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Sandpiper Orchid Society APRIL 2013 Sandpiper Meetings Location

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

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APRIL 25th 7:30 PM

Orchid Mini-Auction 35-50 Plants

Galloway Library 306 Jimmie Leeds Rd. Galloway, NJ Doors open for previewing at 7:00 PM

The Orchid Help Guys

Before the Meeting 7:15 PM

April ‘13 Newsletter

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





Dividing & Repotting Workshop

At Sandpiper’s last meeting, members of the Society participated in an Orchid division and repotting workshop. Andy Fontaine an Ron Ference gave demonstrations on dividing and repotting techniques to the membership in attendance. Members then proceeded to work on the plants that they had brought with them from home. Sandpiper supplied encouragement, dividing and repotting tools, pots, and potting mixes and to everyone that needed them. The room was packed with happy members and happier orchids by the end of the meeting.

MAY Annual Society Picnic/ShowTable/Meeting The Sandpiper Orchid Society will hold it’s Annual Society Picnic/ShowTable/Meeting on Sunday, May 19th at the Cape May Co. Zoo. Activities will begin around 12 Noon.

Ocean City Flower Show May 31- June 2 Ocean City Music Pier Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk Friday 2 - 9PM Saturday 10AM - 9PM Sunday 10AM - 4 PM Come and enjoy the beautiful commercial and amateur Flower/Orchid Displays. Set up: Thursday May 30th 6:30-9 PM


SHOW TABLE & Orchid Shows Point Standings thru

March 2013 Block, L.


Bollenbach, G.


Capone, J.


Class, B.


Connolly, C.


DelGuercio, M&S


Ellingsen, B.


Ference, R.


Fontaine, A.


Michalenko, R.


Penso, M.


Zona, G&H


How the Points are Earned Rosette Award ....…... 10 pts 1st Place ...................... 5 pts 2nd Place .................... 3 pts 3rd Place ..................... 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.



David’s Monthly Orchid Tips David Off is a 3rd generation member of the highly respected WALDOR ORCHIDS family.

Spring & Summer Fertilizing It is always very important to feed your plants, not only while they are growing, but also when they are in bloom. Like all living things, when fed properly, they will grow stronger and produce more flowers.

A charming, compact, outdoor grower from Brazil, with a sweet and slightly pungent fragrance. Flower base color is butter-yellow with fine dark burgundy markings on the flower's reverse. Recently re-classified as Brasiliorchis picta.Temperature Tolerant. April blooming. A species from Central America. ...thanks to the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate website. Interesting Orchid Hybrid Trivia from AOS Website The total number of grex names in the register is currently 154,660 (as of now). This figure increases daily. Each year The International Orchid Register adds between 3000-4000 new hybrids. The most popular genera for hybrids are: Phalaenopsis — 31,382 Paphiopedilum — 23,871 Cymbidium — 14,688 Dendrobium — 11,910 So far there are about 2349 hybrid generic names, but not all of these are in use. There are about 5,600 species involved in hybridization.

Our product of choice is Dyna-Gro, but any balanced fertilizer may be used. Brands such as Miracle-Gro and Peters are also known for quality fertilizers and supplements. We recommend watering the plant prior to applying fertilizer and then following one of the two sets of instructions on the manufacturer’s label. One is for feeding (1/4-1/2 tsp/gallon) weekly and one is for intermittent feeding (1-3 tsp/gallon) every 2 to 4 weeks. If you cannot fertilize as often as you should, then use a timed release fertilizer to supplement regular feedings. Depending on the brand and formula, granules will last from 3-12 months. Top dress your plant with the manufacturer’s recommended amount. Sprinkle the feed evenly across the surface of the mix taking care not to get it close to the new growths. Do not use this type of fertilizer with sphagnum moss. Because the moss is constantly moist, it will continuously release nutrients and could burn the roots of your plants. .....excerpts taken from the Waldor Orchids website.

Lynn Fuller, Chair AOS Affiliated Societies Committee


Calendar of Events

May 2013 7

Pinelands Orchid Society Annual Orchid Auction 7:30 PM Medford Leas 1 Medford Leas Way, Medford, NJ website: Mid-Atlantic Judging Center Philadelphia Horticultural Center Phila, Pa. website:


Sandpiper Orchid Society Meeting/Show Table/Picnic

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 15 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

12:00 PM


Cape May Court House, NJ website:

May 12 Motherʼs Day May 27 Memorial Day

31-June2 Ocean City Flower Show

Ocean City Music Pier Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk Ocean City, NJ


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."

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

Andy Fontaine"" Ron Ference" " Jennifer Capone" Henry Zona" " Walter Off" " Ron Ference "

Trustees at Large Trustee 2013 Trustee 2014 Trustee 2015 Trustee 2016

Committee Chairs

-4 Year Terms-

George Bollenbach" Bill Class " " Bill Errickson Rita Michalenko

George Bollenbach" Ron Ference" " Gail Zona" " Ron Ference" " Bill Class" " Vacant" Ron Ference" " Andy Fontaine"" Chrissy Schairer" Ron Ference" " Svetlana Errickson" Bruce Montgomery" Ron Ference" " Bruce Montgomery"

The Sandpiper OS is an Affiliated Member of the American Orchid Society



Pinelands Orchid Society Annual Orchid Auction When: Tuesday, May 7th Where: Medford Leas, 1 Medford Leas Way, Medford, NJ Time: 7:30 PM website:

Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9, 2013


10 AM to 5 PM

March 2013

Show Table 1st Place Winners SHOW TABLE  DETAILS

Phal. Gold Tris Grown by: J. Capone

Cym. Moon Walk Grown by: B. Class

Den. Ensource Grown by: S. DelGuercio

Bulb. echinoiabium Grown by: R. Ference

Phal. Dorisell x DuPage Grown by: C. Connolly


Paph. Fanaticum Grown by: R. Ference

Cym. Dorothy Stockstill 'Forgotten Fruit' Grown by: R. Ference

Phrag. Fox Valley Fireball Grown by: R. Ference

Epc. Renee Marquis Grown by: S. DelGuercio


Lc. Fire Dance 'Patricia' Grown by: R. Ference


Waldor Orchids 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

Bulbophyllum Jim Clarkson 'James Krull' AM/AOS Photo Š Greg Allikas

Phone: 609-927-4126 Fax: 609-926-0615

Bulbophyllum Hybrids and Their Parents How to Grow Bulbophyllums Breeding Yellow Cattleyas Nomenclature Notes: Kalimantanorchis, a new genus Microcoelia bulbocalcarata

Fridays and Saturdays 9AM - 5:30 PM


...thanks to the American Orchid Society

Sandpiper Orchid Society Editor PO Box 462 Waretown, NJ


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