Monthly Archives: March 2019

2019 Award Winners (OSRBG 38th Annual Orchid Show)

P1060089 (2)At the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 23, 2019, 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 C & C Orchids (Ravenvision Award, Jay Norris)
Display, 16-25 plants: won by Orchids Canada (Evelyn Hearder Memorial Award,
Wendy Hearder-Moan)
Display, more than 25 plants: won by Di Ciommo Orchids (Donated by Bernie
Educational display: won by Alexander Arts (Donated by OSRBG)
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 Robert Vanderheyden)
Junior display (under 19 years): no entries

Cattleya Alliance Species (Classes 100-160): won by John Marcotte, Orchids
Canada for Sophronitis coccinea (Windsor Greenhouse Award, Jean Allen-Ikeson)
Cattleya Hybrid (Classes 170-260): won by Di Ciommo Orchids for Blc. Green
Bird (Cindy and Ben Boers Award)
Paphiopedilum Species (Classes 270-292): won by John Marcotte for
Paphiopdilum haynaldianum ‘Charlie’ HCC/AOS (Gary Schreiber Memorial
Award, donated by Jocelyn Webber)
Paphiopedilum Hybrid (Classes 300- 370): won by Daniel Scher for
Paphiopedilum Prince Edward of York (Linda Will Award)

Phragmipedium Species (Classes 401-403): won by Synea Tan, SOOS, for
Phragmipedium humboldtii (Anonymous donor)
Phragmidedium Hybrid (Classes 411-414): won by Dr. Bussie for Phragmipedium
After Glow (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
Phalaenopsis Hybrid (Classes 440-572): won by Joe Di Ciommo for Phalaenopsis
Gan Lin Sun Flower (Wilson Ng IPA Perpetual Award)
Vanda Alliance (Classes 580-690): won by Peter & Sherry Decyk for Aerides leena
(Anonymous donor)
Brassia (Class 700): no entries
Oncidium Alliance (Classes 710-780): won by Ted & Charlene Kretz, Niagara
Region Orchid Society for Oncidium Pagan Love Song ‘Chocolate Thunder’HC
(Donated by Orchids in our Tropics, Doug Kennedy)
Cymbidium Alliance (Classes 790-810): won by Di Ciommo Orchids for Ansellia
africana (Anonymous donor)
Dendrobium Alliance (Classes 820-880): won by John Marcotte for Dendrobium
Aussie’s Chip ‘Charlie’ CCE/AOS (Award donated by C & C Orchids)
Pleurothallid Alliance (Classes 890-920): won by Joyce Medcalf for Pleurothallis
bivalvis ‘Hill Island’ CHM/AOS (Mario Ferrusi Memorial Award)
Lycaste (Class 930): won by Rick Rempel for Anguloa dubia (Gerda Mros
Memorial Award)
Maxillaria, Catasetum (Classes 940-960): won by Rob Vanderheyden for
Fredclarkara (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Alexa) (Doris Jensen Award)

Bulbophyllum and Miscellaneous General (Classes 970-990): won by Ted &
Charlene Kretz, Niagara Region Orchid Society for Ludisia discolor (Doris Jensen
Best Specimen Plant (Class 1030): won by Di Ciommo Orchids for Phalaenopsis
Hornglyn Gentle (Donated by RBG)
Best Plant in Show (Class 1040): won by Peter & Sherry Decyk for Aerides leeana
(RBG and OSRBG Perpetual Award)
COC Trophy (Best Plant in OSRBG display): won by Gavin Clark for Coelogyne
cristata (donated by OSRBG)
Painting/Mixed Media: won by Christy Graham for Avelyn (Anonymous donor)
Watercolour / Botanicals: won by Susanne Matheson for Phalaenopsis Yu Oin
Peach girl Cultivar (donated by OSRBG)
Three Dimensional Craft: No award made
Photograph / Digital Art: won by Ed Cott for Cryptochilussanguineus “Marni’s
Cardinal” HCC/AOS (Anonymous donor)
Junior Artist: No award made

General Meeting: Sunday March 24, 2019

Repotting made easy (well, easier…) A special invitation to orchid enthusiasts who came to the Show a few weeks ago and would like to learn more about repotting their orchids, and of course also to our current members: if you have a plant and are wondering whether or not to repot, bring it to the meeting and our experts, Pat Vuurman and Ben Boers, will give you excellent advice and assistance. If you have nothing to repot, you can help with repotting specimens from the RBG Greenhouse. Orchid media will be provided; you will need to bring pots, secateurs, and gloves if desired. The meeting takes place at RBG headquarters, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington Ontario, in room 5 (subject to confirmation). The formal meeting starts at 2 pm but you are invited to come anytime after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. Members and guests welcome.