2007 southland orchid show

Click to see a large version of OSSC's display at the 2007 Southland Orchid ShowThis year’s Southland Orchid Show at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens was held on October 19-21, and featured beautiful displays by local orchid societies and vendors from around the world. The theme of the show was “Orchidelic” and, as usual, OSSC participated, offering a display based upon a classic 1968 “psychedelic” song by Cream entitled “White Room.” An open-walled "room" contained over 100 blooming orchids set displayed on pure white tables, chairs, benches, and bookcases.  The lustrous black curtains were inspired by the first line in the song "In a white room, with black curtains, in the station...". True to the  theme, "White Room" played in the background while "psychedelic" graphics, synchronized with the music, were projected onto the white ceiling. More photos of the display and its construction can be found here.

Click here for a large version of Zygopetalum unknownFor its display, OSSC was awarded the Silver Medal for displays larger than 50 square feet. OSSC members were awarded the following ribbons and honors:

Owner Plant Awards
Richard Rothschild Zygopetalum unknown 1st, Best in Class
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum Helice 1st, HCC (75 pts.)
Alfred Hockenmaier Vanda tricolor 1st, HCC (78 pts.)
Alfred Hockenmaier Dend Big Alex 1st
Alfred Hockenmaier Dend Maiden Charlotte 1st
Hoa Nguyen Ascocenda Fuch Sunglow 'Starrlyn' 1st
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum Clair de Lune 1st
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum unnamed (Ruby Mist x Macabre) 1st
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum Anne Shirley 1st
Alfred Hockenmaier Blc Pirate's Fortune 'Gambler's Luck' 2nd
Alfred Hockenmaier Doritis buysoniana 'Zuma Canyon' 2nd
Alfred Hockenmaier Dtps Queen Beer 'Red Sky' 2nd
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum Alice Barrios 2nd
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum unnamed (parishii x stonei) 2nd
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum unnamed (Double Shot x Double Trix) 2nd
Alfred Hockenmaier Restrepia brachypus 3rd
Hoa Nguyen Cattleya Penang 'Black Ceasar'' 3rd
Hoa Nguyen Cattleya Portia coerulea 'True Blue' 3rd
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum Debbie Robinson 3rd
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum unnamed (Greyi x Sierra Lace) 3rd
Norito Hasegawa Paphiopedilum unnamed (Pinocchio x primulinum) 3rd
Richard Rothschild Miltonia clowesii 3rd

The concept for the display came from the OSSC Show Committee, comprised of the following:

  • Ted Augustyn
  • Carol Beule
  • Krystine Chaparro
  • Ralph Keating
  • Alberto Ossa
Construction of the display started several weeks before the show, overseen as usual by Alberto Ossa, with the following people involved in construction:
  • Conrad Chitwood
  • Roger Hendricks
  • Ralph Keating
  • Alberto Ossa
  • Susan Roberts
Setup of the display started on the Tuesday before the show, in which the following people participated:
  • Ted Augustyn
  • Linus Bittner
  • Carol Beule
  • Krystine Chaparro
  • Ralph Keating
  • Alfred Hockenmaier
  • Dan Howell
  • Estee Magid
  • Marissa Mitchell
  • Alberto Ossa
  • Luis Pineda
Orchids from the collections of the following members were incorporated into the display:
  • Carol Beule
  • Ned Daniger
  • Norito Hasegawa
  • Alfred Hockenmaier
  • Ralph Keating
  • Harold Koopowitz
  • Dan Howell
  • Charles & Norma Johnson
  • Hoa Nguyen
  • Marissa Mitchell
  • Doug Overstreet
  • Richard Rothschild
  • Tommy & Maria Yee

A number of OSSC members volunteered to work in the “plant hotel” and greeting tables:

  • Ted Augustyn
  • Lumi Guy
  • Pedro O. Elizando
  • Dan Howell
  • Ralph Keating
  • Francine Lockett
  • Luis Pineda
  • Richard Rothschild
  • Norma Skinner
Also, a number of OSSC members acted as judges for the ribbon judging, which was coordinated this year by OSSC member Ralph Keating:
  • Harry Atighi
  • Carol Beule
  • Charles & Norma Johnson
  • Susan Roberts
  • Alberto Ossa
  • Maria Yee
And finally, we had to tear the display down and schlep the (10’) pieces ¼ mile to the dumpster (my back is still sore!) after the show on Sunday; here are the people who helped in that effort:
  • Ted Augustyn
  • Carol Beule
  • Krystine Chaparro
  • Bill Henderson
  • Charles & Norma Johnson
  • Ralph Keating
  • Marissa Mitchell
  • Alberto Ossa
  • Richard Rothschild
  • Tommy & Maria Yee
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