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Benched winners November 2019
November, 16, 2019

Judges first choice.

Ascda. Ashley Lowe ‘ Cerise Pink’.

Ascda. Ashley Lowe ' Cerise Pink'.

A lot of quality in this plant.
Grower. S. Addison.

 

Judges second choice.

Max. tenuifolia

Max. tenuifolia

Plenty of flowers resulting from good culture.
 Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Judges third choice.

Den. Gatton Sunray.

Den. Gatton Sunray.

Lots to admire with this plant.
Grower. B.and S. Brown.

 

Members choice.

Den. Gatton Sunray.

Den. Gatton Sunray.

Members identified this as their choice for best orchid tabled.
Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya Compact.

C. Katherine Clarkson ‘Svo’ x Rlc. Sun Spots ‘Svo Best’

C. Katherine Clarkson 'Svo' x Rlc. Sun Spots 'Svo Best'

Grower. B.and S. Brown.

 

Cattleya any other.

C. intermedia x Epi. Burdekin Bells ‘Bumble Bee’

C. intermedia x Epi. Burdekin Bells 'Bumble Bee'

Grower. W. Semple.

 

Phaleanopsis.

Phal. Sunlands ‘Miracle Tarzan’ x Sunlands ‘Golden Miracle’

 

Phal. Sunlands 'Miracle Tarzan' x Sunlands 'Golden Miracle'

Grower C. and D. Noy.

 

Paphiopedlum.

Paph. Prime Child ‘ Montville’

Paph. Prime Child ' Montville'

Grower. C. and D. Noy.

 

Dendrobium.

Den. Gattan Sunray.

Den. Gattan Sunray.

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Any other Genera.

E. Oakland.

E. Oakland.

Grower. R. Mollee.

 

Novice.

Den. discolour.

Den. discolour.

Grower. L. Holt.

 

Floral arrangement.

Theme '  The night before Christmas'

Theme ‘  The night before Christmas’

Owner. N. Donsky.

 

Vandacious.

Ascda. Ashley Lowe ‘Cerise Pink’

Ascda. Ashley Lowe 'Cerise Pink'

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Oncidiums.

Onc. Ruth’s Rainbow

Onc. Ruth's Rainbow 

Grower. J. Lamont.

 

 

Australian Natives.

Den. wassellii.

.Den. wassellii.

 

Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Species.

Max. tenuifolia

Max. tenuifolia

Grower. R. Kerr.

 

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Benched winners October 2019
October, 15, 2019

Judges first choice.

Den. Mousmee.

Den. Mousmee.

A nice example of this popular plant.
Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Judges second choice.

Rll. digbyana.

B. digbyana.

Always a crowd pleaser with its frilly labelum.
Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Judges third choice.

Jkf. Apple Blossom

Jkf. Apple Blossom

Well presented racemes of appealing flowers.
Grower.C. and H. Barker.

 

Members choice.

Gur. skinneri.

Gur. skinneri.

Very floriferous specimen.
Grower. R.Kerr.

 

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

Rlc. Malworth ‘ Orchidglade’

Rlc. Malworth 'Orchidglade'

Grower. M. and B. Byrnes.

 

Cattleya Compact.

C. Walkeriana ‘Kenny’ x ‘Puanani’.

C. Walkeriana 'Kenny' x 'Puanani'.

Grower. J. and H. Rutter.

 

Cattleya any other.

Jkf. Apple Blossom.

Jkf. Apple Blossom.

Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Phalaenopsis.

Phal. Unknown.

Phal. Unknown.

Grower. M. and B. Byrnes.

 

Dendrobium.

Den. Mousmee.

 

Den. Mousmee.

Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Any other Genera.

Phcal.Schrodriana.

Phcal.Schrodriana.

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Novice.

Onc. Unknown.

Onc. Unknown.

Grower. M. Cole.

 

Floral arrangement.

Theme Horizontal. 

Theme Horizontal.

N. Donsky.

 

Vandacious.

Ascda. Yip Sum Wah ‘ King Red’.

Ascda. Yip Sum Wah ' King Red'.

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Oncidiums.

Brs. Rex ‘Sakata’

Brs. Rex 'Sakata'

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Australian Natives.

Den. kingianum.

Den. kingianum.

Grower. N. Donsky.

 

Australian Native Hybrid.

Den. Rachelle Simpson ‘ Helix’

Misnamed, could be Den. discolour.

Den. Rachelle Simpson ' Helix' (Misnamed could be Den. discolour)

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Species.

Rll. digbyana.

B. digbyana.

Grower. R. Kerr.

 

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Benched winners September 2019
September, 17, 2019

Judges first choice.

Rlc. Crb’s Morning Bells

Rlc. Crb's Morning Bells

A well presented quality cattleya.
Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Judges second choice.

