2008 southland orchid show

OSSC members really distinguished themselves at the 2008 Southland Orchid Show. For the first time in memory, the OSSC display won top honors in virtually every display category for which it was eligible, including the following awards:

  • Gold Award, Best Society Exhibit over 50 Square Feet
  • The American Orchid Society Show Trophy for Most Outstanding Orchid Exhibit
  • The Orchid Digest Show Trophy for Best Display, from the Orchid Digest Corporation
  •  The Ernest Hetherington Trophy for Best Display of Show

In addition, several plants in OSSC's exhibit were singled out for top honors:

  • Grand Champion of Show, awarded to Richard Rothschild for his Oerstedela schweinfurthianum
  • The Fordyce “Red” Marsh Memorial Trophy for Best Species Orchid of Show, awarded to Richard Rothschild for his Oerstedela schweinfurthianum
  • Best Cymbidium of Show, awarded to Estee Magid for her Cym. (erythraem x tracyanum)
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In addition to the foregoing awards, there were a number of individuals’ plants in the OSSC display that won ribbons in the judging.  A listing of all 19 awarded plants follows, and the society offers its collective congratulations to all 8 of our winning plant growers! Click on the photos above to see full-sized versions. Additional photos from the show can be found here.

Plant Name

Award

Owner

Oerstedela schweinfurthianum

Grand Champion of Show, Best Species of Show, Best of Section, Best of Class, 1st

Richard Rothschild

Cym. unnamed  (erythraem x tracyannum)

Best Cymbidium in Show, Best in Section, Best in Class, 1st

Estee Magid

Paph. unnamed  [(Dazzling World x Ambassador) x Thunder Bay] 'Opulent Spots'

AOS HCC, CSA Bronze

Paphanatics

Dtps. I-Hsin Chocolate 'Harlequin'

1st

Alfred Hockenmaier

Bc. Little Mermaid 'Janet'

1st

Charles & Norma Johnson

Paph. unnamed  (Makuli x Flame Arrow) x Luna Moth] 'Atrades'

1st

Alfred Hockenmaier

Paph. unnamed  (Maudiae x Alma Gavaert)

1st

Carol Beule

B. cordata

1st

Linus Bittner

Milt. bluntii 'Stormy Weather'

2nd

Richard Rothschild

Paph. unnamed  [(Makuli x Flame Arrow) x Luna Moth] 'Damon'

2nd

Alfred Hockenmaier

Paphiopedilum Deperle

2nd

Unknown

Bc. Pastoral 'Innocence'

2nd

Hoa Nguyen

Paph. emersonii

2nd

Paphanatics

Cym. Dutchman's Gold

2nd

Art Mendosa

C. unnamed  (Pot. Love Call 'H&R' x Lc. Mary Ellen Carter 'Dixie Humingbird')

3rd

Charles & Norma Johnson

Dend. unknown

3rd

Charles & Norma Johnson

Blc. Eagle Island 'Sangria'

3rd

Hoa Nguyen

Paph. Pinocchio x primulinum

3rd

Unknown

Blc. Taiwan Beauty Girl 'Red Dragon'

3rd

Alfred Hockenmaier

Volunteers

The following people contributed to the design, planning, building, stocking, or tear-down of the OSSC exhibit:

Alberto Ossa & Bill Henderson
Alfred Hockenmaier
Carol Beule
Carlos Cruz
Charles & Norma Jean Johnson
Estee Magid
Hiep-Hoa Nguyen
Kathleen Dupree
Krystine Chaparro
Linus Bittner
Luis Pineda & his cousin Rafael Huicochea
Maria Yee
Marissa Mitchell
Norito Hasegawa
Ralph Keating
Richard Rothschild
Susan Roberts
Ted Augustyn

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