Southern Ontario Orchid Society
Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting:

Sunday 3 March 2019 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

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Plant of the Month - Januray 2019

Erika Lorincz won the honours at the January 6th, 2019 meeting with a charming arrangement of three plants in a basket. The well-grown and wellflowered plants were a symphony of gold and pale greens! A green and gold Paphiopedilum venustum album with five flowers was balanced with a Pleurothallis ghiesbrechtianum (she got the plant many years ago from the late John Kafka) with lots of erect inflorescences festooned with yellow bells. A well-grown velvety Ludisia discolor provided the green plant used to fill in voids. To get such well-grown plants, Erika fertilizes weakly, weekly. She has them in shade outside in summer and on a NW facing window in winter.


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.

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Future Meetings:

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.