Ctt. Fire Gem ‘ Jacinta’.

Ctt. Fire Gem ' Jacinta'.

Attractively coloured cluster.
Grower. S. Addison.

 

Judges third choice.

Epi. Topaz Buttercup ‘ Beacon’

Epi. Topaz Buttercup ' Beacon'

Delightfully fresh and clear with good shape.
Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Members choice.

Rth. Goldenminima.

Rth. Goldenminima.

The members liked this as best plant benched.
Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

Rlc. Crb’s Morning Bells.

Rlc. Crb's Morning Bells

Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Cattleya Compact.

C. Mem. Robert Strait ‘Redland’

C. Mem. Robert Strait 'Redland'

Grower. J. and H. Rutter.

 

Cattleya any other.

Ctt. Fire Gem ‘Jacinta’

Ctt. Fire Gem 'Jacinta'

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Phalaenopsis.

Phal. Unknown.

Phal. Unknown.

Grower. A. Nakamura.

 

Any other Genera.

Epi. Topaz Butterball ‘ Beacon’.

Epi. Topaz Buttercup ' Beacon'.

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Floral arrangement.

Theme. Welcome to Spring.

Theme. Welcome to Spring.

L. and J. Abate.

 

Vandacious.

Mkra. Chao Praya Sunset.

Mkra. Chao Praya Sunset.

Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Oncidiums.

Mkra. Chao Praya Sunset.

Mkra. Chao Praya Sunset.

Grower. M. Connor.

 

Species.

Max. sanguinea.

Max. sanguinea.

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Australian Natives.

Den. tetragonum.

Den. tetragonum.

Grower. O. Sengstock.

 

Australian Native Hybrid.

Den. Australian Rhubarb Pie x speciosum.

Den. Australian Rhubarb Pie x speciosum.

Grower. O. Sengstock.

 

 

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Benched winners August 2019
August, 19, 2019

Judges first choice.

Rlc. Cordalba Snow.

Rlc. Cordalba Snow

A classic exhibition cattleya.
Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Judges second choice.

Ddc. glumaceum

Ddc. glumaceum

Good culture rewarded.
Grower.B.and S. Brown.

 

Judges third choice.

Odcdm.Succulus ‘ Night Shift’

Odcdm.Succulus ' Night Shift'

A nice raceme of dark black red flowers.
Grower. M. Connor.

 

Members choice.

V. Pachara Delight ‘ Blue’

V. Pachara Delight ' Blue'

Very eye catching deep blue.
Grower. S. Addison.

 

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya

Rlc. Cordalba Snow.

Rlc. Cordalba Snow.

Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Cattleya Compact.

C. Lana Coryell

C. Lana Coryell

Grower. J. Rutter.

 

Cattleya any other.

Ctt. Trick or Treat x sibling.

Ctt. Trick or Treat x sibling.

Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Paphiopedulum.

Paph. Clary Web.

Paph. Clary Web.

Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Phalaenopsis.

Dtps. Sogo Diamond ‘ Sogo’

Dtps. Sogo Diamond ' Sogo'

Grower. J. Lamont.

 

Any other Genera.

Epi. Joseph’s Glow

Epi. Joseph's Glow

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Novice.

Name Unknown.

Name Unknown.

Grower. L. Holt

 

Floral arrangement.

Theme. Double Delight.

Theme. Double Delight.

N. Donsky.

 

Vandacious.

V. Pachara Delight ‘ Blue’

V. Pachara Delight ' Blue'

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Oncidiums.

Odcdm. Succulus ‘ Night Shift’

Odcdm. Succulus ' Night Shift'

Grower. M. Connor.

 

Species.

Ddc. glumaceum

Ddc. glumaceum

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Australian Natives

Den. speciosum.

Den. speciosum.

Grower. J. Henry.

 

Australian Native Hybrid.

Den. Johnathan’s Glory.

Den. Johnathan's Glory.

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

 

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Benched winners July 2019
July, 16, 2019

Judges first choice.

Ddc. cootesii.

Ddc. cootesii.

A well cultured plant with racemes of quality flowers.
Grower. S. Addison.

 

Judges second choice.

V. Charles Goodfellow x Ascda. Guo Chia Long.

V. Charles Goodfellow x Ascda. Guo Chia Long.

Nicely rounded intensely coloured blooms.
Grower. S. Addison.

 

Judges third choice.

C. Elusive Dream ‘No 12’

C. Elusive Dream 'No 12'

A remake which turned out well.
Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Members choice.

Rlc. Yen Surprise ‘ Green Varuth’.

Rlc. Yen Surprise ' Green Varuth'.

Cool and refreshing looking
Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

Rlc. Yen Surprise ‘ Green Varuth’.

