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Monthly Meeting August 2017
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.

Plant Auction

President auctioning plants to the members

Our annual plant auction was held and was enjoyed by all. President Michael and his able assistant Bev were the facilitators and had as much fun as the audience. There were some beautiful and quality orchids up for bidding and the members showed their enthusiasm to own one by the spirited bidding. The winners were delighted with their purchases.

Upcoming Events

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

Bus trip – 25/10/2017 To be confirmed.

 

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

Ddc. wenzelii stenophyllum

Ddc.  stenophyllum  Grower  L. and M. Lobley

A well grown and beautifully displayed plant.

Judges Second Choice

Bc Yellow Bird

Bc. Yellow Bird    Grower  B. and S. Brown

A plant grown on to specimen size featuring many inflorescences of clustered yellow flowers.

Judges Third Choice

Rth. Dal's Emperor

Rth. Dal’s Emperor ‘ Alan ‘   Grower  M. Adamczyk

A lovely minicatt of bright yellow appearance.

 

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Monthly meeting July 2017
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.

Examples were given of early hybrids with a breakdown of their lineage and ancestry. This was exampled by showing two current hybrids and a family tree breakdown going back step by step to the two original species. He also added that hybridisers need to have a good knowledge of plant background to ascertain what is hoped to be achieved in their breeding programme to achieve the desired colour, shape, texture, stem habit and substance. Mentioned was also made of the need to understand the variations in unifoliate and bifoliate orchids.

Comments were also made as to the culture and growing requirements of species orchids.

 

 

Upcoming Events

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

Bus trip – 25/10/2017 To be confirmed.

 

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

 

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

Paph. John Francis x Night Arrow

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

 

A magnificent deep claret coloured  Paphiopedlum.

The photo did not capture the intensity of the almost black colour.

 

 

 

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John Oxley District Orchid Society
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.

Upcoming Events

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

Bus trip – 25/10/2017 To be confirmed.

 

Next local orchid show – 15-16/07/2017

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 2017 are 15 th and 16 th of July.

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

Best of all benched plants

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.

Judges Second Choice

Second best plant of all exhibited

Plant : Phrag. Noirmont  Grower : B. & S. Brown

A very good shaped flower graced the stem of this plant showing good size and equally pleasing symetric shape. The colour is strong and proportionately  distributed to give a pleasant attraction to the eye.

Judges Third Choice

Third best plant of all displayed

Den. John Kidney x canaliculatum    Grower S. Addison

Another nicely presented plant with two racemes of good shaped flowers. The strong influence of Den. canaliculatum is evident combining with the deep yellow/brown individual flowers.

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John Oxley District Orchid Society
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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