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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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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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