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Sandpiper Orchid Society JANUARY 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

January 31st 5:00 PM Sandpiper Orchid Society AWARDS BANQUET at the


Somers Point, NJ Who will be the recipients of the two coveted Annual Awards that Sandpiper bestows within it’s membership each year at it’s Awards Banquet? The Joe Myers Award is given to the member that has accumulated the highest point total from the Show Table points during the year and the Lisa O’Neal Award for the most outstanding orchid grown by a member during the year. Could it be you? See all of you at the Banquet and we’ll find out. Dinner served at 5:30 PM

January ‘10 Newsletter in a

Retiring Society Secretary After nearly 15 years of dedicated service to the Sandpiper Orchid Society as Society Secretary, Alice Montgomery has decided to step down from her position, giving her more time to devote to family and a growing number of grandchildren and other service work. Whenever a volunteer was needed, work to be Alice Montgomery coordinated, errands to be run and see that “it” would get done, Alice was there and the first to always offer a helping hand. She will remain as Hospitality Chairperson for our Society. Alice, we all love you and we will miss your monthly contribution as our Secretary.

Congratulations Newly Elected Officers

Accepting their duties in Society leadership roles are Linda Jankowski who was elected to fill the role as Society Secretary and George Bollenbach who will serve a four year Linda Jankowski term as a “Trustee at Large”. George also serves as the Chairperson of the George Bollenbach Membership Committee.

DCOS Annual Winter Show February 4-7, 2010 Dearborn Market 2170 Rt 35 south, Holmdel, NJ Sandpiper OS will enter an Orchid Display


Click here for DCOS Show information




Holiday Covered Dish Supper At Sandpiper’s last meeting, members contributed their favorite salads, main course dishes, beverages, desserts and side dishes for all attending to enjoy, as we celebrated the Holiday Season and the end of our calendar year with Orchids, Fellowship, Good Stories and a magnificent Show Table. Special note has to be made of the exceptional Show Table that members filled with their December blooming orchids. The display tables held nearly 80 different orchid plants in full color and bloom ......Great This is a small part of the December ’09 growing membership. Show Table orchids that were on display.

The Orchid Help Guys Dr. Cary Stone

Before the Meeting 5:15 PM

Bergie Ellingsen

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

Free Orchid 2010 Membership Drive

Join or Renew now, or before Sandpiper’s

upcoming January Awards Banquet, and have your name placed in a drawing for your choice of 1 of 3 beautiful Blooming Orchids, drawn at the Awards Banquet. Please mail or deliver at your next meeting, your Membership Renewal Application to George Bollenbach, Membership Chair.

New Show Table Point Allocation beginning January 2010

Rosette Award................10 pts 1st Place...........................5 pts 2nd Place..........................3 pts 3rd Place..........................1 pt Honorable Mention...........0 pts


SHOW TABLE & Orchid Shows Points thru November 2009 Benedict, B. Bollenbach, G. Bruno, P. Cascioli, C. Cascioli, P. Class, B. DelGuercio, M&S Ellingsen, B. Errickson, B. Fontaine, A. Kruckner, R. Jankowski, L&R McClellan, J&M Michalenko, R. Montgomery, A&B Peacock, J. Rosenberg, M&R Schairer, C. Trease, R. Tusone, R.

Final Yearly Results will be revealed at the January Awards Banquet

16 146 13 24 80 97 3 213 14 272 52 212 162 215 118 9 3 35 4 30

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.

Cattleya dowiana

David’s Monthly Orchid Tips

the mix to just dry between watering. Many growers hang this plant in the warm Cattleya dowiana is end of the greenhouse and native to the Atlantic coastal allow it to become quite dry mountain areas in Costa between watering. When Rica and was first brought to new growths emerge England in 1864 flowering gradually resume heavier the next autumn. It is watering. perhaps one of the most Overwatering can cause beautiful of the Cattleya species. No collection should several problems such as be lacking this species. The root rot and infectious flowers are large and yellow bacteria/fungus in the potting medium. with a deep scarlet velvety veined lip. This form also has Fertilizer scarlet veining in the yellow Fertilize every other petal tips. There is also a watering in the summer and very nice fragrance. every third watering in the Light winter. This Cattleya requires Flowering 1500-2000 footcandles to do This plant produces 3 to 7 well. As seedlings they 5 to7 inch yellow flowers with should be kept shadier, almost in Phalaenopsis conditions, to promote larger leaf growth. When mature, this plant does not want high light like other Cattleyas. If the plant receives too much light, the flowers will be distorted. This plant will do well under lights.

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

The Leap Frog Effect While we do not normally recommend repotting this time of year for most species as they are dormant, we do continue to pot our collection of cattleyas, almost year round. While it sets some back, Cattleyas that are beginning new root growth will establish quickly even this time of year. One thing I'd like you to consider, whether you handle your plants now or wait until Spring (normal repotting time), is the leap frog experiment. Try this. Instead of planting into your regular size pot (let's say a 5"), put the orchid in the next size down (4"). As a general rule I've found that an orchid will establish a fantastic root system in a slightly smaller size pot. Then next year your plant should be ready to be shifted (leave the root ball intact and place in a larger pot) into a 6" pot. Since we will generally repot every two years, in that same span we have actually leap frogged the 5" pot size. The Cattleyas really seem to grow in leaps and bounds under this system. I use it for all new divisions that come into our collection. It also reduces the chances of developing rot, as it will be on the dryer side. I have tried this experiment on even larger divisions and I've seen plants go from a 5 ½ or 6" to an 8 or 8 1/2" in less then two years. And as always "Good Luck Growing".

