Author Archives: sandra

Christmas barbecue

Thirty-two intrepid members, spouses and friends attended our annual Christmas barbecue lunch on December 1 – a day of windswept, non-stop rain. Never mind! We were snug and dry in the Gallery at Te Puna Quarry Park and had a … Continue reading

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Member success: Dendrobium nobile

By Craig Parsons This Dendrobium nobile, unfortunately unnamed, was transferred from a pot to a 30cm basket about 2002. It was hung in a whitey wood (mahoe) tree under a Norfolk Island pine in 2003. We moved from Forrester Dr … Continue reading

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OCNZ Awards 2017

Congratulations to Tauranga Orchid Society members who received Orchid Council of New Zealand Awards in 2017 (information from the 2018 Yearbook). Award of Merit (AM), 80 or more points Helen McDonald: Cattleya Cariad’s Mini-Quinee ‘Angel Kiss’ (C. (Mini Purple x … Continue reading

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Orchid names: Dendrobium Pukekura

Dendrobium Pukekura was discovered in the mid-1960s among a collection donated to Pukekura Park in New Plymouth by Fred Parker. The plant had been given to Mr Parker by a Japanese doctor, who was known to have used Den. moniliforme … Continue reading

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Tauranga Orchid Show Champions

Tauranga Orchid Society is thrilled to have four trophies to award this year – two more than in 2017 and three more than in 2016! A new Reserve Champion trophy has been added by the society and Lynley and John … Continue reading

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Tauranga Orchid Show 2018

Great buzz on the show’s first day – don’t forget to come and see it ‘live’ tomorrow and Sunday, 10am-4pm. Here are a few photos to whet your appetite … It’s a good time of year to see beautiful Cymbidiums.

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Getting plants ready to show

As the 2018 Tauranga Orchid Show draws nearer, newer members may be wondering how to prepare their plants for the show. Here is some sterling advice gleaned from experience: If you haven’t already put in flower stakes to show off … Continue reading

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