Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting:

Sunday 2 December 2018 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

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Plant of the Month - September 2018

Paphiopedilum Saint Swithin (rothschildianum x philippinense).

Joe DiCiommo won the honours this month with his beautiful Cattleya maxima coerulea ’Chelsea’s Smile’ AM/AOS, It had two inflorescences open with about 8 to 9 flowers each and two more inflorescences about to open. He grows it in a bright spot in his greenhouse and never moves it from there. The greenhouse gets a light coating of whitewash as shade for the summer. He “showers” it every day with fertilizer water (1 tsp/US gal ) and it is doing its best when he lets it grow outside of the pot. Great growing Joe!

Phalaenopsis Journal

Phalaenopsis Journal Second Quarter 28(2) 2018

SOOS members can browse the latest edition of the Phalaenopsis Journal magazine.

You can now access it instantly HERE.

If you are prompted to enter an access key to view the magazine use this: WptLCO



2019 Membership on sale now at the membership desk or ONLINE.

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.

Now is the time to get your 2019 SOOS memberships. The earlier you purchase or renew a membership, the more opportunities you will have to win the draw for a blooming orchid at the November, December and January meetings. You must be in attendance to win the orchid draw, so if your name is chosen and you are not in attendance, we will draw again until a winner is chosen. All names go back into the draw for the following month, so purchase your membership early to increase your odds of winning.

Payments accepted ONLINE

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

Future Meetings:

  • October 7: Jason Fischer, Orchids Limited (Minnesota)
  • November 4: John Marcotte of Orchids Canada speaking on Disas
  • Decmeber 2:  Annual auction and pot luck luncheon
  • January 6th: Preparing your plants for the “big show”
  • January 27th: Susan Wedegaertner, President American
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. Some things have changed since this writing, but it is still helpful.