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Sandpiper Orchid Society APRIL 2009 Sandpiper Meetings Location


Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library system located at 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road Galloway, NJ Phone 609-652-2352 Map of Meeting Location

April 23nd 7:30 PM This months program will be presented by Dr. Cary Stone who will be doing a slide presentation on Intergeneric & warm growing Oncidiums. All members and guests are welcome and urged to attend.

May 17th 1:00 PM

The Sandpiper Orchid Society successfully participated in the recent SEPOS Orchid Show held within the large Conservatory at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. Sandpiper earned the distinction of placing 2nd in the very competitive Orchid Societies Display competition.

Sandpiper OS Picnic Cape May County Zoo The Day Includes:

Protective Pavilion Picnic with Society Members Show Table Guided Tour of Special Off-Limit Zoo Areas FUN, FUN, FUN LINK: Cape May County Zoo

I’d like to extend an appreciative “thank you” to the many members who gave of their time and participated in the many aspects of putting together this year’s Show.

Ron Ference Additional SEPOS Show Highlights



Pres. SOS


SHOW TABLE & Orchid Shows Point Standings thru

March 2009 Bollenbach, G.


Bruno, P.


Cascioli, C.


Cascioli, P.


Class, B.


Ellingson, B.


Errickson, B.


Fontaine, A.


Kruckner, R.


Jankowski, L&R

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McClellan, J&M


Michalenko, R.


Montgomery, A&B


Schairer, C.


Tusone, R.


Orchid Show Preparation

The Sandpiper Orchid Society held its March meeting one week early, at Waldor Orchids, in preparation for the upcoming Longwood Gardens Show which took place March 27th through March 29th. Walter Off, of Waldor Orchids, demonstrated the proper method of tying up and staking plants, to make them show ready and then members starting the grooming process of preparing the orchids for the upcoming SEPOS Show. Walt and Dr. Cary Stone privileged us with their commentary on the Show Table orchid plants brought in by the Sandpiper members. They pointed out the weaknesses and strengths of the plants being awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention and then encouraged the members to place these

How the Points are Earned Rosette Award ....…... 10 pts 1st Place ...................... 5 pts 2nd Place .................... 4 pts 3rd Place ..................... 3 pts Honorable Mention .. 1 pt Joe Myers Award - Awarded to the member that accumulates the highest point total for the year as determined from Society Displays and the monthly Show Table results. Lisa O’Neal Award - This award was established in 2006 upon the untimely death of then president Lisa O’Neal. Lisa was renowned for displaying her finest orchids on the monthly Show Table. The winner of this award is acknowledged as having grown the most outstanding orchid of the year which is chosen from those plants that received the 10 point Rosette Award.

plants in the Longwood Gardens Show. There was a question and answer session to wrap things up. Walt’s workshop was of equal interest to newer and more experienced members alike.


Dendrobium tobaense

Truly an amazing species discovered in Sumatra in 1993. A nigro-hirsute variety, with black hairs covering the canes. Large cream flowers heavily overlaid in bright green. The keeled tongue like lip is colored in strong red markings. This species is fragrant but most likely at a certain time of day after the flowers have been open a week or so. Easy to grow producing flowers several times per year on the sides and tips of the canes.

Light Medium, from 1000 to 2,500 foot candles. East south or west windows are ideal. This plant will also perform well under artificial light culture.

when you see buds forming on the plant.

David’s Monthly Orchid Tips


Use Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water if plants are planted in bark. Be sure to flush the mix with clear water only once per month to prevent fertilizer salt build up. For plants in moss or mounted on slabs, feed every third or 4th watering as the moss holds a lot of nutrients.


This plant can flower at different times of year but appears to be heaviest in the spring months. The flowers


Intermediate to warm with Winter day temps being 70 or above and nights being 58 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer temps can be 10 to 20 degrees warmer.

can be 2 and a half to 3 inches in size and on larger This plant likes a relative plants the flowers can humidity of 50 percent or approach 4 inches. The higher. The use of humidity flowers are fragrant and can trays or room humidifiers is last for 2-3 months. This beneficial. species will prove very useful Water in hybridization providing Water with rain, distilled or interesting color, shape and substance to new crosses. reverse osmosis water for best results. Municipal or well The plants themselves are water that has a PH of 7.5 or not large and can begin flowering at just a few inches lower is also acceptable. Water as the mix approaches in height making this a good dryness during flowering and plant for those with limited space. subsequent growth. During the winter months from Late Repotting November to mid January Repot in fall or spring allow the mix to become using New Zealand somewhat drier between sphagnum moss for best watering. Resume watering at results. Repot on an annual normal intervals once you basis. ...thanks to the have reached mid January or


David Off is a 3rd generation member of the highly respected WALDOR ORCHIDS family.

