Monthly Show Table Archive

2011

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January 2011

Denrobium speciosum var. curvicaule ‘Rosa’ CCM-AOS The plant of the month went to Armando Rossi for his spectacular Denrobium speciosum var. curvicaule ‘Rosa’ CCM-AOS. It took the plant a while to mature until the bloom, but it was worth the wait. The plant is overwintered in a solarium and spends summer outside. In the fall it is moved to the greenhouse where it stays until the night temperature falls just to a couple degrees (Celcius) above zero. The plant takes full sun and gets plenty of water and food. According to the discussion around this orchid, Dendrobium speciosum does not always requires harsh treatment in order to set buds, but rather takes time to mature, as it does not bloom at a young age. This is a warm growing Dendrobium from Australia.

 


 

February 2011 (Jan 30)

Phalaenopsis  Zuma Pixie Plant of the Month
The plant of the month went to Henry Glowka for a happy family of a mother with two keikis, all blooming their little hearts out – an unusually dark clone of the phalaenopsis hybrid Zuma Pixie. Henry grew his plant from a keiki that he got from Inge Poot a couple of years ago. He did bloom a “two-storey phalaenopsis” before but this time the symmetry of the plant added even more value to the display. To accommodate for the growing keiki roots, Henry builds for each a mini-pot of light-weight plastic filled with sphagnum moss while roots are still short. He‟s great with reusing old plastic packaging (remember to wash thoroughly if you do it!) or, in this case, he ran into some plastic bandaging in a pharmacy. (This doesn‟t have to be anything expensive.) Henry then affixes each keiki in its little pot to a stake, to reduce the burden on the mother plant. The rest is the usual - love, water, feeding when you remember, and light. His phalaenopsis plants live on a warm windowsill of a north-facing window, so they don‟t get much sun, but because it‟s on the 24th floor of a high rise, they get a lot of unblocked light all day long. Congratulations,Henry

 

October 2011

October Plant of the Month

Joe grows this plant in a greenhouse in a bright spot. He waters it once a week in the summer and because of lower humidity, more frequently in winter. He fertilizes every third week. He uses Epsom salts at the rate of ½ cup in a 5 gallon bucket that he then applies with a 1/16 proportioner. This seems to work out to about 1/3 teaspoon epsom salts per gallon of water.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful plant with us, Joe!
Another plant of note on the show table was a Neofinetia falcata. Michael Hwang told us that when temperatures rise to 30C you should water later in the day when it gets cooler. Any Neofinetia falcata that has all pink or all yellow flowers is actually an Ascocentrum hybrid. The problem with this species or hybrids with it, that are still mostly this species, is losing them to rot. They do rather well in pure long strain sphagnum moss when they are watered only after the moss has dried out even in the hollow centre. To avoid desiccation while waiting for the moss to dry you should mist the surface of the moss in the morning to increase local humidity during the rest of the day.

Joe O'Regan and plant of the month Brassidium Fly Away 'Miami' HCC/AOS. Photo pp

 

 

 

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Oncidium Sherry Baby PLANT OF THE MONTH
Anne Antanaitis won plant of the month with a beautiful colour form of Oncidium Sherry Baby. These plants are known for their floriferousness and fragrance. Anne writes: I have a plant stand in front of my south facing picture window that has sheers on it. I keep the plant close to the edge near the window, and I keep it watered well and fertilize every second watering. It goes outside in summer but I try not to get sun damage on the leaves. I bring it in before fall and keep it in high light in the window. When I see that it has inflorescences I put a stake in and slowly train the spike to go up. Try not to use clamps but rather use velcro to hold it loosely. As the spike grows I pull the plant back, one to give room so no bends form in the spike and two- to let it reach for light so I have longer spikes. Always make sure it faces the same way so the spike stays straight. I have a plastic catch pot with a raised middle ( old tub from grandkids gummies), so it never sits in water but moisture is there.

 

 

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October 2010

PLANT OF THE MONTH
The plant of the month went to Leslie Ee for Kefersteinia tolimensis. Leslie says it is always in bloom, and this is when most people cannot even keep it alive. The plant is grown in moss, under lights on the windowsill, one and a half feet from the glass and kept wet and cool at all times. Moderate conditions in winter. He waters it two to three times per week and gives it fish emulsion once per week. . Leslie did not move the plant once he found what his kefersteinia likes, and this is the secret of his success.

Kefersteinia tolimensis

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September 2010

PLANT OF THE MONTH
The plant of the month went to Joe O’Regan for the demure beauty Clowesia russelliana with two pendant spikes of fragrant translucent-looking blooms. Joe grows his Clowesia in his greenhouse in high light, letting it rest after it’s done blooming and only resuming watering after the growth is a couple of inches big. Well, normally he would be waiting for the roots growing back to a couple of inches long, but the roots are in the pot, so Joe just starts watering when the growth looks big enough.

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June 2010

June Plant of the Month

The plant of the month went to Eric Lee for his paphiopedilum Johanna Burkhardt – gorgeous, gorgeous paph! Eric grows it in his greenhouse.

 

May 2010

 

May 2010 Plant of the month:

Ron Weroski brought another one of his lovely cymbidiums – Dancing Mother ‘Kotone’, a hybrid of C. Tiny Tiger and C. madidum. Ron grows his cymbidiums in his lean-to greenhouse, never taking them outside. He gives them cattleya light and lets them dry out slightly in the fall. He uses fertilizer Growtek 4-9-11 / 8-4-12. Congratulations, Ron! cymbidium  Dancing Mother ‘Kotone’

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March 2010

 

 

Plant of the Month

Dendrobium aggregatum (lindleyi) grown and bloomed to perfection by Michael Hwang. Michael grows his dendrobe on a south windowsill and makes a strict distinction between the growing and resting seasons. During the growing season the plant is heavily watered, but during the resting season it gets no water for three months. Michael also says that this dendrobium likes to dry out between waterings, so he only waters when the pseudobulbs start withering a little bit, but gives the plant so much water that it gets back to its plump condition. One more trick up Michael's sleeve is to grow a dendrobium in the smallest possible pot. The tiny pot can then be put in a bigger pot or two-three bigger pots to stabilize the plant if it gets top-heavy.
This allows the roots to get lots of air.. The plant is potted in a mix of medium and large bark. When the new growth has matured the dry spell is started. During the dry spell, starting in late October, there is a 10 to 15 degree Celsius difference between the day and night temperatures. He fertilizes the plant about once a month with MSU fertilizer

Dendrobium aggregatum

 

 


Jan 31 2010

Potinara Joe DiCiommPlant of the month – Potinara Joe DiCiommo grown by Joe DiCiommo (of course!) - beautiful orchid all covered in bloom. Joe says he took this orchid for judging but was told that the plant does not have enough blooms. „Well!, said Joe – and we already know what he does when he says “Well!” – he moves the culprit orchid across his greenhouse for about 15 feet! The poor plant usually breaks into spikes right away.
As for the other cultural tips, Joe grows the potinara in his greenhouse where he mists his orchids 2-3 times a day with the mist so fine that they get dry in half an hour. The plant grows in a clay pot with open medium and is quite pot-bound for its size.


 

January 2010

Cymbidium Ruby ShowerPlant of the month is Cymbidium Ruby Shower, grown and bloomed to perfection by Ron Weroski - a Japanese bred hybrid of C. devonianum × C. Rathel with showy long pendant spikes of fragrant maroon red flowers. Ron purchased the plant from CalOrchids in California, where it grows outside, as the temperature does not fall below 50 F. He grows it in his north-west facing greenhouse year-round, with high humidity, lots of natural light and 20-20-20 general fertilizer once a week. In September, the plant gets a dry rest until it starts spiking. Ron says this cymbidium is very easy to bloom. Congratulations, Ron, on the beautiful blooms.

Correction: Last month’s show table results missed the first place basket display submitted by Henry Glowka. Sorry Henry and thank you for bringing it in.


 

December 2009

Show table by Iryna Bonya

December 2009 Plant of the Month

bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann 'BuckleberryShow Table The Plant of the Month is bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann 'Buckleberry', grown by Doug and Terry Kennedy - a mature plant with multiple spikes all over. Doug grows the plant in an open mix in a greenhouse up under the roof so the plant can get high light. When asked for tips on how to make this orchid bloom, Doug said he honestly doesn't know. The Kennedys acquired this plant quite recently, and this is when they already had one of these for a number of years and it hasn't bloomed for the longest time. Joe DiCiommo's shared his experience in dealing with the stubborn beauty. He used to keep it in a shaded corner of his greenhouse and the plant was growing wonderfully but never bloomed. One day Joe decided to move the orchid to the opposite corner - lighter, cooler and about 15 feet away, and the orchid covered itself in spikes. Doug's joking summary followed: To make your bulbophyllum bloom, go home and move it 15 feet to the right!. Iryna.

