Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting:

Sunday, 5 October 2014 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

Speaker: Greg Allikas will speak to us about Rupicolous Laelias

Greg Allikas is known the world over for his brilliant photographs of orchids, flowers and foliage. His extensive knowledge of his subject and arts background offer a unique interpretation that is both accurate, and stunningly beautiful. He has been a commercial photographer and orchid grower since 1970. He is awards photographer for the AOS Florida-Caribbean Judging Center in Miami and numerous annual orchid shows in the U.S. and abroad. His photos are regularly seen in American Orchid Society publications including the annual calendar and ORCHIDS magazine. He has written numerous articles for both ORCHIDS magazine and Orchid Digest. His orchid articles have been published in Russia, Germany, Sweden, France and South America. His most recent books are, Four Seasons of Orchids (co-authored with Ned Nash) and a recent collaboration with San Francisco orchidist Bruce Rogers, titled The Orchid Whisperer. In 2005, Greg was honored to consult on, and supply photography for a United Nations postal administration endangered species stamp release featuring 12 endangered orchid species. Recipient of the Silver Medal from the American Orchid Society. Greg is the proprietor of the popular Orchid Photo Page on the World Wide Web at


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Plant of the Month - September 2014

Plant of the Month Rhynchorides [Rhrds.]
Memoria Suranaree Blue
grown by Synea
Congratulations Synea.


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:

2014 meeting dates are as follows.

  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7
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.