BENCHED WINNERS MAY 2018
Benched Winners in each category

Judges First Choice

C. Interglossa. Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

C. Interglossa. Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Judges considered this plant the best of all placed on the benches for the meeting.

The flowers while quite striking with the deep magenta spotting on a bright pink background were of good form and substance.

Judges Second Choice

Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star. Grower: C. & H. Barker

Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star. Grower: C. & H. Barker

This beautifully presented plant of excellent culture could have easily won the first place as there was little between the two plants.

The grower was rewarded with an array of more than twenty four flowers across the entire plant.

Judges Third Choice

Rlc. Malworth ‘ Orchid Glade'.  Grower: G. & E. Markcrow.

Rlc. Malworth ‘ Orchid Glade’.  Grower: G. & E. Markcrow.

The popularity of this plant has not waned over the past thirty years. It presents well and has the attractiveness of the deep strong yellow  colour.

It does not have the fullness of some of the breeding  we see today but it can still hold its own among exhibition cattleyas.

Member’s Choice

Den. Pearl Vera. Grower: S. Cavalea

Den. Pearl Vera. Grower: S. Cavalea

This plant was the most favoured by the members who voted for the one they liked best among all shown on the benches for the meeting.

The flowers are very pleasing with the contrasting white tips on the sepals against the solid pink petals, added to this the racemes made it quite showy.

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Rlc. Malworth ‘Orchidglade’

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Plant: Rlc. Malworth 'Orchidglade'

Cattleya Compact

Plant: C. Memoria Robert Strait ‘ Redlands ‘

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Plant: C. Memoria Robert Strait ' Redlands '

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: C. Interglossa

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Plant: C. Interglossa

Paphiopedlum

Plant: Paph. Maudiae ‘ Commander ‘ x ‘ Los Osos ‘

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Plant: Paph. Maudiae ' Commander ' x ' Los Osos '

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Dal’s Classic x Den.Aster Nova ‘ Asteroid’

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Plant: Den. Dal's Classic x Den.Aster Nova ' Asteroid'

Any other genera

Plant: Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Plant: Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star

Novice

Plant: Den. Flying High ‘Hawaii’

Grower: Cedric

Plant: Den. Flying High 'Hawaii'

Floral Art

Theme: Using Triangles

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

Theme: Using Triangles

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Banghuntian Gold x V. Peggy Foo

Grower: R. Kerr

Plant: V. Banghuntian Gold x V. Peggy Foo

Oncidium

Plant: Onc. Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance’

Grower: R. Mollee

Plant: Onc. Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance'

Australian native

Plant: Den. affine

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Plant: Den. affine

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. Alice

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Plant: Den. Alice

Species

Plant: L. anceps

Grower: R. Kerr

Plant: L. anceps