 

 

 

January 31, 2009 Show Table

 

 

 

 

September 2009 Show Table

Plant of the Month: Phalaenopsis Brother Golden Potential (Phalaenopsis Brother Paradise x Phalaenopsis Taipei Gold). John Bob Jurica is relatively new to SOOS but he definitely knows what he is doing. He says the secret is to leave the plant alone. He grows his phalaenopsis on the south-east-facing windowsill in sphagnum moss so he can water not more often than once a week, but usually every ten days. He mists occasionally. To initiate flowers he drops the temperature by 10 degrees Fahrenheit. After flower initiation he waters and fertilizes every day until flowering is over.
John Bob Jurica, Plant of the Month winner

 

 


April 2009 Show Table by Iryna Bonya

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum
grown by Wendy Hoffman. Wendy grew her plant under high intensity HVS and metal halide lamps. The conditions under those lights are warm and humid. She watered the plant once a week and fertilized it twice a month with a balanced fertilizer. The plant is potted in coconut chips with pelletized calcium added. To meet the calcium requirements of this species as listed on the Antac Lab web-site, she also top-dresses with lime-stone. Congratulations on a job well done!
Jean Chang brought in a well-flowered Paphiopedilum armeniacum that was a bit past its prime, but still showed how well she grew it. It was grown in potting soil, kept at 23 C minimum and watered with Toronto tap water, about once a week, whenever the top of the medium became dry. Amazing!

 

December 2008

Plant of the month for December 2008 was the beautifully flowered Rossioglossum grande shown and grown by Erica Lorincz. Congratulations Erica! She bought the plant about 20 years ago from the late Dr. Ben Berliner. She summers it out of doors in a lath house. She brings it in, in the middle of September and winters it in a south facing bay window. She places it close to the glass where the temperature often goes down to 10 degrees Celsius (50F) even though the rest of the room is set for 20C (68F). She waters and fertilizes weakly, weekly and uses plain water every 3-4 weeks. The fertilizers are rotated and include fish fertilizer and MSU.
The plant does not get a dry rest, but the roots are so numerous, that the plant dries out fairly quickly. Humidity is supplied by the rest of the plants. The plant is potted in a mix of coconut chips, medium bark, charcoal, coarse perlite (spongerock) and some crushed eggshells.

 

December 2007 Show Table

Class

First

Second

Third


Class 1
Cattleya Alliance


Brassavola subulifolia
Wendy Hoffman




Class 2
Paphiopedilum


Paph. Salty ‘Val' HCC/AOS
Anita Kho


Paph. F. C. Puddle ‘Bodnant' FCC/RHS, AM/AOS
Wendy Hoffman


Paph. bellatulum
Wendy Hoffman


Class 3
Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance


Neostylis Lou Sneary ‘Colorful Blue'
Anita Kho


 


Class 4
Oncidium and related


Oncidium variegatum
Don McLeod


Psychopsis papilio
Synea Tan


Rodriguezia secunda
Synea Tan


Class 5
Cymbidium

 

 

 


Class 6
Dendrobium


Dendrobium Hilda Poxon
Erika Lorincz

 

 


Class 7
All Others


Eria convallaria
Anita Kho


Condylago rodrigoi
Anita Kho

 


Class 8
Specimen Plants


Maxillaria pseudoreichenheimiana
Marion Curry

 

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Maxillaria pseudoreichenheimiana grown by Marion Curry. The plant was not just flowered nicely but also had pretty spotted leaves. Marion grows it in sphagnum moss under lights at the low light end of the light stand. She gives it good air movement, waters with rainwater and fertilizes weakly every one to two weeks. The relative humidity is 50% and night temperatures are 22C. Congratulations, Marion !



 

 

November 2007 Show Table

 

Class

First

Second

Third

Class 1

Cattleya Alliance

Cattleya bowringiana ‘David Warren’

Wendy Hoffman

Fordues Orchid #30 x

Stewarts Orchid A2550

Suzana Topic-Pauric

- Blc. Tainan Gold

Charles McCullough

- Epc. Voila ‘Susan’ #2

Reva Starr

 Class 2

Paphiopedilum

 

Paph. Lady Isabel

Synea Tan

Paph. fairrieanum

Roland Schwahn

Paph. leucochilum

Thanasak Talerngsri

 Class 3

Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

Phal. violacea v. sumatra

Don Wyatt

 

 

 

 Class 4

Oncidium and related

Psychopsis krameriana

Monica Lee

Oncidium Aloha ‘Iwanaga’

Don Wyatt

 

 Class 5

Cymbidium

 

Cymbidium unknown

Sandy Painter

Galeandra batemanii

Anita Kho

 

 Class 6

Dendrobium

 

Den. Blue Violetta x Doctor Poyck

Lana Soosar

Den. Maiden Charlotte

Synea Tan

 

 Class 7

All Others

 

Eriopsis biloba

Stan Luk

 

- Stelis nexipous

Anita Kho

- Paphinia Majestic

Erika Lorincz

- Pleurothallis flexuosa

Anita Kho

- Paphinia Majestic

Erika Lorincz

 Class 8

Specimen Plants

 

 

 

 Class 9

Baskets or Displays

 

Encyclia fragrans, Blc. Haw Yuan Beauty ‘Hong’ AM/AOS, C. Wildcat, Den. Hamana Lake, purple mini-cat (no name)

Sue Loftus

Cochlioda noezliana

Henry Glowka

 

 

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Eriopsis biloba grown by Stan Luk who rescued it from near death two years ago.  Stan had to cut off half of the leaves and rehydrate the plant in a plastic bag.  It took the plant two years to establish before buds were initiated.  Stan grows the plant at the end of the light stand as it doesn’t demand too much light, and summers it outside on the balcony. 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH
Phal. equestris var. Aurea "Memoria Michael Benham" CCM/AOS grown by Wendy Hoffman. The plant, grown under lights, had four spikes covered with flowers. It was awarded at the COOS Show the previous weekend and was also picked as the Best Specimen in Show. This is Wendy's first cultural award. Congratulations, Wendy!

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH
Dendrobium canaliculatum (or possibly its hybrid) grown by Henry So. The plant was covered with flowers. Henry grows the plant on a windowsill in medium light and waters and fertilizes it regularly. The plant is an easy grower and does not need cooling.

 

May 2007  Show Table

PLANT OF THE MONTH - May 2007

Phragmipedium Schroderae (Phrag. caudatum x Phrag. Sedenii) grown by Ingrid Wauro on a window sill. Ingrid bought the plant at the December auction and immediately repotted it in a mixture of bark, coconut chips, tree fern, sponge rock, and sphagnum moss . She fertilises with fish emulsion.

April 2007  Show Table

Plant of the Month - April 2007

Psychopsis Memoria Bill Carter (Pyp.Mendenhall x Pyp. papilio)

Henry Glowka grew this large flowered specimen to perfection. He said that he had had so much conflicting advice on how to grow it, that he was very lucky to hit on a method to get it to bloom so profusely. He potted it in a very well draining mix and keeps it on a humidity tray in a North-East facing window. It gets no direct sun there in the winter. Winter temperatures are 15 C at night and 20 C during the day. In summer the day temperature is 28 to 30 C during the day and 5C less during the night. Henry keeps the plant evenly moist by watering once a week in the winter and twice a week in the summer. He fertilizes when he thinks of it! Congratulation s on a job well done! Don Wyatt also did a great job flowering a Phalaenopsis Timothy Christopher. It has cascading inflorescences of white flowers with the pretty form of the P. aphrodite parent. He grows it in a mix of coconut chips, clay pellets, charcoal, perlite, bark and vermiculite with sphagnum moss as a top dressing.  

Psychopsis Memoria Bill Carter
(Pyp.Mendenhall x Pyp. papilio)

 

 

March 2007 Show Table

Class

First

Second

Third

Class 1 Cattleya Alliance

Brassocattleya Maikai"Louise"AM-AOS .Leveson

 

 

Paphiopedilum Class 2

No Paper Work

Phragmipedium Grande I. Wauro

Phragmipedium Harbingers Grasshopper C. Wong

Class 3 Phals and Vandas Alliance

Phalaenopsis schilleriana P.Robertson

Phalaenopsis parishii D.Watts

Phalaenopsis Ching Her Golden C.Tacoma

CLASS #4 ONCIDIUM AND RELATED

Odontorettia Ronald Ciesinski 'Once And Again"AM-AOS A.Kho

Psychopsis krameriana I. Wauro

Colmonara Wildcat "Perfume Lily" P. Robertson

CLASS #5 CYMBIDIUM

Cymbidium Showgirl ? M. Lapuente

 

 

Class 6 Dendrobiums

Dendrobium anosmum R. Li

Dendrobium Liberty S. Loftus

Dendrobium aberrans A. Kho

Class 7 All Others

Catasetum expansum C. Wong

Masdevallia mendozae var. flavum A. Kho

Trias Emily Clarkson (Tr. Picta X oblonga A. Kho

CLASS #8 SPECIMEN PLANT

Catasetum saccatum C. Wong

 

 

CLASS #9 BASKET OF DISPLAYS

6 Orchids E. Lorincz

 

 

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Brassocattleya Maikai "Louise" grown by Mei Leveson. The plant was covered with pink flowers! Mei Grows the plant in coconut chips, perlite and sphagnum. She waters it weekly with very dilute fertilizer, alternating between 14-7-20 and 14-31-20. She summers it on a balcony and winters it on her N.W. windowsill. Mei has grown the plant for 5 years and this was its first flowering. Congratulations on a job well done!

February 2007

Class

First

Second

Third

Class 1 Cattleya Alliance

Brassolaeliocattleya
(Blc Ports of
Paradise x Blc
Three Suns "Green
King")
C. McLlough
(Potinara DiCiommo
"Rainbow"x
Pot.Tangerine )
J. DiCiommo
 

Paphiopedilum Class 2

Paph. Juno
(fairrieanum x
callosum)
P. Robertson
   

Class 3 Phals and Vandas Alliance

Phal Miva Barbara
H. Glowka
Doritaenopsis Ever-
Spring Prince
'Fushene'
P. Robertson
 

Class 4 ONCIDIUM AND RELATED

     

Class 6 Dendrobiums

Den. Hilda Poxon
(Den. speciosum
Den. tetragonum)
R. Sheng
   

Class 7 All Others

Pol. paniculata
Rosanna Li
Coelogyne Mossieae
R Sheng
Cyc. chlorochilon
Pleurothallis
racemiflora
R. Sheng
Catasetum
fergusonii " Loon
Landing"
S. Tan

Class 9 BASKET OR DISPLAY

     

 

Polystachia paniculata
grown by Rosanna Li

PLANT OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2007

Rosanna Li grew this plant under lights in the basement in high humidity. The plant was kept wet and warm. It was watered every second day and fertilized lightly every second week.. It was grown in a mix of fine diatomite, charcoal, sponge rock, medium bark and medium sized coconut husk chunks. Congratulations! There were two other plants on the show table, both grown by Roger Sheng that should be mentioned. A Pleurothallis racemiflora, syn. P. longissima, a plant with many synonyms but with charming sprays of light yellow flowers with a lemony scent, was grown in Phalaenopsis light. It was watered once a week with a very weak fertilizer solution using one gram of fertilizer per two gallons of water(This works out to a 1: 1000 dilution). A Dendrobium Hilda Poxon (D. tetragonium X D. speciosum) was a showy plant whose blooms last about two weeks in the greenhouse.   

 

January 2007

Class

First

Second

Third

Class 1 Cattleya Alliance

Blc. Malworth "Orchid Glade" S. Luk

Encyclia cf.fragrans J. Norris

Epidendrum polybulbon C. Chong

Paphiopedilum Class 2

Paph. St.Swithin W. Hoffman

Paph William Amber R. Li

Paph concolor T.Pang

Class 3 Phals and Vandas Alliance

Dtps. Newberry Parfait 'Picotee' H. Glowka

 

 

Class 4 ONCIDIUM AND RELATED

Odont. Rawdon Jester T Pang

Psychopsis Memoria Bill Carter W. Hoffman

Colmonara Wildcat J.O"Regan

Class 6 Dendrobiums

Den. Hamana Lake S.Loftus

Den. Gracilicaule K. Lam Mok

Den. Santa Canary S. Loftus Den."Terry's Gift" C. Chong

Class 7 All Others

Spathoglottis parsoniixJava Beauty W.Hoffman

Chysis Langleyensis E. Tai

Ludisia discolour var. alba R.Li Pleuro. cf. sanchoi, J.Norris

Class 9 BASKET OR DISPLAY

Basket of 4 Paphiopedilums S. Luk

Basket of 4 Paphiopedilums J. O"Regan

Basket of 3 Paphiopedilums S.Luk

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH The plant of the month this month was grown by Thomas Pang. It was a hybrid of two Rossioglossums and if after all the new DNA work the RHS rule still holds that the former members of the genus Odontoglossum revert to the Odontoglossum name when they are used in hybrids, then the plant is correctly named Odontoglossum Rawden Jester. Our guest speaker also pointed out to us, that any validly published name is correct. Usage determines if a new name for a plant is accepted or not. No one has the authority to decree that a validly published name is incorrect, unless it breaks the rule of priority, in which case the new name becomes a synonym for the prior name. The plant of the month was grown in coconut chips and coarse bark. Thomas keeps it in a solarium in a position where it gets direct sunlight from 12 noon to 3 PM. The minimum night temperature is set for 25 degrees Celsius and with sunshine, the day temperature can be considerably higher. He waters the plant once a week and fertilizes every three weeks. He did not give it a cool rest to get it to bloom. Rossioglossum grande, one of the parents of this plant needs this rest to bloom. An interesting comment was made by one of our show table commentators that Cattleyopsis need very much light, not too much water and they hate root disturbance. Another comment was that Psychopsis need to be kept warm, wet and be given good air movement.

Odont. Rawdon Jester, grown by Thomas Pang

 

December 2006

Class

First

Second

Third

Class 1 Cattleya Alliance

C.jenmanii 'Oscar' W Hoffman

Lc. Mini Purple 'Princess Road' x (L.pumila x C.walkerianum) W Hoffman

Slc Love Angel R Sheng

Paphiopedilum Class 2a hybrids Class 2b species

 Paph. Whitemoor J O'Regan Phrag. tetzlaffianum W Hoffman

 Paph. Pulsar x Hsinying J O'Regan Paph. bellatulum W Hoffman

 Paph Duguesclin (Supersuk x Key Lime) J O'Regan

Class 3 Phals and Vandas Alliance

 Vanda Eduardo Marcellini S Luk

 Phal. equestris var.aurea W Hoffman

 

Class 5 Cymbidiums

 Galeandra leptoceras W Hoffman

Cymbidium goeringii var. Janpen ' Lun pao ge fa' K Lam Mok

Cymbidium Green Apple S Shaw

Class 6 Dendrobiums

Den senile S Luk

 

 

Class 7 All Others

Rossioglossum grande E Lorincz

 

 

Dendrochilum javierii D&T Kennedy

Pleurothallis hemirhoda R Sheng  

 

 

Class 8 More Others

Sanguinea 'Walter' R Sheng Bletilla striata J Tau

 

 

 Plant of the Month (December)

The plant of the month was Stanley Luk"s gorgeous Vanda Edwardo Marcellini (V. sanderiana X V. Annette Jones) . Stanley felt that growing a straight V. sanderina would not work under his conditions and therefore bought an easier to grow “look-alike” hybrid. His plant carried two well-presented inflorescences with five very flat flowers each. The flowers were a bit smaller than the typical awarded V.sanderiana but had the typical V. sanderiana colour with a pink blush on petals and dorsal and brown reticulation on the lateral sepals. He grows the plant in a south window, sprays it morning, afternoon and early evening and fertilizes one to two times per week. He uses Miracle Grow Azalea and Rhodo Food in the summer only to which he adds Superthrive (sparingly) and Epsom salts. Occasionally he uses Schultz" Orchid Food instead of the Miracle Grow, especially in the winter. The temperatures in the window are 22C during the day and 15 -18C at night in winter with 55 to 60% humidity. For the summer the door adjacent to the window is open and so the plant experiences outside temperatures during that period, but remains behind glass. Congratulations Stan on a job well done!  

