Orchid enthusiasts welcome member
THE Woodburn Orchid Society welcomed a new member at its March meeting as well as a visitor from another society.
The group was delighted to welcome Sylvia Fitch as a new member and also put their hands together to welcome Sue King, the honorary secretary of the Maclean Orchid Society.
Society president Ken Woods announced the group could look forward to having a guest speaker address members at the May meeting.
On May 20 Wolfgang Strube, who is an agronomist from a horticultural company, will describe the characteristics of his company's orchid fertiliser products.
As with all the society's meetings, visitors will be made most welcome.
In March, the president screened two interesting DVDs.
Peter Furniss, who is a member of the group, had brought along a disk of entertaining and humorous advertisements from the UK and Europe.
While unrelated to orchid growing, the disk gave members a bit of a laugh.
The second DVD was a photographic record of the range of spectacular blooms which had been displayed at the 2009 Taiwan Orchid Show.
The wonderful array of phallies, paphs and other orchids was impressive indeed. There was a tie for the popular vote on the day of the meeting, between DTPS Lightening New Lighten grown by Albert and Sally Irons and Cattleya Dewy Forest Kudos which had been benched by Ken and Patricia Greenwood. The judge's choice was awarded to Peter Furniss for his Phalaenopsis Snow White 'Little Pearl'.