The show was a success for me. I used my purpose-built display case with an insert made of styrofoam that looks like a lava cliff and had about 35 miniature orchids displayed in it. The case sets up and break down in very little time and most of the set-up time was spent arranging the plants.
I not only won a number of ribbons, but won the American Orchid Society's Show Trophy and a Silver Certificate for the display (the ribbon for it is on the front of the display in the last picture). I did not enter my plants for AOS judging, so do not know if any of the plants would have won additional awards.
Four plants did win show trophies. Dendrobium pentapterum won the trophy for best miniature, a plant of Masdevallia decumana won the trophy for best pleurothallid, Masdevallia filaria the Sandy Faulkner trophy, and Pleurothallis cypripedioides the trophy for best specimen plant.
I was not feeling well Saturday, so did not take the usual number of pictures, but did manage to get a few. The display is by our society, the Mount Baker Orchid Society, and the plants are from all the displays. Our show is small, six display and four vendors, but was a success, in my opinion.
For those interested, the plants I entered, mostly Dendrobiums and Pleurothallids, were (in no particular order):
1. Masdevallia decumana ‘Nancy’ CCE-AM/AOS and another unnamed clone
2. Dendrobium Illusion (cuthbertsonii x lawesii) - two plants
3. Masdevallia Maui Lollipop ‘Hannah’ HCC/AOS (Angel Frost x mendozae)
4. Pleurothallis cypripedioides
5. Masdevallia molossus ‘Owen’ CHM/AOS
6. Dendrobium cuthbertsonii - two plants
7. Dendrobium cuthbertsonii bicolor
8. Dendrobium cuthbertsonii semi-alba
9. Sophronitis coccinea
10. Masdevallia hirtzii
11. Masdevallia constricta ‘Kailyn’ HCC/AOS
12. Dryadella barrowii
13. Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’
14. Masdevallia dalessandroi
15. Masdevallia chaetostoma
16. Masdevallia filaria
17. Restrepia cuprea
18. Lepanthes vellicata
19. Dendrobium masarangense
20. Ophidion cunabulum
21. Masdevallia pachyura
22. Masdevallia lamprotyria
23. Dendrobium violaceum
24. Dendrobium sulphureum
25. Dendrobium pentapterum
26. Dendrobium Mountain Magic (cuthbertsonii x pseudoglomeratum)
27. Dendrobium agathodaemonis
28. Dryadella cristata
29. Lepanthes ingridiana
30. Dendrobium Gina Perlite (cuthbertsonii x prasinum)
31. Masdevallia bennettii
The pictures that follow are of others' plants. As usual, I was not able to photograph everything I wanted since the plants at a show are not always accessible, and had to take close-ups of some because of other distractions, tags, flowers, greenery, etc. Photography at shows is always a challenge.
Doritaenopsis Chian Xan Super Idol 'CX255'
Doritaenopsis I-Hsin Spot Leopard
Phalaenopsis Chian Xen Violin 'CX333'
Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Cupid 'Maria Teresa'
Dendrobium atroviolaceum var. pygmy
Phragmipedium Noirmont 'John Ritchie'
Sophrolaeliocattleya Alvin Begeman 'Poem'
Brassocattleya Nakornpathome Silver
Cattleya aurantiaca 'Orange Spots'
Epidendrum Pacific Girl
Epicattleya Rene Marques 'Flamethrower'
Oncidium Twinkle 'Red Fantasy' and Oncidium Tiger Crow
Oncidium Alliance hybrid
Lycaste Absolutely Stunning 'Grantham's Glory
Dendrochilum uncatum 'Stony Point'
Stenosarcos Vanguard 'Fireball'
Pleurothallis giantea and Masdevallia Ziegler's Love