 

 

OCTOBER 2006

CLASS

1st

2nd

3rd

CLASS 2 Paphiopedilum

Paph - " NO NAME" Synea TAN

Phrag. Mem. Dick Clements Anita KHO

 

CLASS 3 Phalaenopsis & Vanda

Dtps. Kenneth Schubert (Doritis pulcherrima x Phal. violacea) Henry GLOWKA

 

 

Class 4 Oncidium,Brassia, Odonts

Onc.Florida Gold x Onc. Maculatum Anita KHO

Rodriguezia venusta Anita KHO

Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' Anita KHO

CLASS 6 Dendrobium

Den. Capituliflorum Sue LOFTUS

 

 

 

Plant of the Month

The plant of the month was Anita Kho's (Oncidium Florida Gold X Oncidium maculatum). We were amazed that she managed to put a large flower spike on this mule-eared leaved plant even though she does not have a greenhouse, but grows under l i g h t s . S h e g r o w s t h e p l a n t semi-hydroponically in clay pellets. The pot has a row of holes 1.5 inches above the bottom, so that there is always some water for the plant in the bottom of the pot. She stressed that she killed another plant of the same cross, by allowing the holes to get plugged up, thereby allowing the water level to get too high. The plant promptly rotted. She waters once per week with RO water and ¼ teaspoon of fertilizer per gallon of water. She has a TDS-total dissolved salts-meter and adjusts the fertilizer concentration to get a TDS reading of 200ppm. Once a month she flushes with plain water. She found the MSU fertilizer to work best for her, especially for Phalaenopsis. The plant is grown one foot (30cm) under 200 watts of compact fluorescent lamps producing about 1400 lumens.

 

Plant of the Month

Angraecum Longiscott 'HIHIMANU' grown by Tenny Chan.

The plant of the month was Angraecum Longiscott (A. superbum X A. scottianum)  grown to perfection by Tenny Chan. The plant was about 1.5 to 2 feet tall and the whole front of the plant was just covered with pristine white flowers. It took Tenny 9 years to get the plant to this size. He grows it in a west-facing solarium and in there keeps it in the hottest spot in good sun. Winter temperatures in the solarium are 16 C at  night and 26C during the day. In the summer, night temperatures are 20 to 21C and day temperatures 30 to 35 degrees Celsius. The humidity is low at 50 to 60%. A fan is on for 24 hours a day and the plant is watered every 3 to 4 days and misted every 1 to 2 days. Tenny fertilizes every 2 to 3 days in summer and every 7 to 10 days in winter. He fertilizes with a mixture of 15-5-15 (Jacks?) and 10-54-10 (Schulz). Congratulations on a job well done!

Also noteworthy was Mario and Connie Ferrusi's Barbosella cogniauxiana 'Sparkler'. This cute miniature is mounted on a 1.5" cube of tree fern and in the 15 years it has been on this mount, covered it completely.The whole ball of tightly growing foliage was bristling with pale green flowers on about 5cm stems. Mario said that the flowers last about 6 weeks. He waters the ball 2 to 3 times per week and grows it suspended in his very humid greenhouse. He got a cultural award on the plant last year and would undoubtedly have gotten another one this year if he had brought it in to be judged!

 

 April, 2006

Kim Lam Mok is to be congratulated on his beautifully grown Paraphalaenopsis labukensis which was chosen “Plant of the month”. The plant has long terete pendant leaves and a short inflorescence of heavy textured, dark coloured flowers with gracefully undulating sepals and petals. The plant was mounted on a tree-fern raft and had been grown in Cattleya light in a greenhouse. It can be grown under lights if sufficiently high output ones are chosen. It is watered daily and kept in high humidity. Except for two months in the winter the plant was continuously fertilized at the rate of one millilitre of fertilizer per ten litres of water. Congratulations on a job well done!

 

February 2006

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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No entries

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

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2nd Paph. praestans var gardernii grown  by Henry Glowka

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3rd Paph Rosy Dawn grown by Anita Kho

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

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1st Vanda Trevor Rathbone 'Adella' grown by Stanley Luk.

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2nd Phal. Mini Mark grown by Henry Glowka

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3rd Paph. (Little Stevie x Carmela) grown by Reva Starr

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st Tolumnia Elfin Gem 'Kultana' grown by Reva Starr

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3rd Vuyl. Patrica 'Pacific Nights' grown by Pam Robertson

Class 5: Cymbidium

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No entries this month

Class 6: Dendrobiums

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No entries this month

Class 7: All Others

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1st Masdevallia mendoza var flavum  grown by Anita Kho.

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2nd Masdevallia meijiana 'Tina' grown by Anita Kho

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3rd Pleurothallis restrepiodes  'Dragonstone' grown by Don McLeod

Class 8: Specimen Plants

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No entries this month

PLANT OF THE MONTH

 

Congratulations to Stanley Luk for his wonderful Vanda Trevor Rathbone 'Adella'. He sprays the roots morning and afternoon daily. Fertilizes once a week with Schultz"s Bloom and Feed or Dyna-Grow. Grown in sunless east facing window with artificial lights.

 

 January 2006
compiled by Stanley Luk

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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1st Potinara DiCommo David, by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Oerstedella centradenia by Ivan Richar

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2nd Epidendrum porpax, by Marion Curry

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3rd Laelia anceps alba by David Bryan

Class 2: Paphiopedilum

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1st Paph. delenatii 'Julia' (AM/AOS) by Stanley Luk

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2nd Paph. delenatii 'Dumbo' by Stanley Luk

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3rd Paph. primulinum var purpurascens by Henry Glowka

Class 2A: Phragmipedium

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1st Phrag. Eugene Conroy by Synea Tam

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2nd Phrag. besseae by Henry Glowka

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3rd Phrag. Sedenii by David Bryan

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

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1st Phal. Ching Her Goddess 'Lin' X Brother Purple by Synea Tam

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2nd Phal. amabilis by Stanley Luk

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3rd Phal. Basket (3 plants: P. Cassangold, P. Bonica and unknown yellow hybrid) by Stanley Luk

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st Wilsonara Tigersette 'Wyld Court' AM/AOS/RHS by Tenny Chan

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2nd Vuylstekeara Patico 'Pacific Nights' by Tenny Chan

Class 5: Cymbidium No entry

Class 6: Dendrobium

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1st Dend. nobile by Jean Chang

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2nd Dend. gracile by Kin Lam Mok

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3rd Dend. Mimi Two Thone by Art Greenwood

Class 7: All Others

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1st Catasetum Frances Nelson (C. frimbriatum X C. pileatum) by Anita Kho

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2nd Baptistonia echinata by Anita Kho

Class 8: Specimen Plants

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1st Angraecum Veitchii (A. sesquipedale x A. eburneum) by Robert Johnstone

Class 9: Baskets Displays

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1st Basket of mini species by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Basket of Paphs by Robert Johnstone

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3rd Basket of Paphs by Stanley Luk

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to everyone who brought in plants for the show table. We were graced by 54 plants all lovingly grown by our talented members. However there is only room for one Plant of the Month and the award goes to Robert Johnstone for his Angraecum Veitchii.  Robert has wowed us with this wonderful hybrid between Ang. sesquipedale and Ang. eburneum. The specimen was an astounding 4' tall by 4'wide with 8 flower spikes each carrying about a dozen 6 inch diameter pale green flowers. As if the statistics were not astounding enough, Robert grew this plant from a seedling purchased over 20 years ago. This plant is grown in a greenhouse in a coir lined wire hanging basket. The porous nature of the container indicates the plant's requirement for good drainage and aeration  in the root system. In general most Angraecums require intermediate to warm temperatures, high humidity and high light conditions. Good drainage is a must and disturbances to the root system must be kept to a minimum. The potting medium must be free draining and long lasting so that repotting can be kept to a minimum.

Congratulations to Robert for ringing in our first meeting of 2006 with a bang.

