Reports of Shows and Other Events

COOS Report – 2019

By Wendy Hearder-Moan

The OSRBG display at the COOS Show featured 45 plants, of which 8 were from the RBG greenhouse and the remaining 37 were on loan from members of the Society.  Thank you to everyone who contributed their prized specimens. Without your participation there would be no display.

Forty-five plants made for a large display, as shown above. Many thanks to Frank Washburn, Jacqui Arrindell, Heather Detheridge and her friend Cathy, and Gavin Clark who, along with myself, put together the display.

Four of the RBG orchids received ribbons as did 20 of the plants belonging to members. Congratulations to all the ribbon winners and a special congratulations to Ben Boers whose Cattleya maxima var coerulea received the award for Best Cattleya in the Show. A photo of his Cattleya can be found below.


Here is a list of all the ribbon winners from our display.

Royal Botanical Gardens

Epidendrum prismatocarpum – 2nd

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Déese Charles – 2nd

Epidendrum (Mabel Kanda x cordigera alba) – 3rd

Guarianthe bowringiana – 3rd

Pat and Linda Vuurman

Kefericzella Ash Trees (Kefst. tolimensis x W. marginata) – 2nd

Phragmidpedium Apple Pie (Magdalene Rose x besseae) – 2nd

Coelogyne Orchideengarten Joachim (salmonicolor x usitana) – 3rd

Ben and Cindy Boers

Cattleya maxima var coerulea ‘Ben Boers’ HCC/AOS – 1st and Best Cattleya Award

Cattleya Walkerinter var coerulea (walkeriana x intermedia) – 1st

Cattleya tigrinia – 2nd

Rhynchostylis coelestits – 3rd

Wendy Hearder-Moan

Phalaenopsis Queen Beer (pulcherrima x Meteor) – 1st

Miltonidium Plum Fancy ‘The Best’ – 2nd

Frank Washburn

Oncidium Heaven Scent ‘Redolence’ (Ruffles x Sharry Baby)  – 3rd

Linda Will

Paphiopedilum purpuratum – 2nd

Phragmipedium Norvin Olivas (pearcei x kaieteurum) – 3rd

Phragmidpedium (lindleyanum x Hanna Popow) – 3rd

Faye Menzies

Brassolaelia Aurora (L. anceps x B. nodosa) – 1st

Encyclia vespa – 3rd

Cattleya Hawaiian Wedding Song ‘Virgin’ HCC/AOS – 3rd

Daniel Scher

Paphiopedilum Predacious ‘Lestat’ (adductum x glanduliferum) – 2nd

Cattleya jenmanii var typo ‘Mem. Emily Scher – 3rd

Philip Scher

Dracuvallia Dorothy Stevenson (Masd. uniflora x Drac. roezlii) – 1st

Masdevallia peristeria ‘Predator’ – 1st

Gavin Clark

Dendrobium trinervum x sib – 1st

Here are a few more photos from the Show: