Ophrys. bombylifora. This orchid looks like a bumble bee.
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 3.00pm. 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 2022 are July 23rd and July 24th.
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.
A bus trip will be planned for October as usual again this year.
The annual Christmas party will be held on the meeting date December 14th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
Winning plant of the month.
Phrag. Perseus ‘Highclare’.
Owners. C. and H. Barker.
Judges second choice.
Rhy. gigantea ‘Splash of stain’.
Owner. S. Addison.
Judges third choice.
Wils. Pacific Paradise.
Owners. B. and S. Brown.
Fdk. After Dark.
Owner. G. Curtis.