 

 

 

Show Table Results for December 2005

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

bullet 1st Laelia purpurata grown by Beaver Valley Orchids

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

bullet 1st Paph. Onyx grown by DiCiommo Orchids
bullet 3rd Phrag. Schroederae grown by Synea Tan
bullet 3rd Paph. Pinocchio grown by Kathy McGlade

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

No entries this month

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia,

Odontoglossum Alliance

bullet 1st Oncidium Popoki 'Mitzi' AM/AOS grown by Kathy Tacoma

Class 5: Cymbidium

No entries this month

Class 6: Dendrobiums

bullet 1st Dend. Yellow Pansy grown by Tenny  Chan
bullet 2nd Dend. Yukidaruma 'King' grown byTenny Chan
bullet 3rd Dend. (White Christmas 'Dream' xmoniliforme 'Pinke') grown by Tenny Chan

Class 7: All Others

bullet 1st Ctsm. tenebrosum grown by Monica Lee

Class 8: Specimen Plants

No entries this month.

Class 9 Baskets

bullet 1st won by Erika Lorincz

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Tenny Chan for his wonderful dendrobium display, and the winning plant of Dendrobium Yellow Pansy. He grows the plant outside in summer with a saucer of water under it. He fertilizes it every week. In late September he brings it indoors into his solarium and keeps it cool and dry during the winter.

Other cultural notes for plants on the show table:

 Synea Tan told us how she gets keikis to grow from Phalaenopsis flower spikes. She waits until the flowers on the inflorescence are wilted and then cuts the whole inflorescence off, cuts off the tip and puts the basal portion into fertilizer water -the same she uses for continuous fertilizing for all her orchids. She puts the glass with the flower stem under lights at about 25 degrees Celsius or more. She changes the water occasionally. Most of the stems will produce a keiki in 8 to 24 months.

Monica Lee did a great job with her Catasetum tenebrosum. It was bloomed very well and showed good new growth, even though she bought it bare root at our 2004 show. She grows it under lights at 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.

 

 

Show Table Results for June 2005

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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1st BLC. Hwa Yuan Beauty "Spicy Girl" by Tenny Chan

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2nd Schomburgkia superbiens by Beaver Valley Orchids

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3rd Dialaelia Chantilly Lace "Twinkle" by Rosanna Li

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

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1st Phrag wallisii by Beaver Valley Orchids

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2nd Paph. William Ambler (rothschildianum X wilhelminiae) by Kevin Brewin

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3rd Paph. Ho Chi Minh (delenatii X vietnamense) by Robert Johnstone

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3rd Phrag wallisii by Lina Chan

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

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1st Phal. (Brother Ann X Paifang Queen) X (Fortune Buddha X Deventeriana) by Tenny Chan

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2nd Angraecum Longiscott "Hihimanu" Tenny Chan

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st Ornithocephalus iridifolius "Cathy" CHM/AOS by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Oncidium gardneri by Erika Lorincz

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3nd Ornithocephalus gladiatus by Anita Kho

Class 5: Cymbidium

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No entry

Class 6: Dendrobium

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1st Den. Gatton Sunray by Roger Sheng

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2nd Den. Dendrobium Ovoz's Lava Flow "Hilda" by Tenny Chan

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3rd Den. Peng Seng (Den cruentum x tobaense) by Kin Lam Mok

Class 7: All Others

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1st Bulbophyllum falcatum by Roger Sheng

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2nd Bulbophyllum lobbii "Kathy"s Gold" by Roger Sheng

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3rd Lepanthes quadricornis by Anita Kho

Class 8: Specimen Plants

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No entry

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Bulbophyllum falcatum by Roger Sheng

Stunning specimen grown on a long cork slab with dozens of flower spikes evenly spaced all over the plant. This plant might be the clone that Clargreen Nursery was selling because of the signature red rachis and yellow flowers. The more common variety has a green rachis and yellow flowers. Roger grows this plant in bright light and warm conditions close to the roof of his greenhouse. Since Bulbophyllum species require high moisture levels, Roger has to irrigate this plant on a daily basis in order to keep it happy and hydrated. He fertilizes once a week with 1/4 strength fertilizer.

Congratulations on a job well done.

 

Show Table Results for April 2005

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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1st Iwanagara Apple Blossom by Kin Lam Mok

 Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

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1st Paph. Julius (lowii x rothschildianum) by K. Brewin

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2nd Paph. concolor by Thomas Pang

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3rd Paph. Pine Glow (Pinnochio x moquetteanum) by Henry Glowka

 Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

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2nd Phal. Ming Chao Dancer (Fortune Buddha x Zuma Dancer) by Clair Brown

 Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st Onc. Bertha Kindelan "Seacloud Hot Lips" X Onc. stramineum "Seacloud" by Clair Brown

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2nd Miltoniopsis Mario Van Peebles "Ruby Storm" AM/AOS by Doug Kennedy

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3nd Miltonidium Issaku Nagata "R.I.Hammer" by Susan Shaw

 Class 5: Cymbidium

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1st No entry

 Class 6: Dendrobium

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1st Den. moniliforme variety Tennyo Kan by Margaret Baird

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2nd Dend. senile by Stanley Luk

 Class 7: All Others

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1st Zygopetalum Louisendorf by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Sarcochilus Fitzhart by Erika Lorincz

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3rd Pleione Shangtung "Ducat" by Stanley Luk

 Class 8: Specimen Plants

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1st No entry

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Paphiopedilum Julius by Kevin Brewin.

Beautifully grown plant with 4 flowers large graceful, carried on a 3' tall spike.

K. Brewin has been growing the plant for 7 years and this is the plant"s second blooming. The plant is grown indoors under fluorescent lights.

The plant is grown in a 6" pot and watered once a week. No special treatment is given to the plant.

The form of the flowers is outstanding, with outstretched petals and dorsal patterning imparted from the rothschildianum parent. The purple tinted petals and greenish dorsal coloration of the flowers are strongly influenced by the lowii parent.

The plant was awarded for the impeccable condition of the plant, beautiful flowers and the fact that the plant was grown under lights; a remarkable feat considering the high light intensity required to bloom strapped leaved Paphs.

 

 

Show Table Results for January 2005

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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1st Sophronitis cernua var. mineira grown by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Laelia anceps alba var. williamsii grown by Robert Johnstone

Class 2: Phaps and Phrags

bullet 1st PAph. (praestans x concolor) grown by Jean Chang
bullet 2nd Paph. Iona grown by Robert Johnstone
bullet 3rd Phrag. Don Wimber grown by Jean Chang

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

No entries this month

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

bullet 1st Comparettia macroplectron grown by Anita Kho
bullet 2nd Colmonara Wildcat "Bobcat" AM/AOS grown by Jean Chang

Class 5: Cymbidium

No entries this month

Class 6: Dendrobiums

bullet 1st Dend. (Christmas Chime "Asuka" x Lovely Virgin "Angel") grown by Rosanna Li

Class 7: All Others

bullet 1st Masd. (Theresa Hill "Paolina Ferrusi" AM/AOS x decumana "Marsh Hollow" AM/AOS) grown by Mike Lauzon
bullet 2nd Maxillaria species grown by Susan Shaw
bullet 3rd Scaphosepalum swertifolium grown by Anita Kho

Class 8: Specimen Plants

bullet 1st Lycaste Brooklyn "Mary Jo" CCM 81 grown by Robert Johnstone
bullet 2nd Lycaste Koolena grown by Robert Johnstone

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Robert Johnstone for his incredibly grown Lycaste Brooklyn. It was truly a magnificent specimen. When Robert brought it in to judging a week later, he received a CCM of 81 points. Now I know what you are thinking, that it certainly deserved more, but some of the flowers had suffered quite a bit of damage by the time it was presented for judging. Quite honestly, it would have scored much higher had the flowers not suffered so. White Lycaste flowers are also very susceptible to bruising which shows up quite quickly. Robert even had a near catastrophe bringing the plant in through the storm, but we"ll let him tell that story!

Show Table Results for December 2004

.Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

bullet 1st Sophronitis cernua grown by Joe O"Regan
bullet 2nd Barkeria lindleyana grown by Joe O"Regan
bullet 3rd Slc. Fire Lighter grown by Susan Shaw

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

bullet 2nd Paph. Conco-bellatulum grown by Rosanna Li
bullet 3rd Paph. (Ambercrome x George Heghes) x Watercolor Artist grown by Joe O"Regan

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

bullet 2nd Angraecum leonis grown by Erica Lorincz

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

bullet 2nd Ticoglossum kramerii grown by Anita Kho

Class 5: Cymbidium

no entries this month

Class 6: Dendrobiums

no entries this month

Class 7: All Others

bullet 1st Ponera striata grown by Joe O"Regan
bullet 2nd Eria gigantea grown by Doug and Terry Kennedy
bullet 2nd Lepanthes telipogoniflora grown by Anita Kho
bullet 3rd Cleisostoma scobolifolium grown by Anita Kho
bullet 3rd Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea grown by Suzana Topic-Pauric

Plant of the Month

Joe O"Regan"s wonderful Sophronitis cernua won Plant of the Month for December. Ed. My apologies to Joe for reporting last month that this plant was grown by Erika Lorincz.