An Event Not To Be Missed!

I would like to encourage all Sandpiper Members to attend this year's DVOC Speakers Forum. It is always a great learning experience and this year there are three outstanding speakers. Jim Rose from Cal-Orchids in Santa Barbara, CA will be speaking on a really fascinating genus ‘Lycastes'. He does a great job of growing them and he will be bringing some real beauties for sale. Michael Sinn from Canaima Orchids will be lecturing on ‘Venezuelan Cattleya Orchids In Their Habitat’.  I always enjoy seeing orchids growing in their native natural environment. And don't forget the great buffet lunch!  It is always the highlight of the day and worth the price of admission. After lunch will be our keynote speaker, Bill Thoms.  He spoke last January at the World Orchid Conference and nearly everyone agreed that it was one of the best lectures that they had ever attended.  Bill's talk will be entitled ‘Growing Award-Winning Bulbophyllums'. He and his wife, Doris Dukes, have won over 150 cultural awards from the AOS judges over the years! I sincerely hope that every Sandpiper Member is able to make it this year to the DVOC Speakers Forum as it is going to be a fantastic day.

The Orchid Help Guys

Dr. Cary Stone

Orchid Web website.

Sandpiper OS Membership

Before the Meeting 7:15 PM

Bergie Ellingson

Ask the Orchid Help Guys before any Sandpiper Orchid Society meeting for advice on any culture problems you may be having with your orchids.

Download a Membership Form from this link: Membership Form


Calendar of Events May 2009 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 May 10 May 25

Mothers Day Memorial Day


DVOC Speaker’s Day Forum Wyndham Hotel 8:30 AM – 4 PM Mt. Laurel, N.J.

For more information contact Lois Duffin: 215-248-3626



Sandpiper Orchid Society Meeting 1:00PM Picnic/Show Table CAPE MAY COUNTY ZOO Cape May Court House, NJ website: LINK to CMCZ Mid-Atlantic Judging Center Philadelphia Horticultural Center Phila, Pa. website: EXTENDED CALENDAR DETAILS

The Benefits Of Membership Whether a beginner or an expert orchid grower, you will find membership in the American Orchid Society a truly rewarding experience. You’ll join 18,000 others worldwide who share a passion for orchids, as well as furthering conservation and research efforts for these wondrous plants. And you’ll enjoy a wealth of membership benefits. ...membership to the American Orchid Society

American Orchid Society Sandpiper Orchid Society Officers President Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer AOS Rep. Past Pres.

Committee Chairs

Ron Ference Andy Fontaine Alice Montgomery Henry Zona Walter Off John McClellan

Membership Publicity Newsletter Show Table Hospitality Website Show Exhibits Historian Photography Refreshments Raffle Auction DVOC Rep.

Trustees at Large Trustee 2009 Trustee 2010 Trustee 2011 Trustee 2012

George Bollenbach Bergie Ellingson Dr. Cary Stone Pam Cascioli


George Bollenbach Gail Zona Ron Ference Cary Stone Alice Montgomery Ron Ference Andy Fontaine Chrissy Schairer Ron Ference Pam Cascioli Bruce Montgomery Ron Ference Bruce Montgomery


March 2009

Show Table 1st Place Winners SHOW TABLE DETAILS

Phal. Frog Hollow Grown by A. Fontaine

Phrag. Grande 'Monroe' Grown by B. Class

Milt. Goodnews Bay Grown by L&R Jankowski

Masd. Heathii Grown by R. Michalenko


Bllra. Big Shot 'Kitty Kat' Grown by A. Fontaine

Epi. Fresh Valley ‘Lemon Tree’ Grown by A&B Montgomery

Phal. Little Sweetheart Grown by L&R Jankowski

Paph. Grand Onyx Grown by R. Michalenko

Blc. Hybrid Grown by J&M McClellan

SHOW TABLE DETAILS Epic. Hybrid Grown by L&R Jankowski


Orchids May Preview

Waldor Orchids The largest supplier of orchid plants and supplies in the Delaware Valley. 10 E. Poplar Ave. Linwood, N.J. 08221-2526 Phone: 609-927-4126 Fax: 609-926-0615

Rossioglossum (syn. Odontoglossum) insleayi 'Erin' HCC/AOS Grower: Jordan Hawley Photographer: James W. McCulloch

Growing Rossioglossums Dendrochilum cootsii Orchids in the Big Easy Growing Orchids for Their Foliage

Fridays and Saturdays 9AM - 5:30 PM


...thanks to the American Orchid Society

Sandpiper Orchid Society Secretary 23 Alexander Dr. Hammonton, NJ 08037

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Sandpiper OS April '09 Newsletter  

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