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Sandpiper Orchid Society NOVEMBER 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

Successful Orchid Auction A heart felt THANK YOU to Mr. Omar Bounds who presided as the Auctioneer at Sandpiper’s Annual Orchid Auction, and who is also an accredited AOS Judge from the Mid-Atlantic Judging Center that meets in Philadelphia.

Map of Meeting Location

Upcoming Meeting November 12th At Sandpiper’s next meeting a panel of experienced members will discuss how to successfully manage the numerous growing challenges found during the upcoming indoor winter growing season. Topics dealing with moving your plants indoors, heating and temperature control, air movement, water and fertilizer requirements and insect control are some of the indoor growing subjects that will be touched upon. All members and guests will benefit from this meeting’s panel discussions.

November ’09 Newsletter in a


Auctioneer Omar Bounds & Program Chair Andy Fontaine Sandpiper’s successful Orchid Auction could not have been possible without the membership support supplied in numerous ways over the 4 weeks leading up to and including the evening of our auction itself. Whether it was the donation of orchids for the auction or the donation of time to successfully complete the many required activities necessary to ensure a smooth and satisfactory auction, the following members are being thanked and recognized for the outstanding work they did: Paula Bruno, Nancy Burke, Pam Cascioli, Bill Class, Bergy Ellingsen, Andy Fontaine, Rong Kruckner, Alice & Bruce Montgomery, Walter Off, Bruce Schairer, Dr. Cary Stone and Henry & Gail Zona.

Welcome New Member As President of the Sandpiper OS, I would like to welcome Cheryl Mercer of Mays Landing, NJ, to the Sandpiper Orchid Family as a New Member and we are looking forward to seeing her at our future meetings.

Ron Ference

Orchid enthusiasts ready to bid on the next plant.




SHOW TABLE & Orchid Shows Points thru October 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


Rosenberg, M&R


Schairer, C.


Trease, R.


Tusone, R.


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.

Sandpiper’s Auction Vendors A grateful THANK YOU to the numerous vendors that donated orchids to help make Sandpiper’s Orchid Auction a great success. Please support these fine Orchid growers. The following vendors are being recognized for their exceeding generosity:

H&R Nurseries

Phone: 808-259-9626

41-240 Hihimanu St. Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795

Main Street Orchids 222 Blue School Road Perkasie, PA 18944

Parkside Orchid Nursery

Phone: 215-498-4703 215-292-2904

Phone: 610-847-8039

2503 Mountainview Drive Ottsville, PA 18942

Piping Rock Orchids

Phone: 518-882-9002

2270 Cook Road Galway, NY 12074

The Little Greenhouse

Phone: 410-661-4748

9845 Harford Rd. Parkville, MD 21234

Waldor Orchids

Phone: 609-927-4126

10 E Poplar Ave. Linwood, NJ 08221

Woodstream Orchids

Phone: 410-286-2664

5810 Huntingtown Rd. Huntingtown, MD 20639

Free Orchid Early Membership Drive -2010Join 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.


osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water if plants are planted in bark. Be This is a Dendrobium sure to flush the mix with clear species from Australia that is water only once per month to generally found growing on prevent fertilizer salt build up. For plants in moss or mounted trees and boulders. This on slabs feed every third or 4th plant has small but attractive watering as the moss holds a inflorescence of pure white. lot of nutrients. The foliage is attractive as Or use GrowMore 20-10-20 well, resembling small cacti. Ureafree for municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ Light teaspoon per gallon. If using This plant requires high light, GrowMore with rain, distilled, or from 3,500 to 5,000 footreverse osmosis water, add candles. It can also be grown back in 5 - 10% municipal or outside during the summer well water to supply the months, as long as it is in necessary calcium and shade and does not get magnesium. Fertilize every exposed to direct afternoon sun other watering in the summer light. and every third watering in the Temperature winter. This plant prefers Flowering intermediate to warm Dendrobium wassellii can temperatures with winter bloom anytime of the year, daytime temps 75 to 85 degrees, Fahrenheit. Winter night temperatures should not fall below 62 degrees, Fahrenheit. Summer temperatures can be 10 degrees warmer.

David’s Monthly Orchid Tips

Dockrillia wasselliie

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

Holiday Flowers for Years to Come During the Holiday Seasons, we are all so busy, that it becomes just another thing we have to do, if we have to go out and buy decorations for the Holidays. While Phaleanopsis, Cymbidiums and some Dendrobiums flower when cold induced and Oncidiums, Paphiopedilums and Evergreen Dendrobiums flower when their new growth matures, their blooming seasons are not dependable or always predictable. Cattleyas, on the other hand, have a photo period, meaning, they flower on a certain length of daylight. So when you buy a Cattleya that has just opened, next year's flowers should start to open, within a two week window of the previous years blooms. Other factors such as supplemental lights (even an incandescent bulb nearby), temperature and whether we have several cloudy weeks contribute to the two week time frame. Buying Cattleyas now, will provide beautiful Holiday decorations for years to come, during the same seasonal time period.

Humidity 50% or higher is ideal. For slab plants, provide as much humidity as possible.

Water It is best to use rainwater, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Municipal water with a pH of 7.5 or lower can also be used. Water as the mix approaches dryness. When growing on a slab, water daily. This plant is very tolerable of dry conditions and should be watered less frequently in the winter months.

Fertilizer We highly recommend using Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse

This is a reprint from Sandpiper’s December ’08 Newsletter.

The Orchid Help Guys

mostly during the spring and summer months. The flowers are pure white with a hint of yellow in the lip, blooming from 30 to 60 2.5 cm flowers on each flower spike.


