The benches were very well filled with a beautiful array of well grown and colourful plants. As is the case at this time of the year Catleyas and Dendrobiums featured as he dominate genera and there were some high quality flowers on display. The judges pondered their decisions for quite some time on these two sections and it was highlighted upon during the the judges commentary segment. It was worth noting that a New Grower received third in the Judges Choice which selections are made from the entire benched plants displayed.
Speaker of the Month
The speaker for the June meeting will be Chelsea Allan of Travallan Lifestyle Centre.
She will be discussing new release plants and how to care for them.
Also she will be highlighting new release products and the questions she gets in regard to their use.
This address will of interest to both orchid growers and garden lovers alike, we look forward to hearing what Chelsea has to say.
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
Den. biggibum var. superbum ‘ David ‘ Grown by G & E Markcrow
This plant was the standout and richly deserved Judges Choice for the evening. It featured three lovely racemes of full round shape flowers presenting themselves in an eye catching display. Graham is one of our premier growers of dendrobiums and has had considerable success at shows over the years.
Runner up plants
Blc. California Girl ‘ Orchid Library ‘ Grown by G & E Markcrow
Again this plant is a product of the owner who won the Judges Choice first place at this meeting. The plant was flush with flowers with four large exhibition shape blooms on one stem and three on another stem. This is a plant which has won may prizes at orchid shows and never fails to disappoint whenever on display.
Angcm. leonis Grower S. Hayden
Here is a wonderful example again of a New Grower who has presented a well flowered plant of good culture who has taken out the honour of displaying the third best plant from all the benches at the meeting. It had four clear unblemished blooms well displayed and of good shape. It is very rewarding to see New Growers having such success among open company.