Newsflash: Members on the Move

Gastrorchis Framcoissii

Gastrorchis francoissii

There was a scurry of activity over the weekend when quite a few members of Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) took up the offer to see the Orchid Species Society of Victoria (OSSV) annual Orchid sale and display at the Whitehorse Horticultural Centre, Forest Hill. Our gad-about spy heard that most members walked away with some new additions to add to their existing and exotic orchid collections. Well done to the members of the OSSV for putting on a great day! Above and below are some beautiful examples of late summer flowering orchid species which grow in cooler climates.

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Maxillaria triloris

SSOS members will have the advantage of learning about other great events, visits and shows which will occur during 2017 in Victoria in which we will have the opportunity to visit and see.

  • Visit our Whats On page to find out some of our activities.
  • Want to know more about these events?

Come along to our next Club meeting on Wednesday 5th April, 2017 at the N.G. Wishart Senior Citizen’s Centre (Southern Suburbs Orchid Society) – “Where Friends Meet”.

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Well, Sarc it to me!

sarcochilus red the globeFor those of you who couldn’t get to it or didn’t know about it, you missed a great talk about sarcochilus orchids, or ‘sarcs’ for short.

One of the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society’s Committee members gave a presentation at our March meeting on the cultivation, nurture and enjoyment of growing these gorgeous miniature flowering members of the epiphytic orchid family which are endemic to Northern and Eastern Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea and Vanuatu. The presentation also included a live repotting demonstration, focussing on the finer details and intricacies of using a variety of potting mix components to enhance your plants growth and flowering success.

In the early session, one of our most learned members provided a demonstration on how to divide and repot a large cymbidium Tiny Tiger x Sarah Jean ‘Peach’ – a gift that was provided to the Club by the previous month’s guest speaker. This division resulted in 3 glorious cymbidium plants which were raffled to attending Club members.

  • Club members were encouraged to bring in last year’s Cymbidium club seedling – Intense Gold x Mem John Harris. These were compared and contrasted by all attendees and so far, all plants appear to be progressing well.
  • Our next Club meeting is on 5th April, 2017 where we will have a bevy of speakers who will reveal many a secret or personal tip that will help your endevours with orchid care!

For further details about how to join us, you can  Contact Us, Follow Us or Read all About Us at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. – “Where friends meet.

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The Mixed Orchid Collection – A Session Not to be Missed

pink cymbidiumThe Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except January) at the N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin, (Melways Ref.77 D6) in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

On Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 we are proud to announce that our first guest speaker for the year is Geoff Bailey.

Geoff will provide a presentation on  “The Mixed Orchid Collection – Beware the Bug!”. This is an important session for both Cymbidium and all other orchid growers, because:

  • The warmer time of the year (such as now) introduces many new bugs that just love fresh growth.

About the presenter:

  • Geoff has a good knowledge of orchids in general, but specializes mostly in Cymbidiums.
  • He is a long term member of the Cymbidium Orchid Society (COS).
  • He conducts Beginners Classes at the monthly meetings for the COS and also works at Collectors Corner at Gardenworld.

Members, guests and non-members are encouraged to come along to hear Geoff and his fascinating topic.

Meeting commences at 8.00 pm. Further details can be obtained from our About Us page.

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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.

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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’.

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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’.

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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’.

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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’

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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’.

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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!

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