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. The following are highlights from the SSOS stand at the 24th Annual Melbourne Orchid Spectacular “Experience the Beauty of Orchids“, which was held on Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August, 2017 at the Boxhall Pavilion, KCC Park, 655 Westernport Highway, Skye.
- Above: Champion Cymbidium – Small Flower – Hybrid (Non-commercial), (1st) Small Cymbidium Flower – Hybrid Pure Colour Type and, Small Cymbidium Flower – Hybrid Specimen (min 6 interflorescences) | Sarah Jean ‘Jennifer’ (T. Liston)
- Above: (2nd) Large Cymbidium Flower – Hybrid Predominantly Brown | Khan Flame ‘Tuscany’ (K. Nathan)
- Above: (1st) Large Cymbidium Flower – Hybrid Predominantly Red and (2nd) Large Cymbidium Flower – Hybrid Specimen (min 4 interflorescences) | Blazing Fury ‘Deep Throat’ (C&A Scerri)
- Above: (1st) Small Cymbidium Flower – Hybrid Predominantly Red| Sue x Beacon Fire (F&H Formica)
- Above: (1st) Small Cymbidium Flower Hybrid Pastel or Blush | Strathbraan Cooksbridge ‘Purity’ (F&H Formica)
- Above: (1st) Miniature Cluster Laeliinae Hybrid (less than 70mm) | Laeliocattleya Hsinying Excell (E. Kelly)
- Above: (2nd) Masdevallia Hybrid – Predominantly Pink | Carol Tarlow ‘Beenak’ (S. Nash)
Congratulations to all SSOS Club winners and competitors who helped with our display and members who volunteered their time and helping hands to make the OSCOV Show to be nothing less than a ‘Spectacular’.
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