Speaker of the Month
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.
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
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
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
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.