Temperature C. dowiana is a warm growing Cattleya, and should be grown at Phalaenopsis temperatures at all times. Nighttime temps should be between 60 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit and daytime temps at 75-85 degrees F.

Humidity 50% or higher is ideal. The use of humidity trays or room humidifiers is beneficial.

a deep scarlet velvety veined lip on a yellow background. This particular form has some scarlet veining in the tips of the petals. The flowers last for 3 weeks and have a nice sweet fragrance.


Repot this plant only during periods of growth, when you see new growths beginning at the base of the Water plant. Do not repot this plant It is best to use rainwater, in midwinter or in distilled or reverse osmosis midsummer, as this will water. Municipal water with a cause the plant great stress pH of 7.5 or lower can also and you may lose the clone. be used. Water as the mix Use a medium grade bark approaches dryness but do mix and clay pots. not allow the mix to become completely dry between ...thanks to the watering during summer Orchid Web website. growth period. In winter allow


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2010 PAPH FORUM SPEAKERS Frank Smith “Slippers of Krull-Smith Orchids”

Andy Phillips British Orchid Council Judge “Phragmipediums”

Marc Hachadourian “Growing Specimen Slipper Orchids”

Bryan Ramsay “Overview of Recent Slipper Awards” Website:







UP T SANDPIPER ORCHID SOCIETY N E G SI QU AWARDS BANQUET N TO THE A B R FO Sandpiper始s DS Annual Awards Banquet is being held on Sunday, January 31st, 2010 at the R A W A Crab Trap Restaurant in Somers Point. Our room will be available at 5:00 PM. Dinner is scheduled to be served at 5:30 PM. Please complete the form below and mail it to Henry Zona, along with your check. The cost this year is $35.00 per person. YES, there will be a Show Table.


Henry Zona 609-641-1986 email:

Thanks, Alice Montgomery 609-561-5858 Please Print, Cut Out and Mail Banquet Form

SANDPIPER AWARDS BANQUET Make checks payable to the: Sandpiper Orchid Society The cost is $35.00 each. (Includes Reserved Banquet Room, Complete Meal, Tax and Tip) Guests are welcome. Name_____________________________________ Dinner Choice:

Number Attending__________

Prime Rib___________________ Crab Imperial______________ Mail this form and your check to: Henry Zona 1013 Shelbourne Ave. Absecon, NJ 08201

American Orchid Society 2010 Calendar Enjoy the magic and satisfaction of growing orchids with a purchase or gift of the AOS 2010 Calendar. The 12 superbly grown orchids pictured show the diversity in color, size, shape and fragrance found in the orchid family. Information on how to order 5

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

February 2010

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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 Feb 14 Feb 15

Valentineʼs Day Presidentsʼ Day


Deep Cut Orchid Society 11th Annual Show Dearborn Market 9 AM – 6 PM Route 35 (South) Holmdel, N.J. website:


Mid-Atlantic Judging Center Philadelphia Horticultural Center website: 18-21 New Jersey Flower & Garden Show New Jersey Convention Center Edison, N.J. website: 20

30th Annual Paphiopedilum Forum U. S. National Arboretum Washington, DC website:


Sandpiper Orchid Society Meeting 7:30 PM Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library system

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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Sandpiper Orchid Society MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Membership Benefits Monthly Meetings Member’s Orchid Greenhouse Tours A Monthly Newsletter is sent to all Members Orchid Raffles Experienced Orchid Growers to Answer your Questions Snacks, Beverages, Desserts Educational Orchid Workshops An Annual Membership Picnic Guest Speakers Participation in Annual Orchid Shows Slide or Digital Presentations An Annual Membership Awards Banquet Member’s Orchids displayed at Meetings An Annual Orchid Auction

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Please bring this completed Membership Form and your check made out to: ʻSandpiper Orchid Societyʼ to your next Society meeting. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library system located at 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ. Map of Meeting Location or Mail this form and check to: " " "

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December 2009 Show Table 1st Place Winners SHOW TABLE  DETAILS

Angraecum eichlerianum Grown by A. Fontaine

Den. K-Lai Grown by B. Ellingsen

Paph. spicerianum Grown by R. Michelanko

Phrag. La Vivace Epicure 'P. Turner' Grown by B. Class


B. Little Stars Grown by L&R Jankowski

Paph. Ruby Cicada 'Stars n' Stripes' Grown by B. Class Onc. Sugar Baby Grown by L. Jankowski

C. Nancy Off '640' Grown by B. Class

Ascda. Zengyo 'Blue Spots' Grown by A. Fontaine

Phal. Hybrid Grown by A. Fontaine SHOW TABLE  DETAILS


Masd. Hybrid Grown by R. Tusone

Orchids February Preview New World Slipper Orchids:

Waldor Orchids

Long-Petal Hybrids and the Influence of Phragmipedium kovachii

The largest supplier of orchid plants and supplies in the Delaware Valley.

Jewel Orchids:

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Macodes, Dossinia and Goodyera

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

How to Grow Galeandra

Fridays and Saturdays 9AM - 5:30 PM

Taking a Look at Platanthera integrilabia


...thanks to the American Orchid Society

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

Mailing Label

Sandpiper OS January '10 Newsletter  

Please enjoy the Sandpiper Orchid Society's January '10 Newsletter.

Sandpiper OS January '10 Newsletter  

Please enjoy the Sandpiper Orchid Society's January '10 Newsletter.