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Sandpiper Orchid Society August 2010 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

August 26th 7:30 PM At our August 26th meeting, Ron Ference will present a digital program on the newly revised Show Table Plant Entry Form and give a detailed explanation with pictures of examples of all genera listed on the form to help people better submit their orchids for judging.

August ‘10 Newsletter in a PDF Format

Delaware Valley Orchid Council Speakers’ Forum September 25th Featured Speakers Sam Tsui

Orchid Inn Bloomington, IL New Multifloral Paphs

Tom Nasser Carolina Orchids Fort Mill, SC My Favorite Unusual Orchids John Odom

Odom’s Orchids Fort Pierce, FL The Cattleya Orchid

Wyndham Hotel, Mt. Laurel, NJ Details and Registration Form on Page 6

Orchid Auction Saturday

The Orchid Help Guys

November 20th Location:

Before the Meeting 7:30 PM Ask the Orchid Help Guys before any Sandpiper Orchid Society meeting for advice on any culture problems you may be having with your orchids.

Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library system located at 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road Galloway, NJ Doors open for Previewing at 9:30 AM Auction begins at 10:00 AM





SHOW TABLE & Orchid Shows Point Standings thru

July 2010 Bollenbach, G.


The History of Orchids in New Jersey At Sandpiper’s last meeting, Walter Off, of Waldor Orchids, presented a slide series on “The history of orchid growing and sales in New Jersey.” Walter Off Walt took the audience through a time table of history dating back to the 1800’s through the present day orchid business of today’s Waldor Orchids. The rise and fall over many years of the cut flowers industry, mainly the cattleya orchid and cymbidiums, to todays orchid sales as pot plants were presented in detail.

Bruno, P.


Cassioli, P.


Cassioli-Gotwals, C.


Class, B.


Connolly, C.


DelGuercio, S.


Ellingsen, B.


Errickson, B.


Fontaine, A.


The Stanhopea Book

Jankowski, L&R


McClellan, J&M


MIchalenko, R.


by Rudy Jenny. 2010. 865 Photographs and Botanical Illustrations, most in color. Hardcover. 496 pages.

Peacock, J.


Kruckner, R&R


Schairer, C.


Tusone, R.


Zona G&H


A richly illustrated, ground breaking work written by a worldrecognized expert in the genus. This first edition treats 65 species of Stanhopea and 2 species of the closely related genus, Embreea and many of their hybrids. An extremely short press-run, copies are available in limited quantities from the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate.

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.

AOS Monthly Newsletter ..from the desk of Ron McHatton AOS July 2010 Newsletter

Sandpiper Orchid Society MEMBERSHIP FORM To obtain Sandpiper OS Membership information and a printable Application Form, click on the link below.

Printable Membership  Application  Form


osmosis water or water low in alkalinity, every time you water if plants are planted in bark. Be sure to flush the mix with clear water only once per month to Lycaste hybrids are prevent fertilizer salt build up. beautiful plants producing multiple-bloom spikes from the For plants in moss or mounted base of mature pseudobulbs in on slabs feed every third or 4th the winter and spring months. watering as the moss holds a Their flowers are large (3 to 6 lot of nutrients. Or use GrowMore 20-10-20 inches), long lasting and fragrant. This hybrid produces Ureafree for municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ flowers in whites through yellows with varying degrees of teaspoon per gallon. If using GrowMore with rain, distilled, amber and mahogany. or reverse osmosis water, add Light back in 5 - 10% municipal or Grow these plants in well water to supply the medium light as you would for necessary calcium and Cattleyas (2000 to 3500 magnesium. Fertilize every footcandles). Keep them in other watering in the summer shady conditions during the and every third watering in the bright summer months and in winter. strong light during the fall and winter months. Flowering


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

The Simple Joys of Orchid Growing I was reading the January 1945 AOS Bulletin and an article intrigued me. Edna Richter, then the secretary of the AOS was looking through the greenhouses of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Wilcox Jones, the former being AOS president at the time. At the greenhouses, called Broadview, she gives a personal account of walking around the potting area, and greenhouses. The words she writes reveal the passion of an avid orchid grower. She takes time to appreciate the potting area how things are well kept and organized. Then as she tours the greenhouses and comes across blooming plants she is struck with awe at the beauty and detail of the flowers. In her wandering she also notices things like plants in bud, potting mediums and a hidden goldfish pool. The show table was said to be the main attraction, Mrs. WK DuPont had even taken the time to cut a spray of her famous C. Remy Cholet `Stillpond’ and bring it to the meeting, since the cold weather did not permit easy travel with the plant itself. As I read on I realized that these founding members of the AOS were just plain excited to get together and enjoy their mutual love for orchids. We should take some time to just look at our plants, to handle them and appreciate the fact that they are so readily available to us. I’d like to end with this quote from our tour guide from 65 years ago, “As I retraced my steps I felt that the day was over too soon and I wondered if I could retain the picture that was in my mind’s eye and fit in my notes so that our members who could not attend the meeting would feel that they, to, had walked along the paths through the orchids at Broadview.”


