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BENCHED WINNERS JUNE 2018
July, 11, 2018

Judges First Choice

Ddc. convallariaeforme var. convallariaeforme Grower: S. Addison

Ddc. convallariaeforme var. convallariaeforme Grower: S. Addison

Judges had no hesitation in nominating this plant as their pick for the best of all entered on the benches. It displayed well shaped fresh flowers on racemes around the entire plant. The delightful twists of the flowers on the stems makes this a very desirable one.

Judges Second Choice

Den. superbiens  Grower: R. Mollee

Den. superbiens  Grower: R. Mollee

This was a very good example of a quality Australian native hybrid. The shape was excellent showing very wide segments and the deep colour made it a very eye catching plant.

Judges Third Choice

Colm. Wildcat  Grower: J. Lamont

Colm. Wildcat  Grower: J. Lamont

A nicely presented plant with a good display of well shaped flowers. The attractive point of note was the labellums which did not display the usual twists which this hybrid tends to have.

Member’s Choice

Rsc. Taiwan Ruby 'Sun #6'  Grower: R. Kerr

Rsc. Taiwan Ruby ‘Sun #6’  Grower: R. Kerr

The members made this one their choice from all the benched plants . No doubt the clear bright yellow petals and sepals with the bright contrasting red labellum was the attraction to this plant.

 

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Rlc. Burdekin Bells ‘Rosco’

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Rlc. Burdekin Bells 'Rosco'

Cattleya Compact

Plant: C. Royal Beau ‘ Alex L’

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

C. Royal Beau ' Alex L'

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: Rlc. Shing Shiang Diamond

Rlc. Shing Shiang Diamond

Paphiopedlum

Plant: Paph. Madiotianum

Grower: C. & H. Barker

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Phalaenopsis

Plant: Phal. Tinny White

Grower: R. Mollee

Phal. Tinny White

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Wee Mary

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Den. Wee Mary

Any other genera

Plant: Cycd. Jumbo Puff

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Cycd. Jumbo Puff

Novice

Plant: Unknown

Grower: Cedric

Unknown

Floral Art

Theme: Touch of Frost

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

Theme: Touch of Frost

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Unknown

Grower: P. Young

V. Unknown

Oncidium

Plant: Colm. Wildcat

Grower: J. Lamont

Colm. Wildcat

Australian native

Plant: Den. speciosum var. capricornicum 

Grower: O. Sengstock

 Den. speciosum var. capricornicum 

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. superbiens

Grower: R. Mollee

Den. superbiens

Species

Plant: Ddc. convallariaeforme var. convallariaeforme

 

Grower: S. Addison

Ddc. convallariaeforme var. convallariaeforme

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BENCHED WINNERS MAY 2018
June, 13, 2018

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

 

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BENCHED WINNERS APRIL 2018
May, 8, 2018

Judges First Choice

Sc. Dal’s Tradition. Grower: B. & S. Brown

A nicely presented exhibition Cattleya but the judges were of the opinion the plant was incorrectly named. Most likely the plant is Sc. Dal’s Choice.

Judges Second Choice

Den. Dal’s Stunner x Kultana ‘ Lou ‘  Grower: R. Mollee

This well shaped pristine white raceme of unblemished flowers was very attractive to the eye.

Judges Third Choice

C. Little Suzie. Grower: R. Mollee

One of the older clusters but always pleases with a display of well shaped flowers.

Member’s Choice

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

This well-grown plant was the most popular among members for the April meeting.

