TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 2002 starting promptly at 19h45 at Athenaeum, Newlands (Cape Town).
The Splendour of Slippers
Compiled by Ann Duckworth
has researched a range of Paphiopedilum species and hybrids with culture notes and advice. I am sure that Paphiopedilum lovers will find some useful information as well as enjoy the slides
in this brand new programme from the
SAOC slide collection.
Remember the raffle and the facility to sell plants at the Sales Table.
Happy birthday wishes for this month go to Brenda Vurgarellis (16), Peter Ryan (19), Margaret James (21), Stewart
Sutherland (30) and a special greeting for Arnold Kottler who turned 75 on the 10th. Moi is also having a birthday this month (29) so join me in having a happy day.
extend our condolences to Else Hall on the recent loss of her Mother.
Hildegard Crous gave us an insight into the fauna and flora on Mauritius as experienced on a recent trip to the island
to train a group of local horticultural students in the art of tissue culture. With a programme to reintroduce indigenous trees and shrubs onto the island, it is hoped that it will be possible to promote
the return of the indigenous orchids as well. Hopefully we will soon see the “fruits of their labours”. Thank you Hildegard for your well-illustrated talk and for braving the weather from so far away.
Hildegard had some growing-baskets made from local black wattle on display. They are being produced in support of the ‘Working for Water Project’ and are available at very reasonable prices through the
Swellendam Information Bureau.
Thank you to Eric Harley for the donation to the raffle table.
SPECIAL MEETING….16 SEPTEMBER 2002
Please make a note that Harold Kooperwitz will be our speaker on Monday 16 September 2002 at 19h45 at the Athenaeum. The
subject of his talk has not been finalised, but it is sure to be a treat for everyone. Harold has recently been appointed as Editor of the American publication Orchid Digest and has many years of
experience with orchids as a grower, author, hybridiser and nurseryman to name just a few. We seldom have the opportunity to hear speakers from other parts of the world, albeit ones with very strong ties
to South Africa, so please make every effort to attend this meeting…I promise you that you will not be disappointed.
The usual date for our monthly meeting in September falls on a public holiday so there will not be a meeting. We are
hoping to have an outing to Darling on Saturday 21 September 2002 that will incorporate the Duckitt Nursery’s Annual Show.
Final details should be available at the August meeting and in the next
CAPE REGION JUDGING
If you wish to attend the Cape Judging Region meeting, please remember to notify the host in advance. The up-coming date is:
Sunday 15 September 2002
- 14h30 - 17h00
Host: Sheila Smith
Cattleyas, influence of some species and stepping stones.
Venue: 9 Leerdam Street, Bothasig, Tel no. 558 5820
will soon be placing an order for name badges. Many of our Members do not have name badges or are not wearing the ones they have. Please make an effort to remember yours as it is particularly helpful to
our newer Members and also for those who are experiencing the occasional ‘senior’ or ‘busy mind’ moment!
pin clip badge is available at R19.60 + VAT or R21.90 + VAT if epoxy coated
magnetic clip badge is available at R26.40 + VAT or R28.70 + VAT if epoxy coated.
badges have the COS emblem and the Member’s name.
order, please contact the Secretary Carol Potgieter as soon as possible.
COS SPRING SHOW
dates for our Spring Show are as follows:
October Plant Entries for Judging
October Judging and Staging of Show
– 20 October Show open to the Public
TYGERBERG ORCHID GROUP – Spring Show
Venue : Civic Centre, Bellville
Open to Public: Wednesday 28 August 2002 to Saturday 31 August 2002
Contact Ludwig Swart ph. 558 2827 for further details.
COMMENTS FROM THE PLANT TABLE
Vincent & Pauline McKinnon’s Cymbidium Sarah Jean ‘Ice Cascade’ had 4 spikes open with 2 still in bud. A beautiful
profusion of white flowers. Their Cymbidium Copper Darling (Cym. Red Beauty ‘Carmen’ x Gauteng ‘Gymer’) had the dominant lip from its Red Beauty ‘Carmen’ parent but one would expect longer
spikes on subsequent flowerings.
Sysser Waspe’s Brassolaeliocattleya Guess What ‘Doubloon’ was a wonderful cluster of 9 yellow-orange blooms. A beautifully grown plant.
Lycaste Gyra x Wyong did Frans & Bes Gous proud by
producing a single, beautiful deep pink flower on a well grown plant. Their Masdevallia Darling Beauty had 5 intensely apricot coloured flowers with a sparkling texture and still numerous buds to
open. Congratulations on another well grown plant.
A real treat was Angraecum Lemford White Beauty from Eric Harley. This was a first time flowering for him of a
truly beautiful, clean, white flower with a natural spread of about 15cm. The spur length is definitely from its Angraecum sesquipedale parent but the reduced plant size is attributed to its other
parent Angraecum magdalenae.
The first-time flowering seedling of Sophrolaeliocattleya Bright Angel x Sophrocattleya Petite Pride from Mike Tibbs had a magnificent orange flower with good shape
and definite award potential.
Volkmar Schmidt’s Zygopetalum Kiwi Choice (Zygo. Titanic x B.G.White) was one of the newer hybrids from Australia. The ticking or marking often seen on their leaves can
be if the plants are not given enough heat and the black on the leaves is usually when there is water on the leaves when the temperature drops.
PLANT TABLE JUNE
Thank you to Louis Vogelpoel and Mike Tibbs for their comments and to everyone who brought plants.
Dendrobium-phalaenopsis Cleopatra x Mme. Udomsri
Dendrobium-phalaenopsis Chiang Mai Pink #992
Frans & Bes Gous
Lycaste Gyra x Wyong
Masdevallia Darling Beauty
Masdevallia Pariatoriana Darling
Angraecum Lemford White Beauty
Paphiopedilum Winston Churchill
Calanthe William Murray
Paphiopedlum Fairburn Collosson x Peony Regency
Vincent & Pauline McKinnon
Cymbidium Copper Darling
Cymbidium Sarah Jean ‘Ice Cascade’
Ruby Eyes ‘Red Baron’
Odontioda Bombay ‘Virginia’
Rhyncostylis Meechai Red
Zygopetalum Kiwi Choice
Sophrolaeliocattleya Bright Angel x Sophrocattleya Petite Pride
Brassolaeliocattleya Guess What ‘Doubloon’
Plant of the Evening
1st Cymbidium Sarah Jean ‘Ice Cascade’ from Vincent & Pauline McKinnon
2nd Brassolaeliocattleya Guess What ‘Doubloon’ from Sysser Waspe
3rd Lycaste Gyra x Wyong from Frans & Bes Gous
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