Typical Orchid Society 'Show'

arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)May 17, 2008

Not exactly redlands, but a typical Australian Orchid Society Show. One display, plus a sales table. Orchids are those that flower in Autumn, Sydney, Australia.

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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

So incredibly beautiful! Lots of ribbons! Thx for posting.

Sheila :)

    Bookmark   May 17, 2008 at 10:05PM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

Gorgeous blooms!~Charm

    Bookmark   May 18, 2008 at 3:32PM
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whitecat8(z4 MN)

Wow, Arthur,

A treat for the eyes. Do members sell their own plants on the sales table? Do vendors attend some of these shows?

Whitecat8

    Bookmark   May 23, 2008 at 3:21PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Commission on members plant sales pays for some of the prize money. The local orchid society charges 15%.
Vendors come to the larger shows where there are multiple orchid societies exhibiting.
Vendor only thingos are called orchid fairs or similar. They should be avoided at all costs. If you don't go you can't spend.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2008 at 6:54PM
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whitecat8(z4 MN)

Arthur says, "Vendor only thingos are called orchid fairs or similar. They should be avoided at all costs. If you don't go you can't spend."

Amen. Today, I went to Orchids Ltd. (orchidweb.com) for the first time in weeks and managed to spend not one penny.

Can't believe my resolve is so strong. I thought I'd cave.

WC8

    Bookmark   May 25, 2008 at 4:20AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Is the display, then, only that of the society sponsoring the show?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 3:36PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Yes, this is the typical orchid society "show" here. A single orchid society. 112 plants exhibited by 17 orchid orchid society members. This is a "closed" show so that only members belonging to the Society can exhibit.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 5:37PM
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