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Monthly meeting September 2016
September, 16, 2018

C. Rosella Jewel ' Volcano '

C. Rosella Jewel ‘ Volcano ‘

(Photo courtesy Don Nitschinsk)

Upcoming Events

The bus trip is planned to be held in  October following on from the one held last year which was a great day out for those who participated.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the meeting date  December 12th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 13th 2018 

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 2019

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning plant of the month.

C. intermedia var, Aquinii

Grower R. Mollee.

C. intermedia var. Aquinii

A very fine example of this species.

Judges choice second.

C. Hawaiian Morning x C. Burdekin Bells ‘ Rosco ‘

Grower. R. Kerr.

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

A lovely shaped exhibition Cattleya

Judges third choice.

C. skinneri.

Grower. L. Holt.

 

C. skinneri

Very floriferous and showy.

 

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Monthly meeting August 2018
August, 13, 2018

Section of Cattleyas on display

Section of Cattleyas

Upcoming Events

The bus trip is planned to be held in  October following on from the one held last year which was a great day out for those who participated.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the meeting date  December 12th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 2019

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning plant of the month.

Ddc. tenellum

Grower: M. Lobley

Ddc. tenellum

A fine example of this popular Dendrochilum.

Judges choice second.

Pot. Golden Mimima

Grower: B. and S. Brown.

Pot. Golden Mimima

A delightful Cattleya of good form.

Judges choice third.

Phal. Unknown.

Grower: N. Donsky.

Phal. Unknown.

A beautiful unusual coloured Phalaenopsis.

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Monthly meeting July 2018
July, 21, 2018

Vanda coerulea ‘True Blue ‘

Photo courtesy J. and M. McCubbin.

V. coerulea ' True Blue '

 

Upcoming Events

The bus trip is planned to be held in  October following on from the one held last year which was a great day out for those who participated.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the next meeting date  December 11th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 28th and 29th 2018

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning Plant of the month

Bl. Yellow Bird

Grower B. and S. Brown

Bl. Yellow Bird

A nice example of well grown specimen plant.

Judges second choice

Rlc. Andre’s Supreme ‘ Burbank ‘

Grower J. and H. Rutter

Rlc. Andre's Supreme ' Burbank '

A large full exhibition shape Cattleya.

Judges third choice

C. Lana Coryell

Grower J. and H. Rutter

C, Lana Coryell

A mini cattleya used extensively in breeding.

 

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Monthly Meeting June 2018
June, 27, 2018

Vkt. Sip of Brandy ‘ Triumph ‘

Photo courtesy of Don Nitschinsk.

Vkt. Sip of Brandy ' Triumph '

Upcoming Events

The bus trip is planned to be held in  October following on from the one held last year which was a great day out for those who participated.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the next meeting date  December 11th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 28th and 29th 2018

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning Plant of the month

Ddc.convallariaeforme var. convallariaeforme

Grower S. Addison.

Ddc.convallariaeforme var. convallariae

Judges were very impressed with this benched plant of good form and display.

Judges second choice

Den. superbiens

Grower R Mollee.

Den. superbiens

Two racemes of well shaped flowers rewarded the grower and pleased the judges.

Judges third choice

Colm. Wildcat

Grower J. Lamont

Colm. Wildcat

A lovely arched display of good individual shaped flowers.

 

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Monthly meeting May 2018
May, 16, 2018

Jkf. Apple Blossom ‘ H and R ‘

Photo Courtesy Don Nitschinsk.

Jkf. Apple Blossom ' H and R '

Upcoming Events

The bus trip is planned to be held in  October following on from the one held last year which was a great day out for those who participated.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the next meeting date  December 11th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 28th and 29th 2018

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning Plant of the month

C. Interglossa

Grower G. and E. Markcrow

C. Interglossa

Judges deemed this plant to be the best of all displayed on the benches.

A well shaped and arranged cluster cattleya.

Judges second choice

Bulb. Wilmar Star Galaxy

 Grower C. and H. Barker

Bulb. Wilmar Galaxy Star

This orchid was well worthy of its second place displaying over twenty four

good shaped flowers on a  beautifully cultured plant.

Judges third choice

Rlc. Malworth ‘ Orchidglade ‘

Grower. G. and E. Markcrow

Rlc. Malworth ' Orchid Glade '

This one has been around for quite some time but still shows why it has

been used extensively in breeding over the years.

 

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Monthly meeting April 2018
April, 20, 2018

Paph. Prince Edward of York

 

Society Patron  Ms Jessica Pugh

President Michael Byrnes welcomed our new Patron Ms Jessica Pugh and introduced her to all the members.

Jessica is our local State Member of Parliament and advised she is looking forward to a long association with our Society.

All members welcomed her with a warm vote of acclamation.

We look forward to seeing  and meeting Jessica occasionly at our meetings and activities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

The bus trip is planned to be held in  October following on from the one held last year which was a great day out for those who participated.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the next meeting date  December 11th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 2018

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning Plant of the Month

Sc. Dal’s Tradition

Grower B. and 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 Choice third

C. Little Suzie ‘ Orchidglade ‘

Grower R. Mollee

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

 

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Monthly Meeting March 2018
March, 21, 2018
C. Chocolate Drop ‘ Garcia ‘ x C. lodigesii  ‘Streeters Choice ‘

C. Chocolate Drop ' Garcia ' x C. lodigesii ' Streeters Choice '

Speaker of the month

Brett Maloney

Brett Maloney

Brett’s topic for this month’s meeting was a very different and interesting one namely, ‘Growing orchids in Edwardian Cases’. The reason his address was interesting is that our climate is ideal for growing most orchids in outside orchid houses and very few if any enthusiasts would have the need to use a glass case for their hobby. However in cold climates, people who live in apartments and those with little room turn to using interior glass cases  as is the only alternative to enjoy the past time of growing orchids.

