Monthly Archives: March 2016

Award Winners – 2016

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At the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 27, 2016, trophies and awards were presented in various categories. We congratulate the winners and thank the sponsors of the awards as follows:


Display, 6-15 plants : won by Sherry & Peter Decyk & Dr. Bussie (Ravenvision Award, Jay Norris)

Display, 16-25 plants: won by Orchids in our Tropics (Evelyn Hearder Memorial Award, Wendy Hearder-Moan)

Display, more than 25 plants: won by Orchid Society of the RBG (Donated by Bernie Butts)

Educational display: won by Flora Peculia, Terry Kowalchuk (Anonymous donation)

Amateur display: won by Joyce Medcalf (Donated by Penelope Petrie)

Society display, 1-15 plants: won by Windsor Orchid Society (Donated by Jane and Robert Johnstone)

Society display, more than 15 plants: won by Southern Ontario Orchid Society (Donated by Sandra Micucci)

Junior display (under 19 years): no entries


Cattleya Alliance Species (Classes 100-160): won by Crystal Star for Epidendrum floribundum (Windsor Greenhouse Award, Jean Allen-Ikeson)

Cattleya Hybrid (Classes 170-260): won by Wilson Ng for Blc. Young-Min Orange ‘Golden Satisfaction’ (Cindy and Ben Boers Award)

Paphiopedilum Species (Classes 270-292): won by a member of COOS for Paphiopdilum liemianum (Gary Schreiber Memorial Award, donated by Jocelyn Webber)

Paphiopedilum Hybrid (Classes 300- 370): won by Wilson Ng for Paphiopedilum (Hungsheng Flame x Hsinying Bee) (Linda Will Award)

Phragmipedium Species (Classes 401-403): won by Robert Johnstone for Phragmipedium tetzlaffianum (Award donated by Gavin Clark)

Phragmidedium Hybrid (Classes 411-414): won by Jim Kendall, Central Ontario Orchid Society for Phragmipedium Cardinale (Lynda and Pat Vuurman Award)

Cypripedium Alliance (Class 420): no entries

Phalaenopsis / Doritis Species (Class 430): won by Joe Di Ciommo for Phalaenopsis amabilis v. formosanum 4N (Donated by This Side of Paradise, Drew Goddard)

Phalaenopsis Hybrid (Classes 440-572): won by Joe Di Ciommo for Phalaenopsis Sogo Jessica ‘2570’ (Wilson Ng IPA Perpetual Award)

Vanda Alliance (Classes 580-690): won by Wilson Ng for Rhynchostylis gigantea ‘Wilson’s Choice’ (OSRBG Award)

Brassia (Class 700): no entries

Oncidium Alliance (Classes 710-780): won by Crystal Star for Bapticidium Hwuluduen Bee ‘Wasp’ (Donated by Orchids in our Tropics, Doug Kennedy)

Cymbidium Alliance (Classes 790-810): won by Wilson Ng for Cymbidium Eastern Wind ‘Wilson’s Choice’ (Donated by Joyce Medcalf)

Dendrobium Alliance (Classes 820-880): won by Rob Gardiner for Dendrobium To My Kids Smile (Sherry and Peter Decyk Award)

Pleurothallid Alliance (Classes 890-920): won by Joyce Medcalf for Masdevallia excelsior ‘Hill Island’ (Audrey Travis Memorial Award, donated by Ray Travis)

Lycaste (Class 930): won by Deb Boersma, Windsor Orchid Society for Lycaste Concentration (Gerda Mros Memorial Award)

Maxillaria, Catasetum (Classes 940-960): won by a member of the Ottawa Orchid Society for Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO Black Pearl’ (Doris Jensen Award)

Bulbophyllum and Miscellaneous General (Classes 970-990): won by Brenda Aarts, London Orchid Society for Gongora fulva (Doris Jensen Award)

Best Specimen Plant (Class 1030): won by OSRBG for Ansellia africana (Donated by RBG)

Best Plant in Show (Class 1040): won by James Kendall, Central Ontario Orchid Society for Phragmipedium Cardinale (RBG and OSRBG Perpetual Award)

AOS Trophy (Best Display in Show): won by Orchids in our Tropics, Terry and Doug Kennedy (donated by OSRBG)

COC Trophy (Best Plant in OSRBG display): won by June Cramer for Cymbidium Camelard ‘Sunshine’ (donated by OSRBG)


Painting/Mixed Media: won by Zorica Krasulja for White Cattleya (Penny Lipcsik Award)

Watercolour / Botanicals: no entries

Three Dimensional Craft: won by Karen Logan for Paphiopedilum (Charlotte Moore Award)

Photograph / Digital Art: won by Jay Norris (Phyllis and Scott Milne Award)

Junior Artist: no entries

General Meeting: March 13, 2016


Time to re-pot? Time for a hands-on re-potting clinic, certainly. Our March meeting is your opportunity to bring one or more orchids that may need to be re-potted and to obtain advice and assistance from Pat Vuurman, Ben Boers, Drew Goddard and others. Basic orchid medium will be provided and other supplies will be available for purchase. Bring your gloves, secateurs and pots if you have them.  If you are on top of all your re-potting, congratulations! Come to the meeting anyway to help your colleagues, or work on plants from the RBG collection. The meeting starts at 2 pm. Come any time after 1 pm to socialize and to chat with vendors. Members and guests welcome, and a special welcome to new members who joined at the recent Orchid Show. The location is Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington.