The Virginia Orchid Society held their annual Show this last weekend at Strange’s Garden Center. It was a fun show and included an Opening Night Gala Party featuring wine-tasting and a multitude of prizes obtainable by Silent Auction. The Show seemed reasonably well-attended by the public each day. The natural lighting inside Strange’s greenhouse really helped to make the orchids burst into their colors.
Exhibit by host Strange's Garden Center. Note the blue Phal's, injected with dye.
Exhibit by the Charlottesville Orchid Society (CHAOS) won the AOS Show Trophy and Best Theme Exhibit
Exhibit by National Capital Orchid Society was awarded Best Society Exhibit, Best Exhibit in Show and Orchid Digest Trophy.
Exhibit by Tidewater Orchid Society, was faulted for installing a canopy tent inside the greenhouse and obstructing the natural lighting.
Tabletop exhibit by The Bud Blasters, as small group of orchid enthusiasts.
Tabletop exhibit by VOS members Allen Black and David Sombach, displaying a multitude of high quality orchids of diverse genera.
Below are individual orchids that caught my attention at the show.
Cattlianthe (Ctt.) Yuan Nan Leopard, exhibited by NCOS member Jeff Johnson.
Cym. Dame Catherine 'Spring Day', B/CSA, HCC/AOS, exhibited by NCOS member Charles Little.
Cym. Dorothy Stockstill 'Forgotten Fruit', AM/AOS, exhibited by NCOS member Joe Francis.
Cym. Mary Green 'Pink Mist', exhibited by NCOS member Joe Francis, and a division of the plant that won Best Cymbidium at the VOS Show in 2007.
Dendrobium spectabile, one specimen exhibited by the Charlottesville Orchid Society (CHAOS) and one specimen exhibited by VOS members Allen Black and David Sombach.
Paph. Lucky Bells 'And Spots Too', exhibited by VOS members Allen Black and David Sombach.
Paph. Fred Jernigan 'White Galaxy', exhibited byMarriott Orchids and awarded an AM/AOS.
Paph. (Small World x Jenna Marie 'Bravado'), exhibited by Marriott Orchids and awarded an HCC/AOS.
Paph. Pink Paradise 'Lover's Moon', exhibited by Marriott Orchids and awarded an HCC/AOS.
Paph. (White Shimmer x Psyche 'Star Dust'), exhibited by Marriott Orchids
Phal. Millie's Atavist (World Class 'Bigfoot' x Hilo Lip), Best First Bloom Seedling, exhibited by NCOS member Gene Schurg.
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