Monthly meeting July 2018
Items of interest

Vanda coerulea ‘True Blue ‘

Photo courtesy J. and M. McCubbin.

V. coerulea ' True Blue '

 

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 28th and 29th 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

Bl. Yellow Bird

Grower B. and S. Brown

Bl. Yellow Bird

A nice example of well grown specimen plant.

Judges second choice

Rlc. Andre’s Supreme ‘ Burbank ‘

Grower J. and H. Rutter

Rlc. Andre's Supreme ' Burbank '

A large full exhibition shape Cattleya.

Judges third choice

C. Lana Coryell

Grower J. and H. Rutter

C, Lana Coryell

A mini cattleya used extensively in breeding.