Jkf. Apple Blossom ‘ H and R ‘
Photo Courtesy Don Nitschinsk.
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
Grower G. and E. Markcrow
Judges deemed this plant to be the best of all displayed on the benches.
A well shaped and arranged cluster cattleya.
Judges second choice
Bulb. Wilmar Star Galaxy
Grower C. and H. Barker
This orchid was well worthy of its second place displaying over twenty four
good shaped flowers on a beautifully cultured plant.
Judges third choice
Rlc. Malworth ‘ Orchidglade ‘
Grower. G. and E. Markcrow
This one has been around for quite some time but still shows why it has
been used extensively in breeding over the years.