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Maclean & District Orchid Society – Spring Show

Above: Table of Champions from Spring Show in September. Below: President Terry, Neil Campbell (Grand Champion winner) and Bowls Club Bar Manager Christine. Images: Contributed.


The Spring Show at the Maclean Bowls Club in September was yet another spectacular sight for keen and appreciative eyes.

President Terry Bird offered a big thank you to our committee and club members for contributing to its success, as well as to our many sponsors, supporters, and the general public.

Champions results as follows:

Grand Champion – Phalaenopsis Jetgreen Mount Lip, Neil & Carol Campbell;

Reserve Champion – Species Phalaenopsis amabilis, Neil & Carol Campbell;

Culture – C. intermedia var. orlata ‘Rio’, Neil & Carol Campbell;

Specimen – Den. nobile, Joan Scadden;

Cymbidium – Foxfire Amber ‘Dural,’ Terry & Penny Bird;

Cattleya Exhibition – