Orchid of the Month | Lycastes

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Lycaste hybrid Lasioglossa x Kooleana

These cool-growing orchids are found mainly in temperate regions of Mexico and South America and are therefore well suited to Melbourne’s climate… By contrast our winters are wet and therefore protection from rain and a reduction in watering during winter is essential to simulate the Lycaste’s natural growth cycle”.

Learn more about these orchids and their culture on our Lycaste Orchid Culture page.

See images of Lycastes in our Other Genera photo gallery.

  • For further information about orchid care at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) or membership enquiries, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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25 Years On, and We Are Still Celebrating

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Cymbidium Kimberley Splash ‘Tee Pee’

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is approaching and SSOS will celebrate the December meeting with a wonderful festive feast. Members and their guests are invited to the End of Year Annual Dinner on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 commencing at 6:30 p.m. for a 7.00 p.m start.

The night begins with pre-dinner drinks and nibbles, followed by dinner provided by SSOS and its members.

The Club will provide hot roast lamb, chicken, potatoes and vegetables. Members are encouraged to supplement the feast by providing salads and sweets for all to share.

  • Please remember to provide your own crockery, cutlery, drinks and drinking glasses.
  • After dinner, the presentation of the major competition winners for 2017 will be announced including the:

Winners of Novice, Intermediate and Open categories along with the winner of the Lobb Trophy for 2017.

  • There is no cost to members (including all our new members) for the dinner. Friends of members are most welcome to attend at $10 per head.

Bring a friend, bring many

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SSOS 25th (Silver) Anniversary Dinner

We had a wonderful night at Piazza Vercelli on Thursday 17th August to celebrate 25 years since the formation of Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, (SSOS), a member of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV).

Our esteemed guests for the night were Julian Coker, the founding President and now Patron of OSCOV; and his wife and business partner Frances; who were able to join us, as was their son and current OSCOV President Michael Coker. Julian was also a founding member of SSOS and several other Victorian clubs.

We also took advantage of the 25th Anniversary occasion to award our esteemed original SSOS member Robert Harrison, with an OSCOV Medal for his outstanding contribution to our Club over the past 25 years. Bob joined in December 1992 and has been a committee member for over 20 years.

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Orchid of the Month | Zygopetalums

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Zygopetalum Gacauve

The Zygopetalum genus contains over 20 species. The majority are terrestrial and rarely epiphytic or lithophytic. They are mostly from tropical South America, Paraguay, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia with the most species found in Brazil. They have large racemes with big ornamental blooms which can be both erect or arching. They are frequently perfumed and produce rounded pseudobulbs with long and narrow leaves.

Learn more about these orchids and their culture on our Zygopetalum Orchid Culture page.

See also our Zygopetalum photo gallery.

  • For further information about orchid care at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) or membership enquiries, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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Nice Leaf | Shame About the Sepal

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Masdevallia Maculata x Macrura

Not saying it,  but what do judges really think when examining a variety of orchids during club competition?

  • Do they think “Nice leaf, shame about the sepal?”  or is there more to it?

Within club competition, there are three judging categories (Novice, Intermediate and Open levels). There are also genera categories within these three levels (such as Cymbidium species/hybrid, Australian native species, and many more) which judges assign merit points to worthy plants.

  • If you have ever wondered why your plant or someone else’s which you think was worthy of a prize and did not receive one; you need to come to this session. and find out what judges look for.
  • Our guest speaker Barry Larkin, is one of the accredited OSCOV judges, who will not only provide some insights into What Judges Look For, but also provide some advice on preparation and presentation to make your orchids “shine“.

When:  Wednesday 1st November, 2017 – 8.00 p.m. start
Where: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are included. Feel free to ‘bring a plate’.

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

Early session: This is run by our erstwhile Show Marshal Bob Harrison. Bring along your questions and/or problem plants. This session will start at 7:30 p.m.

  • For regular members – Don’t forget to bring along your Cymbidium seedling for the monthly recall of Intense Gold  x Mem John Harris.

Visitors and interested guests are always welcome, so remember to bring a friend – bring many!

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Winner of SSOS September 2017 – Popular Vote

Dendrobium aemulum ‘Pole Star’

Dendrobium aemulum ‘Pole Star’

The Popular Vote winner for the SSOS September, 2017 meeting was awarded to a novice member who ‘benched’ this beautiful flowering Dendrobium aemulum ‘Pole Star’.

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Orchid of the Month | Cymbidiums

Due to the very cold and prolonged winter in Victoria, many Cymbidium orchids were late to flower, relying on the warmth and sunlight to help them bloom.

But, did you know that Cymbidiums are the easiest of all orchids to grow and they are the most widely grown orchid. Most species come from Asia and their range extends from India and Japan down to Australia which has three species. The majority grow at high altitudes whee warm humid days and cool nights are common in Summer with cool, dry conditions during Winter. There are over 50 species and thousands of hybrids available.

Learn more about these orchids and their culture on our Cymbidium Orchid Culture page.

See also our Cymbidium photo gallery.

  • For further information about orchid care at Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) or membership enquiries, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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How To Make an AGM Exciting

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Sarcochilus Fiesta – an example of what might be auctioned

Our October meeting will be held on Wednesday, 4th October.

Although it is our Annual General Meeting (AGM), we know how to make it exciting and ensure our members and potential new members have a great night. After the AGM (we keep it quick and simple), we know how to enliven the meeting.

We hold an in-house auction for our members, to purchase some interesting, versatile and different orchids, which can both challenge and enhance existing collections. Strictly cash only.

For regular members – Don’t forget to bring along your Cymbidium seedling for the monthly recall of Intense Gold  x Mem John Harris.

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

When:  Wednesday 4th October, 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

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Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, Sunday 17 September is the Last Day of Our Spring Show

The Greatest Show on Earth – The Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Annual Spring Show will end on Sunday, 17th September. Hours: 10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m.

The SSOS Annual Spring Show 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.

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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It’s Show Time!

Cattleya Dalsmorizia x Burdekia Bells

Cattleya Dalsmorizia x Burdekia Bells

Laelias –  are so ‘showy’ and they know it. They are also 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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