Awards from Workshop Judging on August 6, 2022

Vandachostylis Kouishiro Ikai ‘Pinky’ (Vanda Prachit Gold × Rhynchostylis gigantea), HCC 75, Award #20224132
—Sheila and Laurie Skov, Santa Fe, Texas

Photos: Malcolm McCorquodale

Vandachostylis Dottie Mortensen ‘Deep Sea’ (Vandachostylis Sasicha × Rhynchostylis coelestis), AM 80, Award #420224133
—Sheila and Laurie Skov, Santa Fe, Texas

Photos: Malcolm McCorquodale

Papilionanda Arjuna ‘Cassie Piccola’ (Papilionanda Mimi Palmer × Vanda tessellate), HCC 78, Award #20224134
—Kenton Whitmire, Houston, Texas

Photos: Malcolm McCorquodale

Awards from HJC Judging on August 20, 2022

Vandachostyllis Yen HKN Ng ’Sheila,’ HCC/AOS
—Sheila and Laurie Skov, Santa Fe, Texas

Photo: Julius Klehm

Cattlianthe Lisa Matherne ‘Elaine’ AM/AOS
—Derek Lowenstein, Houston, Texas

Photo: Julius Klehm

HJC Grants Five Awards in August 2022

Things are really hopping now! The August Workshop was a great success with three awards granted, and then at our monthly judging we granted two more awards. So sit back and enjoy. Congratulations to our happy winners, and many thanks to all who gave their time, effort, and donations. The raffle each month is a lot of fun and provides for our expenses.

Personal note concerning learning and serving: You are welcome at any time to observe our judgings, in the same place as the meetings, on the third Saturday of every month, especially if you bring something for us to judge. You do not have to stay; just register your orchid online, clean her up and secure her from damage, bring her in, and go do your chores, as you like! Bring a lunch for yourself; dessert and refreshments are provided for free. We are actively seeking volunteers for CLERK (non-paying, but with many, many perks and privileges), and yes, we need NEW JUDGES! Learning to judge is a six-year process—lots of fun and work—but oh how fulfilling. See you is September.

P.S. Watch out for my article about “how wow is important in judging,” in the AOS Bulletin coming very soon!

All photos of Workshop awardees were taken by Malcolm McCorquodale and are copyright 2022 by Malcolm McCorquodale, Houston, Texas. Houston Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society have permission to use these photos on their websites and in their publications provided credit is given to the photographer and the copyright statement is not removed.

All photos of August 6 awardees were taken by Julius Klehm and are copyright 2022 by Julius Klehm, Houston, Texas. Houston Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society have permission to use these photos on their websites and in their publications provided credit is given to the photographer and the copyright statement is not removed.

Awards Granted at the August 6 Workshop

Vandachostylis Kouishiro Ikai ‘Pinky’ (Vanda Prachit Gold x Rhynchostylis gigantea), HCC 75 points, presented by Sheila Skov.

Twenty-three flat flowers and nine buds on one erect, 31.5-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals ovate, light pink, stippled pink throughout; lateral sepals inferior half blushed darker pink; lip porrect, midlobe dark pink, side lobes veined red; column yellow, anther cap beaked, tan; substance firm; texture satiny.

Vandachostylis Dottie Mortensen ‘Deep Sea’ (Vandachostylis Sasicha x Rhynchostylis coelestis), AM 80, presented by Sheila and Laurie Skov.

Twenty-four round, slightly cupped flowers on a 22-cm, erect inflorescence, on one plant in a group of four; sepals and petals orbicular, white, margins light indigo; lip midlobe oblong, strikingly deep indigo, basally white, spur 1.2 cm, tip light indigo, side lobes porrect, ovate, tipped light indigo; column white, anther cap cream-colored; substance firm; texture slightly crystalline, lip velvety.

Papilionanda Arjuna ‘Cassie Piccola’ (Papilionanda Mimi Palmer x Vanda tessellata), HCC 78, presented by Kenton Whitmire.

Awards Granted at the August 20 Judging

Vandachostyllis Yen HKN Ng ’Sheila’ (Vanda lamellate x Vandachostylis Vinita). , HCC/AOS 79, presented by Sheila and Laurie Skov, Santa Fe, Texas, Award #2022XXX

Twenty-two stellate flowers and two buds on one erect 34.2-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal oblanceolate, white, blushed violet distally; lateral sepals oblong-ovate, white, light green centrally, inferior half blushed violet, superior half blushed violet distally; petals spatulate, white, blushed violet distally; lip trilobed, sidelobes small, intense indigo, spur 1.0 cm; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattlianthe Lisa Matherne ‘Elaine’ (Cattleya duveenii x Cattlianthe Bactia),  AM 83, presented by Derek Lowenstein, Houston, Texas, Award #2022XXX

Seventeen well-formed, flat, stellate flowers on one erect 29.5-cm inflorescence, six flowers and two buds on two additional inflorescences; sepals lanceolate, purple; petals oblanceolate, purple, sightly spotted darker purple; lip trilobed, side lobes enclosed over column, white centrally, purple distally, midlobe magenta-purple; column white, anther cap white, purple tip; substance firm; texture satiny.

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