Our Society members did nicely at the 2016 COOS Show, with Sherry and Peter Decyk’s Epidendrum diffusum once again taking the prize for Best Laeliinae along with a first place ribbon and a 3rd in the specimen class. Their beautiful Dendochilum magnum ‘Champagne’ CCM/AOS and Oncidium ‘Sharry Baby’ both picked up second place ribbons and the Dendrochilum was second in the specimen class as well. Congratulations, Peter and Sherry!
Congratulations to Chris Varady too. His Epidendrum peperomia was entered as a separate display (on Pat Vuurman’s suggestion) and it was first in that display category with a second place ribbon for the plant itself.
RBG’s Pholidota imbricata got a first place ribbon and also a third in the specimen class. Two Brassavola nodosa plants were entered from the RBG collection and they won 2nd and 3rd respectively. Phragmipedium Cardinale ‘Kilworth’ AM/AOS merited a 3rd place ribbon this time around.
Other results were as follows:
Ben and Cindy Boers
Cattlianthe Barefoot Mailman – 3rd
Cattleya Walkerinter v. coerulea – 3rd
Oncidium (Dancer x Robert Dugger ’Unicorn Ruby’ Am/AOS – 1st
Dendrobium Hibiki –3rd
Xylobium varigatum –3rd
Cischeinfia pusilla – 2nd
Phragmipedium Hanne Popow – 3rd
Phalaenopsis pulchra – 3rd
Pat and Lynda Vuurman
Cymbidium sinense –2nd
Paphiopedilum Dollgoldi – 1st
Paphiopedilum Rosy Dawn – 2nd
Paphiopedilum Great Inuyama –3rd
Phragmidpedium Carol Kanzer – 3rd
The exhibit itself received a 3rd place ribbon. Thanks go to Frank Washburn, Gavin Clark, Jacqui Arindell and Rob Vanderheyden who, along with myself, travelled to Cambridge to set up the exhibit. Frank, Gavin, Jacqui, Jim Johnston and I also dismantled the display and returned everything to the RBG greenhouse on Sunday night. A great team effort!