Sunday, 4 September 2016 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall
- 12:00 Noon; Plant sales.
- 12:15pm on the stage: Cultural Snapshots
- Speaker Program at 1 pm
- Show table discussion
**Treats for the social break provided by members with names begining with the letter N though R
Our September Speaker is Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids
Alan Koch will be speaking to us 'Species Habitat, Hybrid Culture'–a program that explores how orchids grow in nature and how to take that information and apply it to the plants we grow. We have the opportunity to preorder plants from Gold Country Orchids to be delivered at the September 4th meeting.
- Ordering and Discount information
- Gold Country Orchids Limited Availability
- Gold Country Two Inch Availability
Mario Ferrusi 1947-2016
It is with profound sadness that SOOS announces the passing for Mario Ferrusi on July 31, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Mario was past President of our society as well as past Chairman of the Toronto Judging Centre and a Trustee for the American Orchid Society. He was a fully accredited AOS judge. He served SOOS and the Judging Centre in many capacities, most recently as Program Chairman, bringing in top notch international speakers to our meetings. His acumen as an orchid grower won him international acclaim and innumerable awards. His company “Marsh Hollow” was a fixture at many orchid shows. Many of his awarded plants bear the name “Marsh Hollow” along with those of his family.
Born in Sulmona, Italy in October 1947, Mario came to Canada in 1954. He worked at General Motors in St. Catherines, Ontario until his retirement in December 2007.
He is survived by his beloved wife Conni and children Ilia, Jared and Rhys.
A celebration of Mario’s life will be scheduled in a few weeks.
As a mentor, friend and fellow orchid grower, Mario will be greatly missed by all of us. We have lost a giant in our community. The thoughts and prayers of the Board of Directors of SOOS and all the membership are with Conni and her family at this very sad time.
Some of Mario's internationally renowned collecting will be available for sale over two weekends
- Sept. 10 & 11 - 12noon to 5pm
- Sept 17 & 18 = 12noon to 5pm
- October 2 - Graham Wood Topic: Maudiae. Why has it changed so much?
- November 6 - Jean Ikeson Topic: Dendrobiums
- December 4 - Year end Holiday meeting and Auction.
Marsh Hollow Orchids, 1129 Cream St. Fenwick, ON, L0S 1C0
More info at 905-727-3319 or [email protected]
TOUR OF ORCHID GROWERS September 10th —11th, 2016
Please note that this will be a self-directed tour.
You decide which growers you wish to visit, and when. You can use Google, MapQuest, your GPS or an old-fashioned map book to get you there. Please respect the conditions, i.e Dates, and hours the growers have indicated that they would be available.
SOOS Valentines Show February 13-14, 2016 was a great success
New vidoe of the 2016 show courtesy Kristen Reuel (oogalaboo on YouTube)
Plant of the Month - June 2016
Phaleonopsis Yu Pin Polar Bear
Recognized for the superbly arranged inflorescence. Synea grows under lights and summers some plants outside.
2016 Membership on sale now at the membership desk.
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