COOS Orchid Show Results

as reported by Pat Vuurman

The Fall show season began with the COOS show in Cambridge at the Hespeler Arena complex on the last weekend of September.  As usual the set-up and plant registration happened on Friday afternoon ably accomplished by Cindy and Ben Boers.  Ribbon judging occurred on Saturday morning and the OSRBG display earned a 3rd place ribbon amongst stiff competition.  Other ribbon winners are listed below.  Tear-down on Sunday afternoon went expeditiously with many hands’ assistance from Cindy, Ben, Lorna Mantle, Wendy Hearder-Moan, Jocelyn Webber, Lynda and PatVuurman.  Thank you Cindy, Lorna, Wendy, Jocelyn, Greta Culley, Linda Will and Ben for allowing your flowering orchids to be part of our display.
The next orchid show on the Fall tour will be held in Windsor the weekend of October 25th / 26th.  Please consider allowing your orchids to be part of the society display.  Groomed flowering orchids should be staked for their journey and can be left in the foyer of the greenhouse at the RBG until the evening of Thursday the 23rd.  They will be collected by the set-up crew early Friday morning for the trip to Windsor.  Please don’t forget to include two lists of your plants’ names and your name so we can be sure that yours will be returned to you.  A sticky label on the pot with your name on it is also helpful.  Thanks.

COOS ribbon winners:
1st for Paphiopedilum species, 3rd for Specimen Plant and Best Paphiopedilum: Linda Will for Paphiopedilum henryanum
1st for Brassia allied hybrid: Wendy Hearder-Moan for Beallara Eurostar
2nd for Lycaste species: Linda Will for Lycaste candida
2nd for Pleurothallis allied species: Lorna Mantle for Restrepia guttulata
2nd for Paphiopedilum hybrids: Cindy & Ben Boers for Paphiopedilum (Pulsar x Cyberspace) x charlesworthii
2nd for Ascocentrum allied hybrid: Cindy  & Ben Boers for Rumrillara Sugar Baby
3rd for pink Phalaenopsis hybrids: Greta Culley for Phaleanopsis hybrid
3rd for Vandas: Jocelyn Webber for Vanda Manuvadee
3rd for Brassia allied hybrid: Cindy & Ben Boers for Miltassia Dark Star ‘Orchidworks’
3rd for Masdevallia hybrids: Wendy Hearder-Moan for Masdevallia Malcolm Adams
3rd for Displays of orchids in bloom.

General Meeting: Sept. 21, 2014

bio_cyclorganicThe September meeting of the Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens will feature Ivan Milin, on the topic of Cyclorganic Fertilizer. Inspired by the space program, his vision is to transform organic waste into rich organic fertilizer in an environmentally-friendly recycling process. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. in Room 5 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, Ontario. (Room allocation subject to change; check the notice board upon arrival at the RBG.)

Coming Soon: COOS Orchid Show (September 27-28)

orchid display

You have seen plenty of Phalaenopsis orchids for sale in the grocery stores but did you know that there are thousands of other kinds of orchids? They come in size from something a mosquito would love to the size of a small tree.  At the orchid show you will see many of these beautiful orchids arranged in colorful displays.  Come to the show. Bring a camera.  Learn more about care of orchids.  Perhaps buy one for yourself or a friend.

The COOS Orchid Show and Sale
Cambridge Hespeler Arena
640 Ellis Road, Cambridge, ON N3C 1A1
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information, see http://retirees.uwaterloo.ca/~jerry/coos/#show

Admission : $6.00 (Look for $1.00 off coupons or print one from the website).

Supervised children under 12 are free.

Directions: From 401 east or west exit at Townline Road, go north to Ellis there are signs posted for the arena. It’s only a few minutes from the 401.

For more information phone: Guelph – 519-821-0697, K/W – 519-745-3815, Cambridge – 519-658-6807
Anyone needing information to get to the  location on the days of the show can check with the arena at 519-654-9518.