Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Our Next Meeting is ORCHIDFEST!

Sunday July 5 at the Toronto Botancial Garden. Floral Hall

Open to members of all Orchid Societies.



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Plant of the Month - June 2015

Erika Lorincz brought in several lovely plants, but her Sobennikoffia robusta caught the eye of the person judging the table and got the honour of plant of the mon Congratulations: you did it again Erika! She grows the plant in a South-facing bay window with a tiny fan providing air movement 24 hours a day. So the plant gets more direct sun in winter than in summer, because the sun is lower in the sky in winter, but the compensation in summer is the greater strength of the summer sun. She pots it in her usual mix containing whatever is handy, in this case bark, Perlite, tree fern, coconut husks chips and maybe charcoal.
She waters the plant once per week with a weak fertilizer solution and since she has had the plant for 10-12 years it had time to grow into a nice specimen.
The cute upturned tips of the white flowers reminded me of Traditional Dutch Costume bonnets!


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Future Meetings:

2015 meeting dates are as follows.

  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
Please check the Calendar for more events and details.

Importing Orchids into Canada

This is a very complex and sometimes frustrating topic.
Marilyn H. S. Light, Chair,
Conservation Committee of the Canadian Orchid Congress
sheds some light in this
excellent article.