Today’s the Last Day – Don’t Miss Out

coelogyne unchained melody

coelogyne unchained melody

TODAY is the last day we are opening our doors to show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter 

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Tomorrow is the start of our ANNUAL SPRING SHOW

dockrillia fay moore chestnut x pineapple-1TOMORROW, we open our doors and show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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2 Days To Go Until Our Spring Show

laelia cinnabarina x anceps

laelia cinnabarina x anceps

In 2 days time, we open our doors and show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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3 Days To Go Until Our Spring Show

IMG_6643In 3 days time, we open our doors and show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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4 Days To Go, Until Our Spring Show

oncidium

In 4 days time, we open our doors and show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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5 Days To Go – Until Our Spring Show

miltonia horelianaIn 5 days time, we open our doors and show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

 

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Dracula’s return might only be 2 weeks away!

dracula wallisiiThe genus Dracula orchid is comprised from about a hundred species native to Central and South America. Its name is derived from the Latin dracula, which means little dragon, in reference to the strange, sinister appearance of the flowers. The names chosen for species such as Dracula diabola, D. gorgona and D. vampira unjustly stress the perceived ‘nasty nature’ of these fascinating and rather beautiful orchid flowers. Draculas are mostly found in moist forest country areas between Mexico and Peru, but can also be grown in Australia.

This specimen of Dracula was flowering this time last year and part of our display. You may be able to see an example when we open our doors and show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

Enjoy our countdown 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 , 3, 2, … There’s much more to explore!, 2, … There’s much more to explore!

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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The Countdown Continues: It’s only 3 Weeks to go…

pleionies

pleionies

These are incredibly beautiful flowering orchid plants and known as: Pleiones.

Pleiones (pronounced plea-own-ease) are native orchids found in the mountains of the Himalayas, southern China and Taiwan. Most species enjoy cool conditions and are suited to cultivation in a cool semi-shaded location in Melbourne gardens. Pleiones are annual plants, dying down in late autumn to leave one or more bulbs. These remain dormant until early spring, when the new growth begins. For further information on Pleiones, see our Pleione Orchid Care page.

See examples of these exotic flowering plants at our Spring Show on 17-18 September, 2016.

This is why we open our doors, show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

Enjoy our countdown 10, 9, 8, 7, , 6, 5, 4 , 3, … There’s much more to explore!

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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Angel Orchids Are So Serene

It’s now only four weeks to go before Southern Suburbs Orchid Society shines with its Annual Spring Show celebrations.

It is here that you are likely to see some great examples of Coelogynes  or Angel Orchids which range over more than 100 species and can be found in India, southern China, the Philippines, Vietnam and down the Malay peninsula through the Indonesian islands through Borneo and New Guinea. They are mostly found growing epiphytically on trees in their natural habitat, but some are lithophytes which grow on rocks. Pseudobulbs are always present and in some species attain large dimensions. The flowers are produced  singly or in pairs of threes or in long multi-florous racemes.

To find out more about these orchids, see our Coelogynes page.

coelogyne unchained melody

coelogyne unchained melody

This is why we open our doors, show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

Enjoy our countdown 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 … There’s much more to explore!

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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Sarc it to me!

The power of five!

This week we are well into the Games of the XXXI Olympiad or 2016 Olympics from Rio. The Olympics are well represented by its Flag featuring the five Olympic rings.  Five “Golden Rings” are featured in the Christmas song “Twelve Days of Christmas“‘ we have five senses; and we are now only five weeks away to our very own “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza.”

This week we will focus on the Sarcochilus. Most Sarcochilus (pronounced Sar-co-kyle-us) orchids are native to Australia; with only one species being found overseas. The most widely grown species (Sarcochilus hartmannii, S. fitzgeraldii and S. ceciliae) grow on rocks in the areas of New South Wales or Queensland. However all three of these species grow happily in pots in Melbourne shade houses. For more information see our special Sarcochilus page.

sarcochilus red the globe

sarcochilus “red the globe”

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Club Logo

Expect to see many examples of Sarcochilus orchids at our upcoming event. This is why we open our doors, show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

“High Five” – Enjoy our countdown 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,  … There’s much more to explore!

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society:  Website | About UsContact Us | Facebook |Twitter

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