 

 

Show Table Results for November 2004

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

bullet 1st Cattleya trianae var. Moor by John Mills
bullet 2nd Epidendrum macbredei by BVO Orchids
bullet 3rd Potinara Mem Shirley Moore "Newberry" by John Vermeer

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

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1st Paph. micranthum by Anita Kho

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2nd Paph. Gwenda Overett by Jean Chang

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3rd Phrag. Grande by Ingrid Wauro

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

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1st Aerides. flabellatum by Thom Vandenbussche

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2nd Vanda Sansai Blue "Meechai" AM/AOS by Inger Brania

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3nd Phal. modesta by Roland Schwahn

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st Rodriguezia decora by Roger Schwahn

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2nd Oncidium Esther Oka "Lakeview" by Cathy Tacoma

Class 5: Cymbidium

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1st No entry

Class 6: Dendrobium

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2nd Dend. alexanderae by Monica Lee

Class 7: All Others

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1st Dendrochilum glumaceum by Robert Johnstone

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2nd Stelis spp. By BVO Orchids

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2nd Pleurothallis pansamalae var triangulabia "Gerda"s Gift" by Anita Kho

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3rd Lepanthes ribes by Anita Kho

Class 8: Specimen Plants

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1st No entry

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PLANT OF THE MONTH 

Dendrochilum glumaceum by Robert Johnstone

Beautiful specimen plant grown in a 6"clay azalea pot. Not often seen dwarf Dendrochilum species. The plant is studded with an abundance of arching white flowers spikes creating a beautiful bouquet effect. Grown in a greenhouse with intermediate temperatures and intermediate light and watered approximately weekly.  Grown in a coarse mix of coconut husk chips, bark, perlite and charcoal.

 

 

Show table results for October 2004

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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1st Cat. trianaei var. Moor (?) grown by John Mills

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3rd Blc Ports of Paradise x Blc. Three Sun grown by Charlie McCullough

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

  1. 1st Phrag. schlimii grown by Beaver Valley Orchids

  2. 2nd Paph. Claire de Lune grown by Jean Chang

  3. 3rd Phrag. Memoria Dick Clements grown by Michael Jabir

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

No entries this month

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st: Oncidium duvenii grown by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Odontoglossum bictoniense alba grown by Susan Shaw

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3rd Mtssa. Dark Star "Darth Vader" grown by Jean Chang

Class 5: Cymbidium

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1st Cymbidium Golden Elf grown by Kin Lam Mok

Class 6: Dendrobiums

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1st Dend. bigibbum grown by John Spears

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2nd Dend. Frosty Dawn grown by Kin Lam Mok

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2nd Dend. amethystoglossum grown by Rosanna Li

Class 7: All Others

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1st Bulb. echinolabium grown by Sherry and Peter Decyk

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2nd Gastrochilus dasypogon grown by Chee Chong

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3rd Chaubardia heteroclita grown by Monica Lee

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PLANT OF THE MONTH 

The Bulbophyllum echinolabium grown by the Decyks is the plant of the month for October. Sherry grows this in the greenhouse. This is actually the fourth inflorescence on the plant this season. It is grown warm and wet, and is up high in the greenhouse to get as much light as possible. It is fertilized only sporadically, as Sherry complains that Peter is always selling the fertilizer when she needs it. Congratulations folks for a job well done.

If your plant is listed without your name, please let Jay Norris know so your points can be recorded. Remember the grower of the year receives a cheque for $50 to spend at our show!!!

 

Show Table Results for September 2004

bullet Class 1: Cattleya Alliance
bullet 2nd BLC "Di Commo Regina Celia" by Joe Di Commo

Class 2: Phaps and Phrags

bullet 1st Paph. Maudiae grown by Stanley Luk
bullet 2nd Paph. Lynleigh Koopowitz ( mislabeled as lowii X richardianum) by Rosanna Li
bullet 3rd Paph. Juno (farrieanum X callosum) Pam Robertson

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

bullet 2nd Phal. Super Stupid X Brother Mirage by Pam Robertson

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

bullet 1st Brassia (Arania Verde "Stilleto" X Arcuigera "Darkest") by Jean Chang
bullet 2nd Burrageara Nelly Isler by Jean Chang
bullet 3rd Oncidium Sharry Baby "Taida" (mislabled as Onc. Twinkle) by Art Greenwood

Class 5: Cymbidium

bullet 1st Cym Peter Pan "Greensleves" HCC/AOS by Erika Lorincz

Class 6: Dendrobiums

bullet 1st Dend. Hiroshi Tokunaga by Aina Balodis
bullet 2nd Dend. Hiroshi Tokunaga by Rosanna Li
bullet 3rd Dend. Gonzalesii by Anita Kho

Class 7: All Others

bullet 1st Cycnoches chlorochilon by Stanley Luk
bullet 2nd Lycaste brevispatha "Pot of Gold" by Jean Chang
bullet 3nd Zootrophion endressianus by Don Mcleod
bullet 3rd Lepanthes calodictyon by Anita Kho

Class 8: Specimen Plants

bullet 1st No entry

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our winner this month, Jean Chang for showing an unusual Brassia hybrid. The plant was in flower with 2 spikes of clean crisp melon green flowers and unusual leaves striped with pale yellow variegation in the centre on the most recent 3 growths. The plant is amazingly grown indoors only under 2 fluorescent tubes!

 

May 2004

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

bullet 1st Slc (Cherokee Fire "Orchid City Orange" x Fleur Petite a moyen) grown by Sandy & Bill McCaskill
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2nd Epidendrum longipetalum grown by Dr. Leslie Ee

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3rd Cattleytonia Jamaica Red grown by Monica Lee

Class 2: Phaps and Phrags

bullet 1st Paph (Franciscan x (Divisadero x Eagle Peak)) grown by Tenny Chan
bullet 2nd Paph. Delrosi grown by Eric Lee
bullet 3rd Paph druryi "Bernice" grown by John Marcotte

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

bullet 1st Schoenorchis pachyracris "Rosy Posy" grown by Erika Lorincz
bullet 2nd Phal. Golden Gift x Dtps. Canyon Mist grown by DiCiommo Orchids
bullet 3rd Phal Be Tris ("Logan Vasquez" x "Sierra Vasquez") grown by Henry Glowka

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

bullet 1st Brassia Eternal Wind grown by Joceyln Bertrand
bullet 2nd Miltonia (Drakewill x Ruby Ralls) grown by Bill and Sandy McCaskill
bullet 3rd Onc. Kahlihi "Yellow Bird" grown by Ingrid Wauro

Class 5: Cymbidium

bullet 1st Cymbidium ensifolium (variegated) grown by Stanley Luk

Class 6: Dendrobiums

bullet 1st Dendrobium unicum grown by Leslie Ee
bullet 2nd Dendrobium devonianum grown by Anita Kho
bullet 3rd Dendrobium aggregatum grown by Wayne Hingston

Class 7: All Others

bullet 1st: Bulbophyllum falcatum grown by Roger Sheng
bullet 2nd Hexisea bidentata grown by Peter & Sherry Decyk
bullet 2nd Gongora quinquinervis grown by Joceyln Bertrand

 

Plant of the Month:  Congratulations to our winner this month, Roger Sheng, for his beautifully grown Bulbophyllum falcatum. Truly an incredible feat, displayed to perfection.

 

 April 2004   

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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Entries received too late for judging were included in the show table and appreciated by all, but were not included in the show table judging. Remember, all plants must be in place by 2pm to be judged.

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

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1st Paph (liemianum x micranthum) grown by Antia Kho

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2nd Paph druryi ""Bernice"" grown by Wendy Hoffman

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2nd Basket of Paphs grown by Ingrid Wauro including Hampshire White Light, (Via sombrero Verde x (Advancement x Winston Churchill)) and Inca x Porcelain Treasure ""Dream Girl""

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3rd Paph concolor grown by Rosanna Li

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

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1st Sarcochilus ceciliae grown by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Phal. mannii var. flava grown by Roland Schwahn

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3rd Phal. Golden Poeker ""ES"" grown by Roland Schwahn

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st Miltonia Hajime Ono ""Mani Splash"" grown by Stanley Luk

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2nd Comparettia species grown by Anita Kho

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3rd Bllra Marfitch ""Howard""s Dream"" AM/AOS

Class 5: Cymbidium

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No entries this month.

