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Gold Coast Succulent and Bromeliad Society

Gold Coast District Orchid Society

Southport District Orchid Society

Brisbane Orchid Society


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I DON'T UNDERSTAND - IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME


August at last, I love this time of the year on the Gold Coast. Cool mornings followed up with absolutely lovely mild sunny days. Most of all I look forward to August as it marks the end of winter. I HATE the winter.  Our orchids vary from tropical to subtropical, they do not like the cold.

Their leaves turn yellow and drop off. I worry about them.

NOW IT IS AUGUST. The orchids have survived the winter (well most of them, I did lose a few) they are waking up, new shoots are appearing.

The speciosums are heavily in spike, can't wait until they are in flower.

Denrobium speciosum. What an amazing native orchid. Widespread on the East Coast of Australia as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (growing on rocks). Once you have found one growing in the wild and flowering in late August to October you will be constantly looking for more. They can be found in enormous clumps on rocks and cliff faces, often in full sun. The flowers can vary from white to creamy yellow with a white labellum that has purple dots and veins of red and purple.I have read that the roasted starchy stems are edible. Wow! Would an avid orchid grower even consider this?Does well when given a little protection from harsh frosts and extreme summer heat. Some of the new hybrids are a little more demanding and may be more water or temperature sensitive.One of the main drawbacks of growing from seedling is the time it takes to flower, anywhere from 7-15 years. Although it generally has a magnificent display of highly perfumed flowers they will only last about 3 weeks, but on a well developed plant multiple racemes means you may be able to enjoy it over a longer period.They do well in cultivation either on a mount, tied to a tree or in an open mix in a well drained pot. They are hardy with very tough leaves to handle our harsh conditions. They need bright to very bright light to flower with low to medium humidity. They will also benefit from regular fertilising.

This months feature article is on speciosums

We have been really fortunate to have been given permission fro Gerry Walsh 'The Rock Lily Man' to reproduce information from his articles

thank you Gerry

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The Rock Lily Man

 Gerrry lives in the Blue Mountains, 60 minutes drive to the west of old Sydney Town, NSW Australia. Previously he lived at Llandilo in the Nepean region of Sydney. He moved up to the Blue Mts in December of 2014.Gerry has been an ANOS native orchid judge with 30 years experience, his knowledge and experience with Den. speciosums cannot be faulted.Click on the following link to read his Aims.http://therocklilyman.com/aims/Thank you Gerry for allowing us to share your articles and knowledge with our subscribers.dlaborum.

What has snakes got to do with Orchid Growing?


Open the article to find out.


If you don't open the article you will never know.

         Gold Coast Orchids has a large range of well grown Dendrobium speciosum divisions.

Many with flower spikes

Unfortunately we haven't had time to place them on our website.

If you are interested in purchasing any please email Orchid Den at

orchidden.com.au

and we will supply you with details.

OR 

KEEP WATCHING OUR WEBSITE: 

WE HOPE TO PROGRESSIVELY LIST THEM OVER THE NEXT 2 WEEKS



  

       SPECIOSUMS

JUST ARRIVED FROM OUR SUPPLIER

A-J contemplating the large job of re-potting them 


New arrivals now repotted


Coming Events:


Orchid Den will be in attendance at the following meetings with a selected range of its orchid growing products. NOTE: We do not take our full range of products to club meetings. If you require specific products you should order on line and we will bring them to the meeting.


  Orchid Den's Annual Workshop.

 3rd, 4th and 5th August 2018 - Congratulations to those who have booked

We are fully booked.   

                   

orchid den's next workshop

Will be held at Carrara Markets  on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd  of February 2019
Carrara Markets is situated on the Gold Coast in QLD.
Orchid Den's workshop will be part of a huge Orchid Sales event.
Further details will be provided over the next few months.




6th September 2018 - Southport District Orchid Society Inc.  Monthly Meeting - at the Nerang Senior Citizens Hall, 23 Lawrence Drive Nerang meeting commences at 7.30pm.

Orchid Den will be the guest Speaker.

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25th August 2018 - Gold Coast Succulent and Bromeliad Society Inc. Monthly Meeting - at the Helensvale Community Centre, 31 Discovery Drive Road. Helensvale Qld.

Orchid Den will be in attendance from 11.00am to 1.00pm with a full product range.






26th August 2018 - Gold Orchid Society Inc. Monthly Meeting - at the Lawson Street Community Hall, Lawson Street, Southport QLD 

meeting commences at 1.30pm.

ORCHID DEN NO LONGER TAKES PRODUCTS TO THIS MEETING

HOWEVER YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR PRODUCTS AND GET 20% DISCOUNT


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27th August 2018 - Brisbane Orchid Society Inc. Monthly Meeting - at the Upper Mt. Gravatt, Progress Hall , 1873 Logan Road. Upper Mt Gravatt, (opposite McDonalds) meeting commences at 7.40pm. Orchid Den will be in attendance with a full product range, available from 7.00pm

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