Rlc. Yen Surprise ' Green Varuth'.

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Cattleya Compact.

C. Elusive Dream ‘ No 12’.

C. Elusive Dream ' No 12'.

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Cattleya any other.

C. Hawaiian Wedding Song x C. Siamese Doll.

(may be incorrectly named)

C. Hawaiian Wedding Song x C. Siamese Doll.   (may be incorrectly named)

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Paphiopedulum.

Paph. In-charm Gold x Paph. Clear Night.

Paph. In-charm Gold x Paph. Clear Night.

Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Dendrobium.

Den. Chao Praya Garnet x Den. Noble Giant

Den. Chao Praya Garnet x Den. Noble Giant

Grower. L. and J. Abate.

 

Novice.

Cal. William Murray.

Cal. William Murray.

Grower. Mary Lou Cole.

 

Floral arrangement.

Touch of frost

Touch of frost

L. and J. Abate.

 

Vandacious.

V. Charles Goodfellow x Ascda. Guo Chia Long.

V. Charles Goodfellow x Ascda. Guo Chia Long.

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Oncidiums.

Onc. Red.

(may be incorrectly named)

Onc. Red.   (may be incorrectly named)

 

Species.

Ddc. cootesii.

Ddc. cootesii.

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Australian Natives.

Cal. William Murray.

Cal. William Murray.

Grower. Mary Lou Cole.

 

 

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Benched winners June 2019
June, 15, 2019

Judges first choice.

Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star.

Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star.

A fine example of this popular genera displaying multiple flowers.
Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Judges second choice.

Ascda. Candace’s Sunshine.

Ascda. Candace's Sunshine.

Well rounded flowers of strong colour.
Grower. S. Addison.

 

Judges third choice.

Onc. Wildcat.

Onc. Wildcat

Nicely presented showing good form.
Grower. J. Lamont.

 

Members choice.

Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star.

Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star.

Comments as above.
Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

Rlc. Goldenzelle ‘Lemon Chiffon’ x Rlc. Dawson City ‘ Mendenhall’.

Rlc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' x Rlc. Dawson City ' Mendenhall'.

Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Cattleya Compact.

Ctt. Chocolate Drop x C. harrisoniana.

Ctt. Chocolate Drop x C. harrisoniana.

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Cattleya any other.

Bsn. Maiki Mayumi.

Bsn. Maiki Mayumi.

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

Paphiopedulum.

Paph. Whitemoor ‘Norriton’

Paph. Whitemoor 'Norriton'

Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Dendrobium.

Den. Unknown.

Den. Unknown.

Grower. J. Henry.

 

Any other Genera.

Bulb. Wilmer Galaxy Star.

Bulb. Wilmer Galaxy Star.

Grower. C. and H. Barker.

 

Novice.

Ctt. ( Netrasira Fireball x Loog Tone ) x Rlc. Love Call.

Ctt. ( Netrasira Fireball x Loog Tone ) x Rlc. Love Call.

Grower. L. Holt.

 

Floral arrangement.

 Theme: The way of the wind.

Theme: The way of the wind.

L. and J. Abbate.

 

Vandacious.

Ascda. Candace’s Sunshine.

Ascda. Candace's Sunshine.

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Oncidiums.

Onc. Wildcat.

Onc. Wildcat.

Grower. J. Lamont.

 

Species.

Ddc. convallariiforme x Ddc. convallariiforme.

Ddc. convallariiforme x Ddc. convallariiforme.

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Australian Natives.

Den.. bigibbum superbum x Den. bigibbum var alba.

Den.. bigibbum superbum x Den. bigibbum var alba.

Grower. S. Cavalea.

 

Australian native hybrids.

Den. Alice.

Den. Alice.

Grower. G. Marcrow.

 

 

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Benched winners May 2019
May, 15, 2019

Judges first choice.

Den. Mangosteen ‘Kajana’.

Den. Mangosteen 'Kajana'.

This well shaped dendrobium illustrated strong colour and was pleasing to the eye.
Grower C. & H. Barker.

 

Judges second choice.

V. Seeprai x (Thananchaisand x V. Yellow Pacific)

V. Seeprai x (Thanansand x V. Yellow Pacific)

This beautifully presented plant displayed two nice racemes of flowers.
Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Judges third choice

C. Dal’s Choice  ‘SJC’

C. Dal's Choice  'SJC'

A good example of of a well grown cattleya.
Grower. J. & H. Rutter.

 

Members choice.

V. Seeprai x (Thananchaisand x V. Yellow Pacific)

V. Seeprai x (Thanansand x V. Yellow Pacific)

Comments as above.
Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

C. Dal’s Choice ‘Rudak’

C. Dal's Choice 'Rudak'

Grower. J & H. Rutter.

 

Cattleya Compact.