Class 6: Dendrobiums

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No entries this month.

Class 7: All Others

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1st: Pleurothallis ghiesbreghtiana grown by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Pleurothallis species from Colombia grown by Stanley Luk

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2nd Catasetum saccatum grown by Wendy Hoffmanfd

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3rd Eulophia keithii grown by Terry Kowalczuk

PLANT OF THE MONTH Congratulations to our winner this month, Erika Lorincz, for her well-grown Pleurothallis ghiesbreghtiana, also known under the names of longissima and quadrifida. This is a relatively easy to grow species with wonderfully fragrant flowers reminiscent of citrus. This plant blooms twice a year, with the major flush of flowers now. As with all of her plants, Erika does "nothing special", but we see the results. The plant is watered once a week, and lives on a north-east kitchen window sill. It is fertilized regularly with a weak solution, and spends its summers outside. Once again, thank you Erika for sharing this with us.

 

 

March 2004

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

bullet 1stLaelia anceps grown by Beaver Valley Orchids
bullet 2ndRhyncolaelia digbyana "Mrs. Chase" AM/AOS grown by Beaver Valley Orchids
bullet 3rdCattleya hybrid grown by Linh Linh Tang

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

bullet 1stPaph. Lebaudyanum grown by Clair Brown
bullet 2ndPaph. micranthum grown by Beaver Valley Orchids
bullet 3rdPaph. Pacific Ocean x Junior World grown by Jean Chang

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

bullet 1stAngraecum viguieri grown by Chee Chong
bullet 2ndPhal. Carmela 1897 grown by Lana Soosar
bullet 3rdPhal. seedling (misnamed) grown by Roland Schwahn

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

bullet 1stOncidium Midas grown by Erika Lorincz
bullet 2ndPsychopsis (Papillio x Mendenhall) grown by Ingrid Wauro

Class 5: Cymbidium

bullet no entries

Class 6: Dendrobiums

bullet 1stDendrobium pierardii grown by Wayne Hingston
bullet 2ndDend. falcorostrum grown by Wayne Hingston

Class 7: All Others

bullet 1st:Prosthechea cochleata grown by Linh Linh Tang
bullet 2ndLycaste Hamana Cherry grown by Anita Kho
bullet 3rdLepanthes calodyction grown by Anita Kho

 

Congratulations to our winner this month, Jocelyn Bertrand of Beaver Valley Orchids, for his beautifully grown Laelia anceps. He grows it in a mix of equal parts of well-washed coconut husk, perlite and vermiculite. He grows the plant in high light, with good air movement and in high humidity. At night the humidity is almost 100%. He waters every 4 to 5 days in summer and once a week in winter. He fertilizes with 30-10-10 in summer and 10-30-10 in fall and winter. His temperatures are a maximum of 30 to 33 degrees Celsius in summer and a minimum of 10 to 13 degrees in winter.

 February 2004

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

bullet 1st Blc. Waikiki Gold x Love Sound grown by Charles McCullough
bullet 2nd Sc. Seagull"s "Beaulu Queen" grown by Henry Glowka

Class 2: Phaps and Phrags

bullet 1st Paph. St. Swithen grown by George Baker
bullet 2nd Phrag. Eric Young grown by Stanley Luk
bullet 3rd Paph. delenatii grown by Stanley Luk

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

bullet 1st Phal Golden Sun x Sogo Bingo grown by Eric Lee
bullet 2nd Dtps. Kiska x Phal Artemis grown by Joe DiCiommo
bullet 3rd Phal. Perfection Is "Chen" AM/FCC/AOS grown by Rosanna Li

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

bullet 1st Baptistonia echinata grown by Erika Lorincz
bullet 2nd Colmanara Wildcat "Ocelot" grown by Rosanna Li

Class 5: Cymbidium

no entries

Class 6: Dendrobiums

bullet 1st Dendrobium no name grown by Linh L Tang
bullet 2nd Dend. Snow King grown by Art Greenwood

Class 7: All Others

1st: Cycnoches ventricosum var. chlorchilon "Peter Micha" AM/AOS grown by Ralph Jones

Congratulations to our winner this month, George Baker, for his beautifully grown and displayed Paph. St. Swithin. George grows his plant in a 12 by 12 foot greenhouse which has continuous strong air movement supplied by a big industrial fan, set at the medium speed. The greenhouse is heated by natural gas with a 220 volt, 4800 watt back-up electric heater. The temperature is set at 68 degrees Fahrenheit for the night and 72 degrees for the day. In summer the day temperature may go as high as 80 degrees. The humidity is 65 to 80 %. The plant is in a shaded spot in summer and in full sun from fall to spring. Fertilization takes place once a month all year with a 1/4 teaspoon of fertilizer per gallon of water. George uses 30-10-10 in spring, 15-30-15 in summer and 10-52-10 from September first until spring.

 

 

January 2004

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

bullet 1st: Sophronitis cernua var mineira grown by Erika Lorincz
bullet 2nd: Potinara Di Ciommo David by Di Ciommo Orchids
bullet 3rd: Lyonara Rustic Gold(Lc Jungle Elf x Schom. thompsoniana) grown by ?
bullet 3rd: Laelia anceps var. williamsii grown by Robert Johnstone

Class 2: Paphiopedilum and Phrags

bullet 1st: unknown plant grown by ? .
bullet 2nd: Paph. sanderianum "Red Spider" grown by Leslie Ee
bullet 2nd: Paph. Charles Sladden grown by Jean Chang
bullet 3rd: Paph., Angel Hair grown by Mok Kin Lam
bullet 3rd: Paph. Winston Churchill "Indomitable" grown by Jean Chang

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

no entries

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

bullet 1st: Oncidium Twinkle "Fragrance Fantasy" grown by #1770
bullet 3rd: Psychopsis (Papillio x Mendenhall) grown by Ingrid Wauro

Class 5: Cymbidium

no entries

Class 6: Dendrobium

no entries

Class 7: All others

bullet 1st: Mormodes revolutum grown by Monica Lee
bullet 2nd: Mormodes lineata grown by Tom Shields
bullet 2nd: Spathoglottis (Parsonii x Java Beauty) "Sheila" AM-AOS grown by Margaret Baird
bullet 3rd: Masdevallia Nicaragua grown by Ted Kurys

Class 8: Specimen Plants

  1. 1st: Bc. Maikai "Mayumi" HCC/AOS

Our plant of the month was Erika"s Sophronitis cernua.

Dec 2003 Show Table Winners

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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2nd: C. Little Dipper x Lc Mini Purple by Roger Sheng

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3rd Pot. Hoku Gem by Rosanna Li

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3rd Epi. radicans x Obrienianum = E. Thayeri by Claire Brown?

Class 2: Paphs and Phrags

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1st Paph. Winston Churchill "Indomitable" by Jean Chang

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2nd Phrag. Don Wimber by Jean Chang

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3rd Paph. Prime Child by Lina Chan

Class 3: Phalaenopsis and Vanda Alliance

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1st Vanda (Kasem"s Delight x Gordon Dillon) by ?

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st: Odontioda Lorraine"s Fourteenth by Kathy McGlade

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2nd Onc. Susan Kaufmann "Red Wonder" by Anita Kho

Class 6: Dendrobiums

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1st Dend. Tora Pink by Clair Brown

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2nd Dend. (Ekapoi x Michael Sado) x Rakpai Bulsoment by Roger Sheng

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3rd Dend. gonzalesii by Anita Kho

Class 7: All Others

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2nd Masd. agaster by Roland Schwahn

Plant of the Month:

Basket of Paphs with Psychopsis beautifully grown and shown by Stanley Luk.

