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March 03,2013

posted May 11, 2013, 6:37 PM by Patrick van Adrichem   [ updated Jun 14, 2013, 8:17 PM ]
We were fortunate to be awarded the AOS Show Trophy for our display at the Victoria Orchid Society Show this year.  
Our display consisted of two pieces of plywood painted black, with black bamboo stapled to it.  On the floor on each side was a large pot, one a dendrobium, and one a pot of yellow Phals.  We used fresh bamboo stalks to accent the sides and top of the display, but unfortunately they quickly wilted in the warm dry environment.  We had 3 or 4 plants nominated, but no awards to the individual plants.  It was an easy display for me to assemble by myself as Cathy had a sore shoulder at the time.
One of the "Rules" that we use when setting up a display, is to have all of the larger light coloured flowers at the top of the display, then graduating to the yellows and then on to the darker colours.  This lets the 'eyes' have an natural flow to the display, rather than randomly placing the plants which then does not have a flow to the display.

   Best Phal. in the show P. Maki Watanabe 'Carmela'  AM/AOS

   One of our hybrids (P. Taisuco Firebird X P. Kung's Princess)

   P. Joy Spring Canary 'Rainbow World'

   P. Liu's Berry 'M'

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