C. Dal’s Choice ‘SJC’

C. Dal's Choice 'SJC'

Grower. J & H. Rutter.

 

Cattleya any other.

C. Little Susie.

C. Little Susie.

Grower.M. Byrnes.

 

Dendrobiums.

Den.Mangosteen ‘Kajana’

Den.Mangosteen 'Kajana'

Grower. C. & H. Barker

 

Any other Genera

Epi. Wedding Valley

Epi. Wedding Valley

Grower. S. Cavalea

 

Novice.

Den. Fantasy Land ‘Princess’

Den. Fantasy Land 'Princess'

Grower. M. Cole.

 

Floral Art.

Theme ‘Up and away’.

Theme ' Up and away '

S. Cavalea.

 

Vandacious.

V. Seeprai x (Thananchaisand x V. Yellow Pacific)

V. Seeprai x (Thanansand x V. Yellow Pacific)

Grower. R. Kerr.

 

Oncidiums

Mtssa. Lavender Kiss ‘Lavender Taffy’

Mtssa. Lavender Kiss 'Lavender Taffy'

Grower. J. & H. Rutter.

 

Species.

Bulb. Rothschildianum.

Bulb. Rothschildianum.

Grower. C. & H. Barker.

 

Australian Natives

Den. bigibbum var. superbum ‘Ray’s Best’ x timberlea.

Den. bigibbum var. superbum 'Ray's Best' x timberlea.

Grower. R. Mollee.

 

Australian native hybrids.

Den. Pearl Vera.

Den. Pearl Vera.

Grower. S. Cavalea.

 

 

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Benched winners April 2019
April, 14, 2019

Judges first choice.

Den.(Dal’s Stunner x Kultana ‘Lou’) x Dal’s Delux ’10’

This Phalanthe Dendrobium was favoured by the judges to be awarded the best plant benched for the meeting.

 

Den.(Dal’s Stunner x Kultana ‘Lou’) x Dal’s Delux ’10’

Grower.R. Mollee

 

Judges second choice.

Den. Topaz Dream ‘ Lady Gem’

This attractive little dendrobium will be a delight as it matures into an adult plant.

 

Den. Topaz Dream ‘ Lady Gem’

Grower. B.& S. Brown.

 

 

Judges third choice

`Mkra. Jairak White

Nicely displayed and pleasing to the eye.

 

Mkra. Jairak White

Grower. S. Addison.

 

 

Members choice.

Den.(Dal’s Stunner x Kultana ‘Lou’) x Dal’s Delux ’10’

Members were in agreement with the judges.

 

Den.(Dal’s Stunner x Kultana ‘Lou’) x Dal’s Delux ’10’

Grower.R. Mollee.

 

 

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

Rlc. Green Hor Tou ' Holiday Market'

Rlc. Green Hor Tou ‘ Holiday Market’

Grower. B.& S. Brown.

 

Cattleya Compact.

C. Precious Jewel ' Ruby'

C. Precious Jewel ‘ Ruby’

J. & H. Rutter.

 

Cattleya any other.

Rsc. Village Chief North ' Green Genie'

Rsc. Village Chief North ‘ Green Genie’

Grower. J. & H. Rutter.

 

Phalaenopsis

Phal. Unknown

Phal. Unknown

J. Lamont.

 

Dendrobium

Den.(Dal’s Stunner x Kultana ‘Lou’) x Dal’s Delux ’10’

Den.(Dal’s Stunner x Kultana ‘Lou’) x Dal’s Delux ’10’

Grower.R. Mollee.

 

Any other Genera

Ctsm. Orchidglade

Ctsm. Orchidglade

Grower. J.& H. Rutter.

 

Novice

Den. Fantasy Land. 'Princess'.

Den. Fantasy Land. ‘Princess’.

Grower. B.& J. Ranasinghe

 

Floral arrangement

Orchids with Driftwood

Orchids with Driftwood

L. & J. Abate.

 

Vandacious

Mkra. Jairak White

Mkra. Jairak White

Grower. S. Addison.

 

Oncidiums

Brsdm. Golden Gamine ' White Knight'

Brsdm. Golden Gamine ‘ White Knight’

Grower. B. & S. Brown.

 

Species

E. fragrans

E. fragrans

Grower. B. & S. Brown.

 

Australian Natives

Den. affine

Den. affine

Grower. G. Markcrow.

 

Australian native hybrids

Den. Topaz Dream ' Lady Gem'

Den. Topaz Dream ‘ Lady Gem’

Grower. B.& S. Brown.

 

 

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Benched winners March 2019
March, 19, 2019

Judges first choice.

Phal. Tien Wen Sentra x Dor. pulcherrima var chumpornensis

Phal. Tien Wen Sentra x Dor. pulcherrima var chumpornensis

Grower. S Addison.