Please see the January 2004 Newsletter for culture notes on this basket

 October 2003

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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1st: B. David Sander grown by Roger Sheng

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2nd: Richard Mueller x L. rubescens grown by Ken Wentzel

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3rd: C. Angel Bells "H+R" grown by Bill & Sandy McCaskill

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This month Paphs and Phrags were split into 2 classes

Class 2a: Phrags

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1st: Phrag Jean Pierre Faust grown by David Bryan

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2nd: Phrag sargentianum x China Dragon grown by Dave Bryan

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3rd: Phrag. Eric Young grown by Jean Chang

Class 2b: Paphs

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1st: Paph. chamberlainianum x roebelinii grown by Jean Chang

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2nd: Paph. Via Figueroa Star Sand Hill Ruby grown by Jean Chang

Class 3: Phals and Vanda Alliance

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1st: Vanda Sansai Blue "Meechai" AM/AOS grown by Stanley Luk

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2nd: Phal ? grown by M. de Silva

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2nd: Rhyncostylis coelestis grown by Cathy Tacoma

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3rd: Dtps. Brother Julius x Phal. equestris grown by Roger Sheng

Class 4: Oncidium Alliance

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1st: Oncidium durenii grown by Erika Lorincz

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2nd: Burr. Nelly Isler grown by Bill & Sandy McCaskill

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3rd: Miltassia Aztec x Toni grown by Susan Shaw

Class 5: Cymbidium

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2nd: Cymbidium finlaysonianum grown by Peter and Sherry Decyk

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Class 6 Dendrobium: No Entries

Class 7: All Others

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1st: Ctsm saccatum "Tina" AM/AOS grown by R. Jones

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2nd: Ctsm. pileatum var. imperialis "Pierre Louret" AM/AOS grown by R. Jones

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2nd: Aerangis verdickii grown by Erika Lorincz

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2nd: Lepanthes telipogonaflora grown by Jay Norris

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2nd: Lyc. Hardie "Ruby Dust" x Shoalhaven "Cream Puff" grown by Roger Sheng

Class 8: Specimen Plants

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1st: Encyclia diffusum grown by Peter and Sherry Decyk.

The plant of the month for October 2003, was Encyclia diffusum, a veritable swarm of mosquitoes wonderfully grown by Peter and Sherry Decyk. Peter and Sherry grow in a greenhouse, and the plant is placed relatively high, hanging from overhead support rather than sitting on a bench. The plant is watered and fed the same as the rest of the greenhouse, which is on the dry side and intermediate. There is under-bench misting to help raise the humidity, but the plant does dry out between watering cycles. As with many of our good growers, they claim to do nothing special to their plants, but we know they have many years of experience which has got them to the point of being able to judge what a plant is demanding by merely observing them. Congratulations Peter and Sherry on a job well done

 

 

March 2003  Show Table

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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1st: Hawkinsara Koolau Sunset "Hawaii" grown by Eric Murton

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2nd Slc. Love Pet grown by Anita Kho

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3rd Blc. Sweet Anniversary x Slc. Tiny Titan grown by S. McCaskill

Class 2: Cypripedium Alliance

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1st Phrag. China Dragon grown by Ingrid Wauro

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2nd Paph. (Sonoma Latin Beauty x Peony Regency) grown by Jean Chang

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3rd Phrag. (pearcei x hinksianum) grown by Terry Kowalczuk

Class 3: Vandaceous Alliance

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1st Paraphalaenopsis labukensis "RBG" HCC/AOS grown by Erika Lorincz

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2nd Phal. Sogo Grape "Y.N." AM/AOS grown by Kathy McGlade

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3rd Phal. Mila Barbara grown by Henry Glowka

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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1st Onc. microchilum (?) grown by Clair Brown

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2nd Onc. Gower Ramsey "Compacta" grown by Jeff Snape

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3rd Maxillaria lepitoda grown by Chee Chong

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3rd Vulk. Melissa Brianne "Shady Lady" grown by Eric Murton

Class 5: Cymbidium

No entries this month.

Class 6: Dendrobium

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1st Dend. Spring Dream "Apollon" grown by Stanley Luk

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2nd Dend. Tora Pink grown by Clair Brown

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3rd Dend. Frosty Dawn grown by Sue Loftus

Class 7: All Others

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1st Disa Artist grown by Stanley Luk

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2nd Cirr. Melting Point grown by Jeff Snape

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3rd Pescatoria dayana grwon by Sandy McCaskill

Class 8: Specimen Plants

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1st Ludisia discolor

The plant of the month for March was won by Ingrid Wauro for her magnificent Phrag. China Dragon. This plant was a cross of a tetraploid (4n) Grande with a tetraploid besseae var. dalessandroi. The plant is grown in a southeast livingroom window, behind shears. Ingrid stopped using any fertilizer when she waters to stop the browning of the leaf tips. So far this trick has done it"s job. Ingrid uses a mixture of chopped sphagnum and coconut chips and waters twice a week, but does not allow the plant to sit in water. This is typical for many caudatum hybrids. Ingrid also uses only rain water. The livingroom provides average intermediate conditions, and the plant sits about 12 inches away from the window.

Congratulations Ingrid on winning

 

 

November Show Table Results

We had a great show table at our November meeting, and we would like to thank everyone who brought plants in to share with us. Remember there is currently a maximum of 5 plants per person per meeting, and points are awarded at the rate of 3, 2 and 1 for first, second and third place. There is also a bonus of 5 points for plant of the month. This month"s winners are:

 

Class 1: Cattleya Alliance

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First: Pot. Denver Gold by Ken Wentzel

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Second: Lc. Mini Purple x L. lucasciana by Roger Sheng

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Third: Bl. Richard Mueller x L. rebescens by Ken Wentzel

Class 2: Cypripedium Alliance

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First: Paph. victoria-regina by Ruth Benns

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Second: Phrag. Rosalie Dixler by Anita Kho

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Third: Paph. Conco-bellatulum by Anita Kho

Class 3: Vanda Alliance

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First: Phal. (Super Stupid x Ching Her Buddha) by Eric Lee

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Second: Phal. Golden Peoker "ES" by Roland Schwahn

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Third: Phal. (Mount Beauty x New Candy) x New Candy by Roland Schwahn

Class 4: Oncidium, Brassia, Odontoglossum Alliance

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First: Beallara Tahoma "Glacier Green" by Roland Schwahn

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Second: Colmanara Wildcat "Lorene" AM/AOS by Sue Loftus

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Third: Onc Sharry Baby by Roland Schwahn

Class 5: Cymbidium

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No entries

Class 6: Dendrobiums

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First: Den. Spring Dream by Anita Kho

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Only one entry

Class 7: All Other

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First: Catasetum tenebrosum "Black Queen" AM/AOS by Stanley Luk

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Second: Anoectochils kaoshungensus by Jay Norris

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Third: Gastrochilus dasypogon by Chee Chong

Class 8: Specimen Plants

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No entries

Congratulations to all of our winners.

Plant of the Month

Catasetum tenebrosum 'Black Queen' AM/AOS by Stanley Luk  Photo by Jay Norris of Ravenvision(click to enlarge)

 

Stanley has done an excellent job of growing the catasetum. The plant was purchased bare root from Manuel (a Peruvian vendor) at the Montreal Spring Orchid show this past March. It was potted in plain sphagnum with styrofoam peanuts in the bottom. The plant had remained dormant for almost 5 months (representing the Southern Hemisphere's winter) by the time it started to grow. It is grown in an east livingroom window with extra fluorescent lights both above and alongside. The lights are on from 7 am to 9 pm. The temperature ranges from 19 degrees at night to 22 degrees during the day year round. The first flowers appear when the growth is half matured, and will last up to two weeks if the pollinia remain intact. Removal of the pollinia can cause the flowers to senesce is as little as three days however. The plant has been watered twice a week, and weekly with either a blooming fertilizer (Bloom and Feed) or fish emulsion fertilizer, both with the addition of magnesium sulfate, because Stanley uses reverse osmosis water. As the plant heads towards dormancy, the leaves will gradually fade to yellow and fall off.

October Show Table Results

Class 1

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1st Richard Yuan - Epicattleya Roman Holiday 3 points

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2nd Eric Murton - LC. Bowri-albida 2 points

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3rd Ken Wentzel - LC. Mini Purple 1 point

Class 2

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1st Ted Kurys - Phrag. Albopurpureum 3 points

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2nd Anita Kho - Paph.. Conco-bellatulum 2 points

Class 3

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1st Kiok Kim - Phal. bellina 3 points

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2nd Pam Robertson - Dtps. Cherry Lips X P. violacea 2 points

Class 4

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1st Sandy McCaskill - Beallara Tahoma Glacier 3 points

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2nd Ingrid Wauro - Onc. Kalihi " ˜Yellow Bird" 2 points

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3rd ? - Onc. lanceanum "Codios Bee" 1 point

 

 


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