Monthly Archives: April 2016

General Meeting: Sunday May 15, 2016


Tom Sampliner, a naturalist from Cuyahoga County, Ohio, will speak on the topic “Orchids, other wildflowers and rugged scenery of Western China”. He spent two weeks on a plant-hunting expedition last summer that was guided by resident orchidologist Dr. Holger Perner and his wife.  The presentation will include images of flowering plants, especially orchids, and the habitats where they are found, as well as some general sightseeing. The meeting will take place in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington. The formal part of the meeting begins at 2 p.m. You are invited to come any time after 1 p.m. to socialize and talk to vendors. Members and guests welcome.




TAOA Orchid Show


Toronto Artistic Orchid Association (TAOA) Show – April 9-10, 2016

Frank Washburn, Gavin Clark, Steven Ng and Wendy Hearder-Moan set up a display for the OSRBG consisting of 30 plants of which 16 were ribbon winners. Special congratulations to June Cramer whose Oncidium hybrid merited an award as Best Oncidium. RBG’s Guarianthe guatemalensis also received a 3rd place ribbon in the specimen class.


Royal Botanical Gardens Collection

Oncidium altissimum – 1st

Schombugkia tibicinis – 2nd

Guarianthe guatemalensis – 1st (and 3rd in specimen plant class)


June Cramer

Oncidium hybrid – 1st (and Best Oncidium Award)

Cattleya intermedia – 2nd

Odontonia Janice Miller ‘Powder Puff’ x Odontonia (Drummer Joe x Picotee) ‘Fuchia Frame’ – 2nd

Sarcochilus hartmanii (white) – 1st

Sarcochilus hartmanii (pink) – 2nd


Lynda and Pat Vuurman

Phalaenopsis I-Hsin Paprika ’Wilson’s Choice’ AM/AOS – 2nd

Linda Will

Phragmipedium besseae – 1st

Phragmipedium China Dragon (Grande x besseae x flavum) – 2nd

Paphiopedilum Joseito (Nike’s Sunny Delight x Pinocchio) – 2nd

Brassocattleya Memoria Vida Lee (Bc. Binosa xC. Brazilian Treasure) – 2nd

Brassolaelia Yello Bird (Brassavola nodosa x Bl. Richard Mueller) – 2nd

Phragmipedium Sedenii (longifolium x schlimii) – 3rd

Phragmipedium Eric Young (besseae x longifolium) – 3rd


The display itself received a third place ribbon. Thanks to everyone who helped with the display and who contributed orchids for the exhibit.

General Meeting: April 17, 2016


With OrchidFest coming up soon in Tobermory, this is an excellent time to learn about Ontario’s native orchids. Charlotte Moore, a long-time member of OSRBG, will discuss the orchids she has seen on her travels in this province. The formal meeting starts at 2 p.m., but come any time after 1 p.m. to socialize and interact with vendors. The meeting takes place in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, Ontario. Members and guests welcome.