Judges agreed this was the best plant benched for the night.

It had good shape and the appealing colour combination was admired by members.

Judges second choice.

Rth. Jungle Jimbalaya

Rth. Jungle Jimbalaya

Grower. C. & H. Barker

A very eye catching cluster with strong evenly placed markings

and spots. Very desireable .

Judges third choice

Den. Brown Pixie

Den. Brown Pixie

Grower. G. Markcrow.

The shape and strong colour of this spatulata type

dendrobium well earned its placing of all plants benched.

 

Members choice.

 Rth. Jungle Jimbalaya

Grower. C. & H. Barker.

 Rth. Jungle Jimbalaya

The members liked the colour combinations in this plant to vote it their choice.

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

Rlc. Roy Maidment

Rlc. Roy Maidment

Grower. R. Mollee.

Cattleya Compact.

Ctt. Why Not

Ctt. Why Not

Grower. R.Mollee.

Cattleya any other.

Rth. Jungle Jimbalaya.

Rth. Jungle Jimbalaya.

Grower. C. & H. Barker.

Paphiopedulum

Paph. Holdenii

Paph. Holdenii

Grower. C. & H. Barker.

Phalaenopsis

Phal. Tien Wen Sentra x Dor. pulcherrima var. chumporensis

Phal. Tien Wen Sentra x Dor. pulcherrima var. chumporensis

Grower. S. Addison.

Dendrobium

Den. Brown Pixie

Den. Brown Pixie

Grower. G. Markcrow.

Any other Genera

Phrag. Conchiferum ' Montville '

Phrag. Conchiferum ‘ Montville’

Grower. C. & H. Barker.

Novice

Ctt. Netrisiri ' Lucky Strike '

Ctt. Netrisiri ‘ Lucky Strike ‘

Grower. W. Kuliszer.

Floral arrangement

Arrangement for a dining table

Arrangement for a dining table

L. & J. Abate

Vandacious

Ascda. Bicentennial 'Hiroshi'

Ascda. Bicentennial ‘Hiroshi’

Grower. C. & D. Noy

Oncidiums

Mtssa. Aztec 'Toni'

Mtssa. Aztec ‘Toni’

Grower. S. Addison.

Species

Aer. lawerenceae

Aer. lawerenceae

Grower. C. & D. Noy.

Australian Natives

Den. antenuatum

Den. antennatum

Grower. C. & D. Noy.

Australian native hybrids

Den. Pearl Vera

Den. Pearl Vera

Grower. C. & D. Noy.

 

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Benched winners February 2019
February, 19, 2019

Judges first choice.

Ren. storiei

Plant. Ren. Brookie Chandler

Grower. R. Kerr.

This  raceme of floral beauty was a credit to the owner for the culture

which rewarded with this wonderful display of deep red oranges flowers.

Judges second choice.

De. Kuranda Blue x canaliculatum.

Plant. Den. Kuranda Blue x Den. canaliculatum

Grower. C. & D. Noy

This plant carried four fully flowered spikes of well shaped flowers.

The contrasting deep purple lips complemented the overall colour of the flowers.

Judges third choice

Den. capitulifolum

Plant. Den. capitulifolum

Grower. B. & S. Brown.

This nicely flowered plant caught the judges eye with its five inflorences.

The mature plant displayed the creamy white flowers of quite good shape.

Members choice.

Plant. Rlc. Roy Maidment.

Grower. R Mollee.
Rlc. Roy Maidment

This was the plant the members selected as their choice for the best plant benched.

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

Rlc. Roy Maidment

Plant. Rlc. Roy Maidment.

Grower. R Mollee.

Cattleya Compact.

Ctt. Chocolate Drop x C. harrisoniana

 

Ctt. Chocolate Drop x C. harrisoniana.

Grower. B. & S. Brown.

Cattleya any other.

Ctt. Chocolate Drop x C harrisoniana

Ctt. Chocolate Drop x C. harrisoniana.

Grower. B. & S. Brown.

Paphiopedulum

Paph. Oxy

Pap. Oxy.

Grower. C. & H. Barker.

Phalaenopsis.

Phal. Purple Martin ' Blue '

Phal. Purple Martin ‘ Blue ‘

Grower. S. Addison.

Dendrobium

Den. Kuranda Blue x canaliculatum

Den. Kuranda Blue x canaliculatum

Grower. C. & D. Noy.

Novice.

Den. Satisfaction x Iris McCay

Den. Satisfaction x Iris McCay

Grower. E. Kernke.

Any other genera.

Phrag. Conchiferum ' Montville '

Phrag. Conchiferum ‘ Montville ‘

Grower. C. & H. Barker.

Floral Art.