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Sc. Dal’s Tradition

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Cattleya Compact

Plant: Sc. Dal’s Tradition

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: C. Little Suzie

Grower: R. Mollee

Paphiopedlum

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

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Phalaenopsis

Plant: Dor. pulcherrima

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Dal’s Stunner x Kultana ‘ Lou ‘

Grower: R. Mollee

Any other genera

Plant: Phrag. Noirmont ‘ An ‘

Grower: K. & M. Cooper

Novice

Plant: Onc. Unknown

Grower: E. Aubrey

Floral Art

Theme: Eastern Influence

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

* No Image available

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Fuchs Rosy Charm ‘Christine’

Grower: R. Kerr

Oncidium

Plant: Onc. Sharry Baby ‘ Red Fantasy ‘

Grower: R. Mollee

Australian native

Plant: Den. bigibbum var superbum ‘ Ray’s Best ‘ x ‘ Timberlea ‘

Grower: R. Mollee

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. Topaz Dream ‘ Sweet ‘

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Species

Plant: C. bowringiana var. albescence

Grower: R. Kerr

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BENCHED WINNERS MARCH 2018
April, 10, 2018

Judges First Choice

Rth. Jungle Jumbalaya Grower: C. & H. Barker

A well presented plant with eye catching displays of cluster spotted flowers. The deep burgundy spots contrasted against the pale pink base colour. Many favourable comments were passed about the attractiveness of this plant.

Judges Second Choice

Den. Buttercup Grower: R. Mollee

The spectacular colour of the flowers on this delightful plant created plenty of attention. It was a first flowering so it will be one very much looked forwarded to on its next showing.

Judges Third Choice

V. Fuchs Rosy Charm ‘ Christine ‘ Grower: R. Kerr

The judges were impressed with this plant on the Vandacious section. The attractive well shaped rounded flowers in bright orange made an impressive display.

Member’s Choice

Rth. Jungle Jumbalaya Grower: C. & H. Barker

As noted in the Judges Choice comments the members agreed that this plant deserved the title of best plant benched at the meeting.

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Rsc. Glenn Maidment ‘Southern Cross’

Grower: G. Markcrow

Cattleya Compact

Plant: Rth. Deception Variable

Grower: G. Markcrow

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: Rth. Jungle Jumbalaya

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Phalaenopsis

Plant: Phal. John’s Second

Grower: R. Mollee

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Buttercup

Grower: R. Mollee

Any other genera

Plant: Phrag. Noirmont

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Novice

Plant: Den. Little Gem

Grower: Cedric

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Floral Art

Theme: Shades of Autumn

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Fuchs Rosy Charm ‘Christine’

Grower: R. Kerr

Oncidium

Plant: Tol. Liz ‘ Full Moon ‘

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Australian native

Plant: Den. bigibbum ‘ Traditional ‘

Grower: O.Sengstock

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. John’s Charm

Grower: G. Markcrow

Species

Plant: C. tenebrosia

Grower: B. & S. Brown

 

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Benched Winners February 2018
March, 3, 2018

Judges First Choice

Ascda. Banghuntianntian Gold x Asctm. miniatum 'KBR'

Ascda. Banghuntianntian Gold x Asctm. miniatum ‘KBR’  Grower: S Addison

Judges had no difficulty selecting the best plant on the benches as this one was the standout.  The inflorescence stood above the plant and the flowers were all in perfect form conically displayed around the stem. All the well rounded vibrant flowers were clear, clean and fresh and very eye catching.

Judges Second Choice

C. intermedia var. aquinii

C. intermedia var. aquinii  Grower: R. Mollee

This is an exceptional example of the intermedia orchid family . The plant supported four flowers of equal size and form which displayed beautiful colouration.

Judges Third Choice

Slc. Katherine Clarkson x Rlc. Sunspots 'SVO Best' 

Slc. Katherine Clarkson x Rlc. Sunspots ‘SVO Best’   Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

The coloured segments overlaid with the deep red purple spots made this the most striking plant in the hall. Members made a lots of favourable comments about the attractiveness of this plant.

Member’s Choice

Milt. Bluntii 

Milt. Bluntii   Grower: C. & H. Barker

The members by popular vote saw this plant as their preferred best plant on the benches for the
evening. The dark striking deep colour was very attractive and no doubt proved to be the favourite
by the participants.

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Roth. Dal’s Girl ‘Aerial’

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

: Roth. Dal's Girl 'Aerial'

Cattleya Compact

Plant: C. Louise ‘Georgia’

Grower: B. & S. Brown

 C. Louise 'Georgia'

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: Slc. Katherine Clarkson x Rlc. Sunspots ‘SVO Best’

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Slc. Katherine Clarkson x Rlc. Sunspots 'SVO Best'

Phalaenopsis

Plant: Phal. Tinny White

Grower: R. Mollee

 Phal. Tinny White

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Blue Planet

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Den. Blue Planet

Any other genera

Plant: Ctsm. Penang ‘Black Night’ x Ctsm. Orchidglade ‘David Ranches’

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

 Ctsm. Penang 'Black Night' x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'David Ranches'

Novice

Plant: C. Sea Breeze

Grower: E. Aubrey

C. Sea Breeze

Floral Art

Theme: Be my Valentine

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

Be my Valentine

Vandaceous

Plant: Ascda. Banghuntian Gold x Asctm. miniatum ‘KBR’

Grower: S. Addison

Ascda. Banghuntian Gold x Asctm. miniatum 'KBR'

Oncidium

Plant: Onc. Aka Baby ‘ Raspberry Chocolate ‘

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Onc. Aka Baby ' Raspberry Chocolate '

Australian native

Plant: Den. Ron Falvey x Rammisra

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

 Den. Ron Falvey x Rammisra

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. canaliculatum x discolour x bloomfeildii

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Den. canaliculatum x discolour x bloomfeildii

Species

Plant: C. intermedia var. aquinii

Grower: R. Mollee

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Benched Winners November 2017
November, 30, 2017

Judges First Choice

Mps. Breathless ‘Brilliance’  Grower :  R. Mollee

There was no hesitation with the judges in deciding this plant should be awarded the best specimen from all the plants benched at the meeting. Sometimes referred to as the water fall orchid because of the design colouration on the labelum somewhat like cascading water.

The sheer colour contrasts and shape of the flowers makes it so appealing and added to this the number of flowers and buds made it an orchid to behold.

Judges Second Choice

Coel. pandurata  Grower: J. Tweedell

Credit must go to the owner of this orchid being a newer member for presenting this plant in such good culture and flower.

The flowers were clear and fresh all displayed evenly along the stem on both racemes.

Judges Third Choice

Den. Alice’s Rainbow   Grower: S. Addison

The flowers were beautifully displayed circling the stem and held high above the plant. The colour combinations and the deep contrasting lip enhanced the overall appeal of this orchid.

Member’s Choice

Mps. Breathless ‘Brilliance’  Grower: R. Mollee

The members agreed with the judges and selected this plant also as the best tabled orchid in the hall.

 

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Rlc. Capricorn Charm ‘Moorooka’

Grower: R. Kerr

Cattleya Compact

Plant: Rly. Red Stella ‘Hildos’

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: Grt. Why Not ‘Round About’ x self

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Paphiopedlum

Plant: Paph. Maudiae ‘Claudia’ x Los Osos

Grower: C. & H. Barker

Phalaenopsis

Plant: Phal. amabalis x Yu-Pin Easter Island ‘Warrigal’

Grower: R. Mollee

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Alice’s Rainbow

Grower: S. Addison

Any other genera

Plant: Eny. Middleburg ‘Maj’

Grower: S.  Addison

Novice

Plant: Coel. pandurata

Grower: J. Tweedell

Floral Art

Theme: A Christmas Basket

Creator: M. & N. Donsky

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Banghuntian Gold x V. miniata ‘KBR’

Grower: S. Addison

Oncidium

Plant: Mps. Breathless ‘Brilliance’

Grower: R. Mollee

Australian native

Plant: Sarc. ceciliae

Grower: O. Senstock

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. canaliculatum x Den. tangerinum

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Species

Plant: Onc. sphacelatum

Grower: B. & M. Byrnes

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Benched Winners October 2017
October, 22, 2017

