Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 72

Curious about orchid shows

This is a discussion on Curious about orchid shows within the Orchid Shows and Society Meetings forums, part of the TalkTalk category; How DID you do at Longwood?? What's the upcoming show? I am headed to the ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #31
    Vmax's Avatar
    Vmax is offline Member
    Real Name
    Vanessa
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Um, any one I have met.
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    69
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    How DID you do at Longwood?? What's the upcoming show? I am headed to the Spring AOS meeting and show, but I won't take anything this time...a little too overwhelming for a first time attendee!

  2. #32
    jeffrey6115's Avatar
    jeffrey6115 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jeff Johnson
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Oncidium, Bulbo.
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,078
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I sent 9 plants to Longwood and collected 6 ribbons. 2 first, 2 second, and 2 third. The next show is in State College, PA and I have several to send there as well. I posted pics of my plants at Longwood in the show section of the forum.

  3. #33
    espranch is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Betty
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    encyclia
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    N. East Texas
    Posts
    2,747
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I LOVE what I'm hearing here! I have NEVER shown my orchids...nor do I intend to. But I have been part of an O.S. in Minnesota. The people up there were friendly & helpful. I believe it just depends on the people in the society. Just join, and start changing things! It shouldn't be about competition, but about the growing & the love of orchids, shouldn't it??? MY orchids are being shown right now...in my breakfast nook, and my living room. LOL! Betty

  4. #34
    phytochrome's Avatar
    phytochrome is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Cheryl
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Oncidium Alliance, Phals, Paph
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Bozeman, Mt.
    Posts
    460
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I am going to my first Orchid Show here this weekend and have decided to enter my Psychopsis Hildos. Took me forever to bloom this bugger...I figure someone has to appreciate it. I did get photos on Facebook, but have yet to get them on the forum. Will do my best to get photos of the show on and to let y'all know how little miss Hildos did. Any one have any suggestions as to display?

  5. #35
    CATONE's Avatar
    CATONE is offline Member
    Real Name
    PATRICK CAMMARANO
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    CAT., MILT., VUYL., ZYGO.
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    STATEN ISLAND,NY
    Posts
    75
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    One of my orchids is off to a show today, it's a 3 day weekend show. I will not be their .it's a club thing. Our club trys to see how many ribbons it can take as a group. We also compete in the over all display catagory. That is the big one. One of our displays had 90 plants. Not all plants are entered for ribbons. Some are sent as what we call " filler plants" most members know what they have. Some are just for show or to add color to help the display. Now plants sent for aos judging is something else. That is going for the golding ring. That is what most orchid lovers hope for.
    I guess it starts by purchasing a plant that could be a winner. And you have no idea of what that plant will turn out like it takes years to find out. I could go on about the subject but it becomes deep and would take alot of time.

  6. #36
    Vmax's Avatar
    Vmax is offline Member
    Real Name
    Vanessa
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Um, any one I have met.
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    69
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey6115 View Post
    I sent 9 plants to Longwood and collected 6 ribbons. 2 first, 2 second, and 2 third. The next show is in State College, PA and I have several to send there as well. I posted pics of my plants at Longwood in the show section of the forum.

    Congratulations on the ribbons!! Longwood is a pretty prominent show, if I recall! That is wicked cool! I will have to check the pics.

    Showing my plants was the last thing on my mind when I started this hobby. Trying to keep them alive, despite the fact that I was loving or neglecting them to death was my goal!! A couple years back, a nearby community was putting on a show. At the time, I was the president of our local society. They invited us and I went (I was one of the younger members of our local society). I "fell" in with this enthusiastic group of folks that loved to talk and show orchids, even if just to each other. I took my plants, thinking they would most likely be fillers in the society display the first time. I got a second place ribbon that year. This year, most of mine were fillers, but I walked away with a blue and a white on two of them (now that I have the flag colors, I should quit?!). It was just fun to interact with a bunch of other orchid-crazed folks and help set up the displays. I can recommend it and if you can clerk for the judges, do. I have learned a lot about what makes a better plant. I'm not sure I would take the judge's courses, but clerking is fascinating and fun....although a bit of work!

  7. #37
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey6115
    I sent 9 plants to Longwood and collected 6 ribbons. 2 first, 2 second, and 2 third. The next show is in State College, PA and I have several to send there as well. I posted pics of my plants at Longwood in the show section of the forum.
    Congratulations Jeff!

    Quote Originally Posted by CATONE View Post
    One of my orchids is off to a show today, it's a 3 day weekend show. I will not be their .it's a club thing. Our club trys to see how many ribbons it can take as a group. We also compete in the over all display catagory. That is the big one. One of our displays had 90 plants. Not all plants are entered for ribbons. Some are sent as what we call " filler plants" most members know what they have. Some are just for show or to add color to help the display. Now plants sent for aos judging is something else. That is going for the golding ring. That is what most orchid lovers hope for.
    I guess it starts by purchasing a plant that could be a winner. And you have no idea of what that plant will turn out like it takes years to find out. I could go on about the subject but it becomes deep and would take alot of time.
    I hope you get a ribbon, Patrick!

    Cheers,
    BD

  8. #38
    Kitty is offline Junior Member
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    angraecoids
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    northern calif.
    Posts
    11
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    you really have to asert your self, vollenter for everything, shows, librieum, set up brake down, too often folks come to meetings expecting to be entertained, ask questions introduce yourself bring in plants for show and tell. I belong to the San Francisco society for the last 12 years, it took effort on my part to become a player , trust me vollenters are always in short supply and an excelent in . sorry for my poor spelling, but I'am sure you get my drift...KItty

  9. #39
    Kitty is offline Junior Member
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    angraecoids
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    northern calif.
    Posts
    11
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    some how this ended up on the wrong thread, I apolagize, it was in refrence to orchid societys that are hard to crack.

  10. #40
    Vmax's Avatar
    Vmax is offline Member
    Real Name
    Vanessa
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Um, any one I have met.
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    69
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by phytochrome View Post
    I am going to my first Orchid Show here this weekend and have decided to enter my Psychopsis Hildos. Took me forever to bloom this bugger...I figure someone has to appreciate it. I did get photos on Facebook, but have yet to get them on the forum. Will do my best to get photos of the show on and to let y'all know how little miss Hildos did. Any one have any suggestions as to display?
    Cheryl,
    In preparing my plants for display, I covered the tops of the pots with fresh media or coconut husk and "submerged" the pot in a display pot...something pretty. For one of my little ones, I used a cute coffee mug. I have picked up occasional more decorative pots at Hobby Lobby and a garage sale, here and there. I know I would appreciate your Psychopsis. I could see it in an Asian style pot, whether colorful or monochrome. Just my thoughts and GOOD LUCK!!

Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Recommended PBS shows on plants
    By Alplily NH in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 29th, 2009, 06:58 PM
  2. A couple upcoming shows!
    By gands in forum Orchid Shows and Society Meetings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 23rd, 2009, 07:47 PM
  3. something curious
    By ATester in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: November 15th, 2005, 08:33 PM
  4. New England Area Shows
    By Heather in forum Orchid Shows and Society Meetings
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 15th, 2004, 07:44 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.