Sunday July 5 at the Toronto Botancial Garden. Floral Hall
Open to members of all Orchid Societies.
- 9:30 am – 12:00 noon: AOS Judging. Bring your flowering plants for judging or come to watch the judging and learn how it is done. The judges are anxious to share.
- 12:00 noon- 1 pm: Pot luck lunch, please bring a dish to share. SOOS will provide the drinks.
- 1 pm: Glen Decker of Piping Rock Orchids will be our very special guest speaker. He will be speaking about "Phragmipedium kovachii and its Hybrids" and giving us some great cultural hints.
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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2015 meeting dates are as follows.
- September 6
- October 4
- November 1
- December 6
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.