Speaker of the Month
An auction was conducted in lieu of the speaker for this meeting.
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.
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. stenophyllum Grower L. and M. Lobley
A well grown and beautifully displayed plant.
Judges Second Choice
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 ‘ Alan ‘ Grower M. Adamczyk
A lovely minicatt of bright yellow appearance.