Monthly Archives: March 2020

2020 Award Winners (39th Annual OSRBG Orchid Show)

Pat Vuurman, Head Judge, making a presentation to Terry Kennedy
(Photo: Rob Vanderheyden)

At a ceremony on Saturday February 29, 2020,  in the context of the 39th Annual Orchid Show, Royal Botanical Gardens,  awards were made and trophies handed out to the winners in various categories. We thank the sponsors of the awards and congratulate the winners as follows:


Display (6-15 plants): Anli’s Orchids (sponsored by Robert Vanderheyden)

Display (16-25 plants): OrchidsCanada and Daniel Scher (Evelyn Hearder Memorial Award, sponsored by Wendy Hearder-Moan)

Display (more than 25 plants): DiCiommo Orchids (Greta Culley Award)

Educational Display: Alexander Arts (Gavin Clark Award)

Amateur Award: Joyce Medcalf (sponsored by OSRBG)

Society Display (1-15 plants): Windsor Orchid Society (Jane and Robert Johnstone Award)

Society Display (more than 15 plants): London Orchid Society (Penelope Petrie Award)

Daniel Scher receiving one of several awards
(Photo: Rob Vanderheyden)


Cattleya Alliance Species (Classes 100-160): Chris and Conchita Varady for Laelia rubescens (Jean Allen-Ikeson Award)

Cattleya Hybrid (Classes 170-260): Eric and Ellen Lee, for Leptotes bicolor (Cindy and Ben Boers Award)

Paphiopedilum Species (Classes 270-292): Daniel Scher for Paphiopedilum wilhelminae ‘Drogon’ AM/AOS (Gary Schreiber Memorial Award)

Paphiopedilum Hybrid (Classes 300-370): Daniel Scher for Paphiopedilum (Chiu Hua Dancer x praestans) ‘Scher Ecstasy’ AM/AOS (Linda Will Award)

Phragmipedium Species (Classes 401-403): John Marcotte for Phragmipedium besseae ‘Mr. Phil’ (Anonymous donor)

Phragmipedium Hybrid (Classes 411-414): Daniel Scher for Phragmipedium Geralda ‘Warbird’ (Lynda and Pat Vuurman Award)

Phalaenopsis / Doritis Species (Class 430): Joe DiCiommo for Phalaenopsis amabilis var formosana 4N (This Side of Paradise Award)

Phalaenopsis Hybrid IPA (Classes 440-572): Synea Tan for Phalaenopsis Brother Sara Gold (Wilson Ng IPA Perpetual Award)

Vanda Alliance (Classes 580-690): Synea Tan for Rhynchorides Memoria Suranaree ‘Synea’ AM/AOS (Anonymous donor)

Oncidium Alliance (Classes 710-780): Wilson Ng for Rossioglossum Rawdon Jester ‘Maki’ AM-CCM/AOS (Orchids in our Tropics Award)

Cymbidium Alliance (Classes 790-810): Michael Hwang and Terry Kowalczuk for Cymbidium goeringii ‘Tama-no-Yubae’ (Anonymous donor)

Dendrobium Alliance (Classes 820-880): Synea Tan for Denrobium Mini Snowflake ‘Synea’ CCM/AOS (Chris and Conchita Varady Award)

Pleurothallid Alliance (Classes 890-920): Joyce Medcalf for Pleurothallis bivalvis ‘Hill Island’ CHM/AOS (Mario Ferrusi Memorial Award)

Lycaste (Class 930) : Doug and Terry Kennedy for Lycaste Red Jewel (Gerda Mros Memorial Award)

Maxillaria, Catasetum (Classes 940-960): Doug and Terry Kennedy for Galeopetalum Princess Huri (B-C Catasetenae Award)

Bulbophyllum & Miscellaneous Genera (Classes 970-990): Gavin Clark for Coelogyne cristata (Doris Jensen Memorial Award)

Best Miniature: Eric and Ellen Lee for Pomatocalpa brachybotyrum (OSRBG Award)

Specimen Plant (Class 1030): Gavin Clark for Coelogyne cristata (Al Parker Memorial and RBG Award)

Plant in Show (Class 1040): Gavin Clark for Coelogyne cristata (RBG and OSRBG Perpetual Award)

COC Trophy (Best Plant in OSRBG Display): Gavin Clark for Coelogyne cristata (COC Award)


Drawing / Painting / Mixed Media: Sayeh Beheshi for Dendrobium Chathaboon Sunrise (Anonymous donor)

Three Dimensional Craft: Karen Logan for Purple Drama (Alexander Rawana Paralegal Award)

Photograph / Digital Art / Print: John Alexander for Mocassin Flower (OSRBG Award)

**CANCELLED** General Meeting: Sunday March 29, 2020

Sorry, this meeting has been cancelled due to the temporary closure of RBG announced March 13, 2020.

Time for re-potting?

It’s our annual re-potting session! Note that the date of our March meeting is later in the month than usual, as RGB needs the room on our usual meeting date for March break activities.

As usual, we invite members, especially new members, to bring a plant that needs re-potting and get some assistance from the more experienced re-potters. You will also need to bring the pot that you plan to use for the plant, as well as your secateurs (and gloves if you like). Media for re-potting will be available. We meet in room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W. Burlington. The formal meeting starts at 2 pm but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors.

We’ll also vote for the March “Orchid of the Month” so bring your best orchids in flower for the Show Table. Guests are welcome. If you thought about joining when you attended the orchid show, but were hesitant about jumping in, this is a good time to find out more.