Auction of orchids and orchid-related items starts about 2 pm with social time to follow. Bring your donations to Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters from 1 p.m. Guests are always welcome. Members will find more details in Orchidata.
We took 23 plants to the Windsor Orchid Society show. We won 21 ribbons on the plants plus a 1st. for display.
Sherry and Peter Decyk had a great day as follows:
Coelogyne rochussenii won best of show, best in class and best specimen
1st Dendrobium Andree Millar
1st Xylobium variegatum
1st. Lc. Angel Heart ‘Ann’ X Lc. Puppy Love ‘Kuroda’
1st Bulb. Rothschildianum also best in class
1st Cat. Bowringiana [High Blue x Blue Smoke HCC/AOS
Lynda and Pat Vuurman
3rd Howeara Chiam Tzy Lovely ‘Red Bug’
2nd Phrag. Peruflora’s Saltimbanco [ this plant was also pulled for AOS judging but not awarded at this time]
3rd Phrag. wallisii
2nd. Cymbidium sinese
3rd Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi
2nd Beallara Eurostar [ this plant was also pulled for AOS judging but not awarded at this time]
Cindy and Ben Boers
2nd Paph. Pulsar X [Cyperspace x charlesworthii]
1st Galeandra liptoceras
3rd Paph Recovery
3rd Pot. Free Spirit x LC Golden Tangerine
1st. Dtps. Surf Song ‘mor’
1st. Phalenopsis [no name] Also Cindy got best in class for no name plants.
1st Bc. Deese Charles
2nd Bc. Deese Charles [specimen plant]
1st for Society display 15 to 25 plants.
Thanks to Wendy, Pat & Lynda, Sherry & Peter for supplying plants for the display. Also Pat & Lynda for helping with setup and take down.
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.
The topic of the October meeting will be LED Lighting in Orchid Culture. The speaker is Rob Halgren from Littlefrog Farm.
Here is one of his videos on Youtube
The 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.)
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.
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.