Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting:

Sunday, 4 October 2015 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

Speaker: Chris Purver

Chris Purver is the currator of the Eric Young Orchid Foundation on the channel island of Jersey will speak to us on the history and recent achievements of the foundation that is well known for its outstanding work in modern orchid hybridizing. Mr. Purver joined the foundation in 1998 and became Curator in 2002. He is a Royal Horticultural Society and British Orchid Council orchid judge. His earlier career was in various commercial horticultural capacities.

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Plant of the Month - September

Kin Lam Mok brought in his stunning Dendrobium cuthbertsonii, that had won a CCE (Certificate of Cultural Excellence) at the Judging Centre the day before. No one was surprised when it won “Plant of the Month” as well. Kin grows the plant in a clay pot into which he stuffed a ball of New Zealand sphagnum and grew the plant around it. He has had the plant for 11 years! He summers it sort of out of doors, but takes it out at 10AM and brings it back in at 4 PM!! He waters with rain water and fertilizes lightly weekly in the summer. It gets a cool bright spot in the house in the winter. Talk about a job well done! Wow! Congratulations, Kin!


2014 Membership on sale now at the membership desk.

Annual membership is $30 with the newsletter by email. Newsletter by Canada Post $15 extra unless you are a pre 2011 member in continuous good standing receiving the newsletter by Canada Post.

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Future Meetings:

2015 meeting dates are as follows.

  • 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.