Monthly meeting April 2018
Items of interest from the meeting

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.