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Monthly meeting February 2018
February, 22, 2018

Speaker of the month

President Michael Byrnes

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

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.

 

 

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

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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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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September, 16, 2017

Ctt. Fire Gem ' Jacinta '

 

Speaker of the month

Garry Yong Gee

Gary Yong Gee

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August, 12, 2017

Cym. Memoria Merv Dunn x Cym. Dolly

 

Speaker of the Month

An auction was conducted in lieu of the speaker for this meeting.

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July, 20, 2017

Speaker of the Month: Richard Mollee.

Topic : Growing Species Orchids

Richard mollee

Richard is a JODOS member and has an extensive knowledge of the culture and  requirements of growing orchids and this was evident during his address on the subject. His power point presentation was very professional and interesting.

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Monthly Meeting June 2017
June, 27, 2017

Speaker of the Month

Speaker of the Month Chelsea Allan

The speaker of the month was Chelsea Allan of Trevallan of Trevallan Lifestyle Centre.

Chelsea gave a very interesting address highlighting a lot of new products which could be used in both orchid and general garden culture.

Her close knowledge of horticultural products to combat  pests and diseases was appreciated by the audience as many lines she presented were scarcely known by most of us. It was a new insight to products which would be very beneficial to have on hand keep our orchids pest and disease free.

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Monthly Meeting May 2017
May, 12, 2017

The benches were very well filled with a beautiful array of well grown and colourful plants. As is the case at this time of the year Catleyas and Dendrobiums featured as he dominate genera and there were some high quality flowers on display. The judges pondered their decisions for quite some time on these two sections and it was highlighted upon during the the judges commentary segment. It was worth noting that a New Grower received third in the Judges Choice  which selections are made from the entire benched plants displayed.
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