Meetings - the 2nd Monday of every month. September - June. 6:45PM at St. Anne's Church in Gorham. Visitors and New Members always welcome!Show Table: Please remember to bring your blooming orchids for the show table by 6:15PM. When our table is covered with beautiful orchids there is no doubt … Read More...
‘Mattor’s Maine Moonlight’ AM/AOS
A couple of years ago, John Mattor, a longtime Maine Orchid Society member, brought in an Epidendrum nocturnum orchid to one of our meetings and left it on our raffle table. Fellow member Bob Cleveland saw it and said it was too good for the raffle table and should be auctioned. It was and Harry Pringle bought it for $25.
Harry took such good care of it, that at the recent New Hampshire Orchid Show, it received an AM/AOS rating of 82 points. (AM/AOS stands for Award of Merit from the American Orchid Society.) It also received the Lee Soule trophy for Best Cattleya Alliance, the Marty Epstein Memorial Trophy as the NHOS Grand Champion, a rosette for Best Orchid Grown under Fluorescent Lights, and three other first-place ribbons. Since Harry was awarded an AM/AOS, he was allowed to give his plant a cultivar name, so he named it after John, the original grower.
Congratulations Harry and John!