Theme ' Happy Birthday '

Theme ‘ Happy Birthday ‘

L. & J. Abate.

Vandacious.

Ren. storiei

Ren. Brookie Chandler

Grower. R. Kerr.

Oncidiums.

Odcm.Wildcat ' Red Star '

Odcm.Wildcat ‘ Red Star ‘

Grower.W. Semple.

Species.

Den. capitulifolum

Den. capitulifolum

Grower. B. & S. Brown.

Australian native hybrid.

Den. superbiens

Den. superbiens

Grower. R. Mollee.

 

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Benched winners November 2018
November, 25, 2018

Judges first choice.

Gct. Whynot Roundabout

Plant. Gct. Whynot Roundabout

Grower. G. Marcrow.

A beautifully cultured plant displaying multiple racemes of cluster minature flowers.

The plant was well worthy of the judges choice as being the best benched plant of the meeting.

Judges second choice.

 V. Ashley Lowe ' Cerise Pink '

Plant. V. Ashley Lowe ‘ Cerise Pink ‘

Grower. S. Addison.

Judges had no hesitation in awarding this fine example  to be the second best presented.

A young plant displaying very good form and strong colour.

Judges third choice

Onc. sphacelatum

Plant. Onc. sphacelatum

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

It’s not usual these days to see this plant often win  on the benches.

The benched plant here was well above the norm for size and shape and

had many racemes which were very eyecatching.

Members choice.

 Gct. Whynot Roundabout.

Plant. Gct. Whynot Roundabout.

Grower. G. Marcrow.

The members were in unison with the judges in their choice as to the best plant on display.

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

 C. Tiffin Bells ' Orchidglade'

Plant. C. Tiffin Bells ‘ Orchidglade’

Grower. C. and H. Barker.

Cattleya Compact.

 Rlc. Husky Boy.

Plant. Rlc. Husky Boy.

Grower. R. Mollee.

Cattleya any other.

 Gct. Whynot Roundabout.

Plant. Gct. Whynot Roundabout.

Grower. G. Marcrow.

Paphiopedulum

Paph. (Braidrod x Orchilis) x Opera Star ' Diva ' ( Plant appears to be wrongly named )

Plant. Paph. (Braidrod x Orchilis) x Opera Star ‘ Diva ‘

( Plant appears to be wrongly named )

Grower.P. Young.

Phalaenopsis.

Plant. Unknown.

Plant. Unknown.

Grower. B Humphries.

Dendrobium.

Den. Sota Blue.

Plant. Den. Sota Blue.

Grower. G. Marcrow.

Novice.

C. Angel Love ' Laina '6

Plant. C. Angel Love ‘ Laina ‘

Grower. Atsuka Nakamura.

Floral Art.

Theme. Night before Christmas

Theme. Night before Christmas

Owner. L. and J. Abate.

Vandacious.

V. Ashley Lowe 'Cerise Pink'

Plant. V. Ashley Lowe ‘Cerise Pink’

Grower. S. Addison.

Oncidiums.

Odcdm. Succubus ' Night Shift '

Plant. Odcdm. Succubus ‘ Night Shift ‘

Grower. R. Mollee.

Species.

Onc. sphacelatum

Plant. Onc. sphacelatum

Grower. B. and S. Brown.

 

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Benched winners October 2018
October, 11, 2018

Judges first choice.

Paph. Sukahulii

Plant. Paph. Sukhakulii

Grower. C. & H. Barker

Judges deemed this to be the best plant tabled for the meeting.

It was a first flowering on a small plant and shows good potential as it matures.

Judges second choice.

Asc. christensonianum

Plant. Asc. christensonianum

Grower. S. Addison.

This delightful miniature plant was a standout in the species section and was considered

the best in that genera. The two racemes were well flowered around the stem and were of good form.

Judges third choice.

Mkra. Jairak White

Plant. Mkra. Jairak White

Grower S. Addison.

This plant was the best of all vandacious on display and the well shaped flowers were clear and clean,

well presented on the raceme and held above the foliage.

Members choice.

 Den. farmeri

Plant. Den. farmeri

Grower R. Kerr.

This mature well flowered plant was favourite among the members and carried their vote

for being the best of all the benched plants.

Monthly competition winners.

Cattleya.

 Rlc. Golden Majestic 'Rudak'

Plant. Rlc. Golden Majestic ‘Rudak’

Grower. R. Mollee.

Cattleya Compact.

C.& H. Barker.

Plant. C. Snow Blind x Ctt. Aussie Sunset ‘Cosmic Fire’

 Grower. C.& H. Barker.

Cattleya any other.

Jkf. Apple Blossom 'Hihimanu"

Plant. Jkf. Apple Blossom ‘Hihimanu’

Grower. B. & S. Brown.