This plant prefers intermediate to cool temperatures. Nighttime lows from 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit and daytime highs from 68 to 75 degrees are ideal. Summer temperatures will be slightly warmer.

These plants typically bloom in the late winter to early spring months with large 3 to 6


50% or higher is ideal.


Use rainwater, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Lycastes love water, especially during the growing season from late winter through fall. Water as the mix becomes slightly dry. Observe the pseudobulbs - as long as they are full and plump, you are watering correctly. If they are shriveled you may be under watering, or the roots might be rotting from over watering. Keep the plant slightly dry between watering from late fall until you see a spike emerge. Then water more regularly. Many Lycastes are deciduous and will lose their leaves in the winter to early summer months. It is not unusual if the leave tips turn brown before they fall off. Overwatering can cause several problems such as root rot and infectious bacteria/ fungus in the potting medium.


Fertilize with Green Jungle orchid food formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse


Lycaste Ryan Thomas Coyne inch flowers emerging from stems at the base of the largest pseudobulbs. Large specimens produce multiple spikes and can be quite impressive. Support the spikes before they bloom or the flowers will cause them to sag downwards.


Repot this plant after it flowers into a fine or medium bark mix, or a rock wool mix. Lycastes may be divided once they develop 6 or more pseudobulbs. The old bulbs can still produce new growths as well. ...thanks to the Orchid Web website.

From Chris Rehmann, President of the AOS On July 24, 2010, the Trustees of the American Orchid Society met to resolve the ongoing financial matters facing us. As a major step taken to refocus the Society on our core values, the trustees approved the establishment of a task force to investigate the sale of the headquarters building. In addition, adjustments were made to the 2010-2011 budget to balance anticipated cash flow. Current economic conditions are difficult and we must remain solvent in today's economy. The overhead cost associated with the building and gardens have diverted funds from the primary mission of the Society. The trustees believe that it is in the long-term best interest of the members to make these changes. The facility will continue with a full schedule of events and activities during the process. Times are different now from those days when the decision was made to construct the headquarters. No one can say that the building and gardens are not beautiful. Many members have provided funds, time and labor to make the headquarters a first-class destination. We will never be able to thank them enough for their efforts. It will be difficult to recover the value of the building because of today's economics, but if we do not plan now, we may miss opportunities that present themselves. The sale of a facility of this size will take time and it is not the intention of the trustees to sell the property at just any price. Appropriate consultants will be retained to determine the potential uses allowed under current zoning as well as the feasibility of rezoning the property and professional appraisers will determine a fair market price. New locations will be investigated as well as the costs to relocate the Society's missions-related operations. We have much work ahead of us. During the last ten years, many dedicated people have worked to make the facility a major asset to the Society. No one anticipated the economic disaster that has befallen all businesses worldwide. Non-profits everywhere have felt the devastating impact. The Trustees believe these actions are necessary to financially strengthen the AOS and ensure its ongoing contribution to the orchid community.


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Calendar of Events September 2010


Mid-Atlantic Judging Center Philadelphia Horticultural Center Philadelphia, Pa. website:


Sandpiper Orchid Society Meeting 7:30 PM Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library system Absecon, N.J.


DVOC Speaker’s Day Forum 8:30 AM – 4 PM

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 5 6 7 12 13 14 19 20 21 26 27 28

1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 29 30

6 Labor Day

Wyndham Hotel Mt. Laurel, N.J.


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

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Committee Chairs

Ron Ference" " Andy Fontaine" " Linda Jankowski" Henry Zona" " Walter Off" " John McClellan"

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

Trustees at Large Trustee 2010" Trustee 2011" Trustee 2012 Trustee 2013" "

Bergie Ellingson" Dr. Cary Stone Pam Cascioli" " George Bollenbach

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

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

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

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July 2010

Show Table 1st Place Winners SHOW TABLE  DETAILS

Angcm. longiscott Grown by S. DelGuercio

Paph. Pinocchio Grown by G. Bollenbach

V. Pat’s Delight Grown by B. Ellingsen

B. nodosa Grown by P. Cascioli

Den. Burana Green Star Grown by L&R Jankowski


Epi. Cindy Grown by A. Fontaine Phal. bellina Grown by L&R Jankowski

Dtps. Sogo Yenlin Grown by A. Fontaine Brassia Rex ‘Okika’ Grown by L&R Jankowski

Phal. Drew Mattlesson ‘Lovely’ Grown by L&R Jankowski Paph. Raisin Pie ‘Hsinying’ Grown by L&R Jankowski



Waldor Orchids ORCHIDS September 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 Fridays and Saturdays 9AM - 5:30 PM

Cattleya labiata var. Amesiana 'Marcia Regina' HCC/AOS Exhibited by Canaima Orchids Cattleya labiata and Its Hybrids Dendrobium cuthbertsonii Vacherot and Lecoufle: A Legacy of Orchids Jewel Orchids VI: Those Other Painted-Leaf Orchids


...thanks to the American Orchid Society

Sandpiper Orchid Society Secretary 5137 Indian Cabin Road Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

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