The Orchadian
The June 2014 issue of the Orchadian has some very interesting articles for subscribers. Firstly Members are directed to the AGM Notice, on Page 552, this will be held on Saturday the 6th September in conjunction with the Kempsey Speciosum Spectacular, an event not to be missed if you have not already attended this weekend of orchids. Two conservation articles by Alan Stephenson who was awarded Life Membership in 2013 along with Graham Slater, and another by Allan Stafford relating to his home, and the trials and tribulations to the drought experienced in his area. Alan's article also deals with the changes in weather patterns experienced in the Shoalhaven, once again Alan has given readers an insight into his passion for the ecology. Ted Gregory's article on Falcatus intrigued me and the variation in the clones indicated by the superb photos bare this out. Brian Gerhard's article on the Mystery Regarding the use of 'Black Pam' in the breeding of Dendrobiums (Dockrillia). Ray Clement the National Registrar has highlighted the Awards for 2013, and I am sure evry grower would love to have those plants in their collection Our Editor, Greg Steenbeeke's article on How I became interested in Orchids would apply to a lot of members. It was called 'Pollen fever' many years ago. The Speciosum Photo Competition is a worthy event for Members to participate. Sincere apologies to Members who have attempted to access the ANOS Website. There has been a technical problem, hopefully this has been resolved.
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