Dr. Cary Stone

Repot this plant into a shallow clay pot using a small or medium grade orchid bark mixture.

Bergie Ellingsen

Before the Meeting 7:15 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.

...thanks to the Orchid Web website.


Parkside Orchid Nursery 2503 Mountainview Drive Ottsville, PA 18942

17th Annual Anniversary Sale Friday-Sunday Nov. 27-29

The only time during the year when everything is on sale, with savings of

10-50% Telephone: 610-847-8039 Fax:              610-847-1211


American Orchid Society 2010 Calendar

Holiday Open House Saturday & Sunday

December 5&6, 2009 9 AM to 5 PM Hildegarde Howell - Proprietor 213 Old Turnpike Rd. (Rte 517 north of Oldwick) Phone: 908-832-2708

Share the magic and joy of growing orchids with a 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

HOLIDAY SALE December 4th & 5th and 11th & 12th 20% OFF all plants and supplies Choose from  a  great  selection  of  all  different   genera  for  your  holiday  gift  giving.  Christmas   cookies  and  light  refreshments  will  be   available  for  all  of  their  guests.


10 E. Poplar Ave. Linwood, N.J. 08221-2526 Phone: 609-927-4126 Fax: 609-926-0615 -WEBSITE-

5th Annual Merritt Huntington Memorial Symposium (

November 13th & 14th, 2009 Region 13 International Phalaenopsis Alliance Fall Meeting

in conjunction with the Fifth Annual Merritt Huntington Memorial Symposium (

November 15th, 2009

Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel 42nd Street & Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA

3 Day Schedule of Events Friday, November 13th

Sunday, November 15th Phals, Phals, Phals for a Day

Preview Party 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Dinner included with registration) 7:30pm Welcome Rob Griesbach, Moderator 7:45pm Cattleyas

Sales area open 8:30 to 9:30 with morning beverages

Walter Off, Waldor Orchids

Saturday, November 14th Symposium 8:45am - 5:30pm Reminder: All Plants Must Be Entered for AOS & Ribbon Judging by 10:00 AM!! 8:45am Welcome Rob Griesbach, Moderator 9:00am - 10:30am Paphiopedlums Hadley Cash, Marriott Orchids 10:30am - 12:00pm Oncidiinae Nomenclature Norris Williams, PhD, University of Florida 12:00pm - 1:30pm Buffet Lunch (Included with registraion) & Plant Sales 1:30pm - 3:00pm Bulbophyllums Bill Toms 3:00pm - 4:30pm Panel Discussion and Judging Results 4:30pm - 5:30pm Plant Sales


9:30am-11:00am Tom Harper of Stones River Orchids ‘12 Most Important Phalaenopsis Species Influencing Today’s Modern Phalaenopsis Hybrids’ includes Q & A 11:00am-11:30am Financial Report of Region 13 and Overall Status of IPA 11:30am-1:30pm Lunch, Sales Area Open and Fund Raising Auction 1:30pm-3:00pm Dr. David McDaniel, 'A Behind the Scenes Tour chronicling the Journey from Toothpick to First Bloom Seedling - a Breeder's Dream Fulfilled' includes Q & A 3:00pm-4:30pm HP Norton of Orchidview Orchids, ‘Red, Hot and Blue’ 4:30 till end Round table discussion with Tom Harper, Katherine Norton, HP Norton, Dr. David McDaniel, and Linda Thorne

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

Calendar of Events December 2009 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

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Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 31

4,5 Holiday Sale at Waldor Orchids 11,12 10 E. Poplar Avenue Linwood, N.J. 9AM-5:30PM Phone: 609-927-4126 website: 10

Sandpiper Orchid Society Meeting ** 2nd Thursday due to Christmas** 7:30 PM Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library system Galloway, N.J.


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

Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Eve


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

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Committee Chairs

Ron Ference" " Andy Fontaine" " Alice Montgomery" 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 2009"" Trustee 2010" Trustee 2011" Trustee 2012

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

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


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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New Member(s) _______

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October 2009 Show Table 1st Place Winners SHOW TABLE  DETAILS

Den. Medy Stripe Grown by G. Bollenbach

Slc. Jungle Beau ‘H&R’ Grown by A. Fontaine

Phrag. Noirmont Grown by J&M McClellan

Aerangis rhodosticta Grown by P. Cascioli

Phal. bellina Grown by L&R Jankowski Paph. Standard Flight x mastersianum Grown by R. Michelanko


V. Princess Mikasa ‘Blue’ Grown by A. Fontaine Bl. Memoria Bernice Foster Grown by P. Cascioli

Mtssa. Olmec ‘Kanno’ Grown by L&R Jankowski

Den. K-Lai Grown by B. Ellingsen

Paph. Pinocchio Grown by G. Bollenbach

Enc. cochleata ‘Spy Hill’ Grown by J&M McClellan



Phal. Hybrid Grown by A. Fontaine

Orchids December 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


Jerry and Jason Fischer will share their secrets for breeding and growing award-winning Phragmipedium’s. Pictured: Phragmipedium Jason Fischer 'Miami Beach' FCC/AOS A Green Dream in Texas Breeding for Color Cymbidium tigrinum Shooting Stars and Everlastings ...thanks to the American Orchid Society

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

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sandpiper OS November '09 Newsletter  

Please enjoy the Sandpiper Orchid Society's November '09 Newsletter.

sandpiper OS November '09 Newsletter  

Please enjoy the Sandpiper Orchid Society's November '09 Newsletter.