Brett highlighted the benefits  such as complete control over the plants growing conditions, humidity, air movement, temperature and light.  He went on to illustrate how to make a case from the ground up, touching on construction, light installation, fans, electrical requirements, waterproofing and a fog machine. In effect when the case is operational all the necessary requirements for almost perfect conditions to grow orchids are contained in the case.

Upcoming Events

The bus trip is planned to be held in  October following on from the one held last year which was a great day out for those who participated.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the next meeting date  December 11th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 2018

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning plant of the month

Rth. Jungle Jumbalaya

Owner C.and H. Barker.

Rth. Jungle Jumbalaya

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  2nd Choice

Den. Buttercup

Grower R. Mollee.

Den. Buttercup

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 forward to on its next showing.

Judges Third Choice

V. Fuchs Rosy Charm ‘ Christine ‘

Owner. R. Kerr.

V. Fuchs Rosy Charm ' Christine '

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

 

 

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Monthly meeting February 2018
February, 22, 2018
Den. Mousmee

Speaker of the month

President Michael Byrnes

President

Michael was our guest speaker for the evening and he told of his involvement with a charity group named Rosie’s Friends on the street. It is a group which opens a van on Ipswich streets on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights to homeless people giving them meals, companionship, comfort and friendship.

He has spent many years in a voluntary capacity of which one project was assisting to set up and work  Rosie’s Friends on the street in Toowoomba.  He mentioned there are groups now operating in other suburbs of Brisbane and country Queensland.

He gave anonymously instances of his experiences over the years dealing with people from all walks of life who had fallen on hard times and it is not hard to understand there must be many people less fortunate than ourselves.

Michael said over the years he has become friends with people he has assisted in the past.

Support is given to the group by organisations and businesses without which the service would not be able to function.

Upcoming Events

The bus trip is planned to be held in  October following on from the one held last year which was a great day out for those who participated.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the next meeting date  December 11th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 2018

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning plant of the month

Ascda. Banghuntian ‘ Gold ‘  x  Asctm. miniatum ‘ Kbr ‘.

Grower. S Addison

Ascda. Banghuntian ' Gold '  x  Asctm. miniatum ' Kbr '.

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  2nd Choice

C. intermedia var. Aquinii

Grower R. Mollee.

C. intermedia var. Aquinii

 

 

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 Sun Spots ‘ Svo Best ‘

Grower G & E Markcrow

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monthly meeting November 2017
November, 12, 2017

( C. Bhimayithon x C. Red empress ) ' Burdekin '

 

Speaker of the month

Steve Griffiths

Society Patron Steve Griffiths and President Michael Byrnes

We were delighted to have our Patron Councillor Steve Griffiths come to our meeting as our guest speaker for the evening.

Steve covered a wide cross section of topics which were very interesting to us and the audience paid close attention to what was said as there were many queries forthcoming at question time at the conclusion of his address.

Steve (left) is pictured with Society president Michael Byrnes.

Upcoming Events

The bus trip held at the end of October was a great day out for those who participated and all look forward to our next excursion.

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

The annual Christmas party will be held on the next meeting date  December 13th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

 

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 2018

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning Plant of the Month

Mps. Breathless ‘Brilliance ‘

Grower : R Mollee.

Mps. Breathless ' Brilliance '

This beautifully grown plant  displaying in excess of ten flowers and buds was not a difficult decision for the judges to make, it the best plant of all benched plants at the meeting

As well as being very floriferous the shape and colour were of a high standard and was admired by all as there were many comments as to its appeal.

Judges Second Choice

Coel. pandurata

Grower : J. Tweedell.

Coel. pandurata

This plant was shown by one of our newer members and is an extremely good example of a well grown and presented plant.

There were two racemes of well displayed flowers all nicely presented along the stem without blemish and looking fresh.

Judges Third Choice

Den. Alice’s Rainbow

Grower : S. Addison.

Den. Alice's Rainbow

Another well presented plant with the flowers held high above the foliage and well displayed conically around the stem.

The colour contrasts were very eye catching and this was complimented with the very good shape and form.

 

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Monthly meeting October 2017
October, 15, 2017

 

 

Speaker of the month

Owen Sengstock

Owen is a John Oxley member and is an Australian native orchid enthusiast who benches plants at each meeting.

He is well versed in the needs of these plants as he is knowledgeable of the habitat and culturable requirements needed to be able to successfully flower these well away from their natural environment.

In his address he spoke about speciosum orchids as to the various varieties available and the areas where they grow along the eastern seaboard of Australia.

He mentioned how he grows them in his shade house with regard to light, watering, potting media,fertilizer application and pest control.

We were fortunate in that he demonstrated how to repot by breaking up a large orchid and how to pot on smaller plants to the next size container.

There were many thoughts and tips passed on to the audience who appreciated the information.

Upcoming Events

The following upcoming events were announced. Save the dates in your diary today!

Bus trip – 28/10/2017 

 

Next local orchid show – July 2018

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.0pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday. Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Dates for the show in 2018 are to be advised.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

Winning Plant of the Month

Den. densiflorum

Grower : L. and M. Lobley.

A well grown  and flowered plant with many inflorescences  which were beautifully displayed was awarded the judges choice for the evening .

Judges Second Choice

Onc. Space Race ‘ Total Gold ‘

Grower :  S. Addison

One large inflorescence with individual flowers beautifully displayed around the stem.

 

Judges Third Choice

Vkt. Flame Thrower ‘ Justine ‘

Grower : K. and M. Cooper

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