Paphiopedlum.

Paph. Sukahulii

Plant. Paph. Sukhakulii

Grower. C. & H. Barker

Phaleonopsis.

Paph. Unknown

Plant. Unknown

Grower. S. Addison.

Dendrobium.

Den. Mousmee

Plant. Den. Mousmee

Grower. R. Kerr.

Any other genera.

Phrag. Noirmont

Plant. Phrag. Noirmont

Grower. B. & S. Brown

Novice.

Phal. Unknown

Plant. Phal. Unknown

Grower. A. Hochman

Floral Art

Theme Split Level

Theme. Split Level

Grower. N. Donsky

Vandacious.

Myra. Jairak White

Plant. Myra. Jairak White

Grower. S. Addison

Oncidiums

 Onc. Solar Landing ' Marsden '

Plant. Onc. Solar Landing ‘ Marsden ‘

Grower. S. Cavalea.

Species.

Asc. christensonianum

Plant. Asc. christensonianum

Grower. S. Addison.

Australian Natives.

 Bulb. globuliforme

Plant. Bulb. globuliforme

Grower. O. Sengstock.

Australian Native Hybrids.

 Den. Golden Native.

Plant. Den. Golden Native.

Owner. M. Byrnes.

 

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Benched Winners September 2018
October, 9, 2018

Judges First Choice

C. intermedia var aquinii 

C. intermedia var aquinii  Grower: R. Mollee

 

Judges Second Choice

Rlc. Hawaiian Morning x Rlc. Burdekin Bells'Rosco'

Rlc. Hawaiian Morning x Rlc. Burdekin Bells’Rosco’ Grower: R. & G. Kerr

 

Judges Third Choice

C. skinneri

C. skinneri  Grower: L.Holt

 

Member’s Choice

C. intermedia var aquinii

C. intermedia var aquinii  Grower: R. Mollee

 

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Rlc. Hawaiian Morning x Rlc. Burdekin Bells’Rosco’

Grower: R. & G. Kerr

Rlc. Hawaiian Morning x Rlc. Burdekin Bells'Rosco'

Cattleya Compact

Plant: C. Yellow Imp Kings Cup

Grower: B. & S. Brown

C. Yellow Imp Kings Cup

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: C. Fire Gem ‘Jacinta’

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

C. Fire Gem 'Jacinta'

Phalaenopsis

Plant: Phal. (amabilis x Yu Pin Easter Island ‘Warrigal’) x (Taiscuo Fireball x Yu Pin Firehorse) ‘Warrigal’

Grower: R. Mollee

Phal. (amabilis x Yu Pin Easter Island 'Warrigal') x (Taiscuo Fireball x Yu Pin Firehorse) 'Warrigal'

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Miyuki

Grower: J. & H.Rutter

Den. Miyuki

Any other genera

Plant: Phrag. Noirmont

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Phrag. Noirmont

Novice

Plant: C. skinneri

Grower: L.Holt

C. skinneri

 

Floral Art

Theme: Lets Recycle

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

Lets Recycle

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Grown Fox ‘Golden Dawn’

Grower: R. & G.Kerr

 V. Grown Fox 'Golden Dawn'

Oncidium

Plant: Mtdm. Tropical Heatwave

Grower: W. Semple

Mtdm. Tropical Heatwave

Australian native

Plant: Den. delicatum 

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Den. delicatum 

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. Red River ‘Best Red’ x Den. speciosum 

Grower: W.Semple

Den. Red River 'Best Red' x Den. speciosum 

Species

Plant: C. intermedia var aquinii

Grower: R.Mollee

 C. intermedia var aquinii

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Benched Winners August 2018

Judges First Choice

Ddc. tenellum  Grower: M. & L. Lobley

Ddc. tenellum  Grower: M. & L. Lobley

Judges gave this plant the top award of all plants benched for the meeting. It featured a nice array of racemes which encircled the entire plant on which the flowers were fresh and clean. This presentation is the reward for good culture and growing conditions.

Judges Second Choice

Pot. Goldenminima

 

Pot. Goldenminima Grower: B. & S. Brown

This plant was in the well representd cattleya section.  The colouration was quite unusual and the segments were quite full.

Judges Third Choice

Phal. unknown

Phal. unknown  Grower: N. Donsky

This unknown plant has a very impressive colour which is quite eye catching and worthy of its placing.

Member’s Choice

Rhy. gigantea

Rhy. gigantea  Grower: M. & L. Lobley

Members favoured this plant as their choice for the best plant on the benches for the evening. Displaying five racemes of deep purple flowers it was a standout in the Species section and its attractiveness earned it best members choice.

