Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting:

Sunday, 12 April 2015 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

Speaker: TBC



Our 2015 show was a great success!

Ribbon Results

Trophy Results

Images from the show (via Facebook):

See you next year Feb 13 and 14, 2016

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Plant of the Month - January 25, 2015

Sherry and Peter Decyk won the honour this month with their little jewel Dendrochilum parvulum ‘Tom’s Choice’ CCM-AOS. They had gotten their Certificate of Cultural Commendation at the demonstration judging at the RBG on January 18 and shared the plant with SOOS a few days later.
The miniature plant was covered with little feathery white inflorescences. The plant was grown in a 3.5” plastic pot in a mix of seedling bark, small charcoal and Perlite with some medium bark on the bottom as drainage material. It likes to grow warm and moist and likes good light. In winter the minimum night temperature is 52F (11C). Cherry told us that the plant was about 10 years old and during that time about a third had been taken off to make a division. The plant does not like root disturbance and must be treated very gently when re-potting and dividing or it will sulk for years. The Decyks admitted to a bit of apprehension because so many people have asked for a division of the little cutie! Congratulations!



2015 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.

Payments accepted ONLINE

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Future Meetings:

2015 meeting dates are as follows.

  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5 - Orchidfest
  • 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.