Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting is:

Sunday, 3 December, 2017 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

Our December meeting is our annual auction of plants, orchid related items and surprises. If at all possible please preregister your contributions with Liz Mc Alpine,

Please consider if you have any plants, books, growing materials, and any other orchid related (or even nonorchid related) items that you might be able to donate.

Once the excitement of the auction is over, we will celebrate the holiday season with a “pot luck” meal. Please bring your favorite dish that can be eaten with a knife, fork or fingers, to share with others. Come out and join us, and remember to “keep some room” for all of those tasty treats that our members continue to surprise us with.

Remember there will be no show table, no members' sales table, and no raffle for December. There will however be vendors’ tables.

Remember to bring your wallets, purses, fanny packs, money clips, cheque books…. so that you can get that perfect gift for friends, neighbors, family, loved ones OR YOURSELF!!

Our Annual Orchid show is
February 10 and 11, 2018

More Information...

2017 Ribbon Results

2017 Trophy Results

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Plant of the Month - September, 2017

Cattleya Tokyo Life,

Anne Antanaitis brought us a beautiful Cattleya Tokyo Life, a plant happily rewarding its owner with 8 flowers on two inflorescences, five of which were still in bud. Alexsi told us that the plant did even better last year when it had 12 flowers! The flowers change colour as they age, but were an attractive white overlaid light red distally and high-lighted with a deep red lip. She summers the plant out of doors and keeps it in a spot with lots of light in the winter. She varies the fertilizers, using kelp extract plus MSU or other fertilizers. The plant is in an airy mix with charcoal and Perlite. Well done Anne!


2018 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:

  • January 7th Preparing your plants for the "Big Show"
  • January 28th  Pests and Diseases
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.