Judges First Choice

Den. densiflorum  Grower: L. & M. Lobley

Judges Second Choice

Onc. Space Race “Total Gold” Grower: S. Addison

Judges Third Choice

C. Flame Thrower “Justine” Grower: K. & M. Cooper

Member’s Choice

Phrag. Eric-Young x Fisheri  Grower: C. & H. Barker

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: C. Hazel Boyd

Grower: B.& M. Byrnes

Cattleya Compact

Plant: C. Royal Beau ‘Alex’

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: C. Flame Thrower “Justine”

Grower: K. & M. Cooper

Paphiopedlum

Plant: Paph. St Swithin ‘Sunnybank’ x “John”

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Phalaenopsis

Plant: Phal. Otago Raspberry Leopard Gigi

Grower: M. & B. Byrnes

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Dendrobium

Plant: Den. mousmee

Grower: K. & M. Cooper

Any other genera

Plant: Epi. Unknown

Grower: S.  Cavalea

Novice

Plant: Phal. Unknown

Grower: P. Kelly

Floral Art

Theme: Loop the Loop

Creator: S. Cavalea

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Fuchs Rosy Charm ‘Christina’

Grower: R. Kerr

Oncidium

Plant: Onc. Space Race “Total Gold”

Grower: S. Addison

Australian native

Plant: Bulb. globuliform

Grower: O. Senstock

Species

Plant: Den. densiflorum

Grower: L. & M. Lobley

 

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Benched Winners September 2017
September, 18, 2017

Judges First Choice

C. intermedia var aquinii

C. intermedia var aquinii  Grower: R. Mollee

This plant deservedly won the best tabled plant at the meeting.

The superb shape, colour and size of the flowers was a standout amongst all benched plants.

It consistently flowers the same top quality due to the culture of the plant by the owner.

Judges Second Choice

Den. Delicatum

Den. Delicatum  Grower: B. & S. Brown

A plant approaching specimen size was a worthy winner of second place in Judges Choice.

The clear white unblemished flowers in abundance was a real eye catcher and will get progressively better as the plant matures.

Judges Third Choice

C. intermedia

C. intermedia  Grower: J. Henry

This plant was tabled in the Novice Section and though it was grown by a more inexperienced member it was good enough to fill the third place of all orchids benched.

It is one of the line bred C. intermedia which came to prominence a few years ago and has been a huge step up in shape.

Member’s Choice

Ctt. Fire Gem ' Jacinta '

Ctt. Fire Gem ‘Jacinta’   Grower:  G. Marcrow

The members voted this plant as their choice for the best plant on display. It is quite obvious how their decision was reached as it is a very vibrant orange base colour with contrasting red colouration on the petal and lip.

Being a cluster type is all the more pleasing as the additional heads of flowers is so striking and eye catching it appeals to everyone.

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Benched Winners August 2017
August, 20, 2017

Judges First Choice

Ddc. stenophyllum  Grower: L. & M. Lobley

A beautifully grown and presented plant by one of our members who is a species enthusiast and has won many prizes on the show bench for years.

The overall display showing many blooms round the entire plant indicates it has been grown under ideal conditions by an experienced grower.

All the flowers were in perfect condition and the plant well deserved the judges accolade.

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Benched Winners July 2017
July, 23, 2017

Judges First Choice

Rlc. Miya's Passion

Rlc. Miya’s Passion  Grower: C. & H. Barker

This plant was one which caught every ones eye with its deep coloured spots on a canary yellow background

A beautiful novelty orchid which would take pride of place in any orchid house.

 

Judges Second Choice

Ddc. wenzelii

Ddc. wenzelii  Grower: S. Addison

A beautifully presented plant illustration good culture and growing conditions.

Inflorescences were surrounding the entire plant which is desirable for this type of plant.

 

Judges Third Choice & Member’s Choice

Paph. John Francis x Night Arrow

Paph. John Francis x Night Arrow Grower: C. & H. Barker

A magnificent deep claret coloured  Paphiopedlum.

It was easy to see why the members chose this plant for their vote as the best orchid on all the benches. The flower is quite stunning displaying near claret or black red colour, unfortunately the photo does not replicate the true colour. The shape is quite good and it is certain this one will see its way on to the show benches in the future.

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