Date: Sunday March 19th ,2017.
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Headquarters of the Horticultural Society (Lady Chancellor Road,
Port of Spain)
will feature information on our Orchid Show - "Mothers Day III -
A Tribute to Mothers".
Trophies from "Orchids…A Diamond Celebration Part 2",
our October 2016 show will be distributed.
There will also be a Raffle. The prize is an Orchid. Will this month be
your month to win it?
Don't forget to bring along your flowering orchids for the Monthly Show
Table especially those new members to win your plant prizes. Winning members
get to feature their plants in the following newsletter.
A Tribute to Mother's Part 3
This year our Annual Orchid Show is themed Mothers Day III - A Tribute
to Mother, in keeping with the show being held over Mother's Day weekend.
The Show Chairman is Christopher Watson (753-5427) and Co-chairperson
is Judith Davis (349-4669). You are welcomed to contact them regarding
any information about the show or if you will like to assist in any way
possible. The Show Committee comprises the following members: Anis Baig,
Anthony Navarro, Naeem Daniel, Acklima Daniel, Dave Marcus, Angie Forde,
Ronald Seucharan, Lynn Seucharan, Linda Deonath, Antonio de Gannes, Jason
Pierre, Atisha Hudlin, Helen Holley, Krystal Harrylal, Gervais de Matas
and Gopaul Chackan.
Tickets for the show will be available from the March Monthly meeting.
Vending contracts will also be available. Interested vendors should come
prepared to register and make payments. The Show Committee has agreed
that a cut off date for vending applications will be April 23rd at the
The committee is also trying to re-introduce the show Brochure. Any members
interested in submitting articles, pictures or advertising in the Brochure
can contact any member of the show committee.
Members interested in doing a display at the Show can contact Anis Baig
(350-7539) or Lynn Seucharan (684-9580) for assistance. It will be a great
idea to start collecting foliage plants and creating your theme for your
personal display. This makes the actual set up of the display easier.
Judging displays are based on the following:
General Arrangement - 35 points
Quality of Flowers - 35 points
Variety - 20 points
Labelling - 10 points
Orchid Show - "Orchids Masquerade"
team will be departing for Barbados on Wednesday 22nd at 8.30pm. Representing
us will be Robin Naipaul and Anthony Tang Kai.
There is still time for interested persons to make books to attend the
show. Kindly contact Anthony at 774-5869.
We are kindly asking members to donate flowers for the display. Flowers
can be dropped off at the Horticultural Society on Wednesday 22nd March,
2017 before mid-day. Members can contact Anthony Tang Kai - 774-5869 or
Anis Baig - 350-7539 to arrange collection of flowers. Anis will collect
flowers from those members in south.
It is essential
to stake an orchid inflorescence if the plant is being transported to
a meeting or show. The movement of travel can easily damage flowers or
even break an inflorescence. Many orchids will present their flowers in
a more pleasing manner if the inflorescence is staked. Use the link below
to read the full article about stalking by the American Orchid Society.
Members are encouraged to explore the website as there is a wealth of
information on it.