Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting:

Sunday, 8 May 2016 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

Speaker: Dan Doucette


SOOS Valentines Show February 13-14, 2016 was a great success

New vidoe of the 2016 show courtesy Kristen Reuel (oogalaboo on YouTube)

2016 Ribbon Results

2016 Trophy Results

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Plant of the Month - 6 March 2016Plant of the Month

Erika Lorincz
Angraecum leonis

Plant of the Month for March 6, 2016 One of our well-known Green-Thumb members won the honour this month! Erika Lorincz brought in a pristine Angraecum leonis with at least half a dozen glistening white flowers arranged in a semi-circle around the plant fan. The flowers last two months! She grew the plant in a south-facing bay window, but it is placed behind other plants so it receives dappled sun from the side. She waters with a dilute fertilizer once a week and rotates the fertilizers between fish fertilizer, MSU, Dyna-Grow and clear water. There is an upright fan beside the plant that blows air up to the ceiling, creating air circulation, but no draft or gale on any plant. The potting mix is the one sold by Eric Lee which is a commercial mix that he loosens with cork bits, bark and Perlite. Erika grows the plant in a clear plastic pot so she can observe root health and mix condition. The pot sits on a tray with an egg-crate plastic inlay, but Erika mists the plant with a squirt bottle between waterings, often at least once a day when the humidity 3 is low. She has had the plant since July 1997 so she can take credit for every one of the healthy leaves and flowers! Congratulations! (-and I am green with envy about your skill!!)

Orchid Fest 2016

Our very special guest at our August OrchidFest is Holger Perner of Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology in Sichuan, China.


2016 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

You can now join or renew your membership through this website (by PayPal). More info...

Future Meetings:

  • April 3 - Jason Fischer
  • May 8 - Dan Douette
  • June 5 - Claudio Rossi
  • August 7 OrchidFest with Holger Penner
  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4
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.