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Rlc. Deception Dawn

Grower: R. Mollee

Rlc. Deception Dawn

Cattleya Compact

Plant: Pot. Goldenminima

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Pot. Goldenminima

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: L. crispata x (C. Landate x C. milleri) x Ctt. Susan Holcombe

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

 L. crispata x (C. Landate x C. milleri) x Ctt. Susan Holcombe

Phalaenopsis

Plant: Phal. Unknown

Grower: N. Donsky

Phal. Unknown

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Buddy Brown

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Den. Buddy Brown

Any other genera

Plant: Cym. Unknown

Grower: W. Semple

Cym. Unknown

Novice

Plant: Phal. Unknown

Grower: A. Nakamura

Phal. Unknown

Floral Art

Theme: Fun at the Fair

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

Fun at the Fair

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Petite Bouquet ‘Violet’

Grower: S. Addison

V. Petite Bouquet 'Violet'

Australian native

Plant: Den. lichenastrum var Prentice

Grower: M. Cole

Den. lichenastrum var Prentice

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. Johulatum

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Den. Johulatum

Species

Plant: Rhy. gigantea

Grower: M. & L. Lobley

 Rhy. gigantea

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BENCHED WINNERS JULY 2018
August, 6, 2018

Judges First Choice

Bl. Yellow Bird 

Bl. Yellow Bird  Grower: B. & S. Brown

An eye catching display of a well grown specimen plant with a nice circular cover of pale yellow clean flowers. This easy to grow orchid is one that should be in every ones collection for its beauty and rapid growth habit.

Judges Second Choice

Rlc. Andre's Supreme ' Burbank'

Rlc. Andre’s Supreme ‘ Burbank’  Grower: J. & H. Rutter

A nicely grown and displayed exhibition cattleya with two large full flowers.

Judges Third Choice

C. Lana Coryell

C. Lana Coryell  Grower: J. & H. Rutter

A very popular mini cattleya among growers for its good form and colour.

Member’s Choice

Bl. Yellow Bird

Bl. Yellow Bird  Grower: B. & S. Brown

The members agreed with the judges in awarding this plant as the one they thought was the best of the benched plants.

Monthly Competition Winners

Cattleya

Plant: Rlc. Andre’s Supreme ‘ Burbank’

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Rlc. Andre's Supreme ' Burbank'

Cattleya Compact

Plant: C. Lana Coryell

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

C. Lana Coryell

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: Bl. Yellow Bird

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Bl. Yellow Bird

Dendrobium

Plant: Den. Red Dragon

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Den. Red Dragon

Any other genera

Plant: Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star

Grower: C. & H. Barker

 Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star

Floral Art

Theme: Double Delight

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

Double Delight

Vandaceous

Plant: V. Banghuntian Gold x V. Candace’s Sunshine

Grower: S. Addison

V. Banghuntian Gold x V. Candace's Sunshine

Oncidium

Plant: Wils. Eye Candy ‘Frankie’

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Wils. Eye Candy 'Frankie'

Australian native

Plant: Den. speciosum 

Grower: O. Sengstock

 Den. speciosum 

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. Jonathon’s Glory ‘Dark Joy’

Grower: B. & S. Brown

 Den. Jonathon's Glory 'Dark Joy'

Species

Plant: Ddc. cootesii

Grower: S. Addison

 Ddc. cootesii

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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

*No image available

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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John Oxley District Orchid Society
Benched Winners June 2017
June, 25, 2017

Judges first choice

This was judged the best of all plants exhibited

Dcd. convallariaeforme var convallariae :  Grower S. Addison

This plant was presented by the grower in a superbly grown condition illustrating very good culture. The reward for such culture is indicated by the strong flowering encircling the whole plant which is what we all desire in this type of orchid. It would have been even more spectacular before benching as many of the first flowering inflorescences  were removed prior to the showing.

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John Oxley District Orchid Society
Benched Winners May 2017
May, 13, 2017

Judges first choice

Excellent shape and very attractive
Den. biggibum var. superbum ‘David’  Grown by G & E Markcrow

This plant was the standout and richly deserved Judges Choice for the evening. It featured three lovely racemes of full round shape flowers presenting themselves in an eye catching display. Graham is one of our premier growers of dendrobiums and has had considerable success at shows over the years.

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John Oxley District Orchid Society
Benched Winners April 2017
May, 1, 2017

Judges First Choice

C. Chocolate Drop ' Garcia '

C. Chocolate Drop ‘ Garcia’. Grown by K. Cooper.

This well grown cluster cattleya was a joy to see with its glistening presentation and very deep mahogany colour. It would have long lasting flowers as the substance is quite remarkable also. It usually presents very well as this example does with the individual flowers conically spread evenly around the flower stem. This is one of those orchids that regularly flowers every year and rewards with a beautiful head of delightful blooms.

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