April 3, 2012

Mount Baker Orchid Society Show 2012

Saturday, March 10th was out annual orchid show at the Skagit Valley Garden Center in Mount Vernon, Washington.  We are a small society and our show is also quite small, with only six exhibitors and three or four vendors.  The quality and diversity of orchids in the show, however, made up for the its smallness.  I've been to many orchid shows, and for its size this is one of the best, though perhaps I am a bit prejudiced.

I put in the same showcase as last year, but with a new background for the orchids, a cliff and waterfall.  I had wanted to put in a real waterfall, but my engineering skills were not up to the task, so I used fake water, though it looked real enough that several people asked if I had to change the water often.  My display won several ribbons and a trophy for the best species.  Had a fun and relaxing time putting in the exhibit.

My Exhibit
(some of these pictures were taken after the show during take-down)

Other Exhibits
(the second is our society's exhibit)

AOS Awards
(these two plants received AOS awards - the second one is mine)

Coelogyne Bird in Flight 'Judy Skinner' HCC/AOS

Masdevallia ampullacea 'Connor' CHM/AOS


Encyclia cordigera and Laeliocattleya Drumbeat 'Heritage'

Cattleya Hailstorm 'Nilene'

Laelia anceps

Epidendrum radicans

(Laelia briegeri x Laelia lucasiana) x Schomburkia tibicinis

Phalaenopsis Small Sensation 'Maria Teresa'

Phragmipedium Schroederae 'Roseum'

Phragmipedium hybrid (forgot to get the name)

Paphiopedilum hybrid (didn't get the name)

Paphiopedilum villosum and Phragmipedium besseae

Paphiopedilum noid

Paphiopedilum venustum and Paphiopedilum John Sadler

Paphiopedilum Myra

Paphiopedilum Henrietta Fujiwara x kolopkingii

Dendrobium lindenii

Miltonia Pearl Ono x Dream Girl

Miltonia hybrid (didn't get the name)

Beallara Tahoma Glacier

Cirrhopetalum makoyanum

Bulbophyllum vitiense

Bulbophyllum picturatum

Dendrochilum convallariiforme (two color forms)

Lycaste Absolutely Stunning 'Grantham's Glory'

Stenorhynchos speciosus

Stenorhynchos glicensteinii

Stanhopea species (unidentified)

Phaius falvus

Phaius flavus

Coelogyne Birds in Flight 'Judy Skinner'

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