Monthly meeting November 2017
Items of interest from the meeting

( C. Bhimayithon x C. Red empress ) ' Burdekin '

 

Speaker of the month

Steve Griffiths

Society Patron Steve Griffiths and President Michael Byrnes

We were delighted to have our Patron Councillor Steve Griffiths come to our meeting as our guest speaker for the evening.

Steve covered a wide cross section of topics which were very interesting to us and the audience paid close attention to what was said as there were many queries forthcoming at question time at the conclusion of his address.

Steve (left) is pictured with Society president Michael Byrnes.

Upcoming Events

The bus trip held at the end of October was a great day out for those who participated and all look forward to our next excursion.

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 13th 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Bus trip – October 2018 ( to be confirmed)

 

Next John Oxley orchid show – July 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

Mps. Breathless ‘Brilliance ‘

Grower : R Mollee.

Mps. Breathless ' Brilliance '

This beautifully grown plant  displaying in excess of ten flowers and buds was not a difficult decision for the judges to make, it the best plant of all benched plants at the meeting

As well as being very floriferous the shape and colour were of a high standard and was admired by all as there were many comments as to its appeal.

Judges Second Choice

Coel. pandurata

Grower : J. Tweedell.

Coel. pandurata

This plant was shown by one of our newer members and is an extremely good example of a well grown and presented plant.

There were two racemes of well displayed flowers all nicely presented along the stem without blemish and looking fresh.

Judges Third Choice

Den. Alice’s Rainbow

Grower : S. Addison.

Den. Alice's Rainbow

Another well presented plant with the flowers held high above the foliage and well displayed conically around the stem.

The colour contrasts were very eye catching and this was complimented with the very good shape and form.