonstrations as well as flower and accessory sales. The full article is available here.

  • This year we will be celebrating our club’s 25th Anniversary.

Date: Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th September, 2017 (10 am – 4pm daily)

Venue: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway (cnr. Exley Drive) Moorabbin (Mel: 77/D6) – Ample free car parking close by

  • Public transport: short walk from Moorabbin Railway Station (Frankston line)
  • Public Bus services to/from Moorabbin Train Station: 811/812 (Dandenong-Brighton), 823 (North Brighton-Southland via Moorabbin), 824 (Moorabbin-Keysborough via Clayton), and the 825 (Moorabbin-Southland via Black Rock & Mentone).

Entry admission $3.00

  • Australian and Exotic Orchids on display
  • Flowering orchids for sale
  • Orchid growing accessories for sale
  • Free guided tours and demonstrations
  • Learn growing tips and hints
  • Refreshments available all day Morning Tea | Lunch | Afternoon Tea
  • Wheelchair access available.

Download our  SSOS Printed Spring Show flyer 2017 (PDF 383 KB)

 

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See You This Weekend at Bay Road Nursery Where Spring Time = Orchid Time

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Club LogoThe 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 your vexing questions relating to orchid care.

Bay Road Nursery logoIn our 5th year of collaboration, SSOS and Bay Road Nursery are joining forces to provide you with some simple and helpful tips which will help you to select, purchase, maintain and enjoy the love of growing orchids. For example:

  • You will discover the many varieties of orchids which you can easily grow in Melbourne’s cool-temperate climate.
  • Learn tips and techniques from experienced members to improve how you grow and care for your orchids; and
  • Help identify and rectify pressure points which may affect your existing collection.

Come along and listen to experienced SSOS members who will provide expert advice and encourage orchid growers to gain confidence and enthusiasm for the continued promotion and development of the orchidaceae species within Victoria.

Want to know more about this free and exciting event?

When: Saturday 9th September, 2017

Where:
Bay Road Nursery, (What’s On) 112-114 Bay Road, Sandringham 3191
ph: (03) 9521 0197

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What You Need to Know About Australian Dendrobium Orchids

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Our guest speaker for our September meeting to be held on Wednesday, 6th September is: Matt Dawkins from the Mornington Peninsula Orchid Society (MPOS). He will be speaking about what you need to know about Australian dendrobium orchids. With many years of … Continue reading

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Magic Melbourne: Experience the Beauty of Orchids

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry

You have only TODAY and TOMORROW to visit and enjoy the 24th Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular (the largest orchid sales and show spectacular in the southern hemisphere).

Dates: Saturday 26th- Sunday 27th August, 2017 (9.00 am – 4.00 pm daily)

Venue: Boxhall Pavilion, KCC Park “Dog Park”, 655 Westernport Highway, Skye (Mel Ref: 128 J12) Entry: Adults $10 children U/15 FREE – Free parking (Food and drinks available)

  • You can visit the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society stand and see our prize winning orchids.
  • Further information about this event is posted on the OSCOV website.

The following is a slideshow link to our stand at last year’s (2016) 23rd Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular SSOS Stand at OSCOV Orchid Extravaganza 2016

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Meet us at the ‘Dog Park’

As a member of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV), SSOS participates in their annual show, by having a dedicated stand of flowering orchids, representing our club.

This year OSCOV presents the:
24th Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular
Experience the Beauty of Orchids“.

Date: Friday 25th- Sunday 27th August, 2017 (9 am – 4 pm each day)
Venue: Boxhall Pavilion, KCC Park “Dog Park”, 655 Westernport Highway, Skye (Mel Ref: 128 J12)
Entry: Adults $10 children U/15 FREE – Free parking (Food and drinks available)

Apart from seeing other OSCOV clubs and their stands there will be over 20 local and international vendors selling orchids, potting bark and accessories. Also included are potting demonstrations experts to answer your questions and an art show and photographic competition. Further information about this event is posted on the OSCOV website.

The following is a slideshow link to our stand at last year’s (2016) 23rd Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular SSOS Stand at OSCOV Orchid Extravaganza 2016

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Cymbidium Propagation Myths? – Busted!

Cymbidium First Dance Tethys 'Black Magic' x Last Tango 'Geyserland'

Cymbidium First Dance Tethys ‘Black Magic’ x Last Tango ‘Geyserland’

When a Cymbidium has truly become over-crowded in its pot, you know that it needs to be divided, but how do you do this?  Do you just hack into it with an axe or is there a definitive way to divide; and subsequently conquer. Either way, you end up having a series of off-spring or back-bulbs from your original plant. Your next step is to know how to keep them alive. This is known as back-bulb propagation.

  • Our guest speaker in August will be Chris Scerri, who will be presenting on his recent experience at propagating cymbidiums from back-bulbs.

This session is suitable for all orchid lovers and growers, from beginners through to experienced growers.

When:  August monthly meeting – Wednesday 2nd August 2017 8.00 p.m. start
Where: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

Early Session: Our early session will be run by Bob Harrison. Bring along your questions and/or problem plants. This session will start at 7:30 p.m. We will also discuss presentation of plants for upcoming shows.

  • Visitors and interested guests are always welcome

#Increaseyourknowledge  #Increaseyourcollection

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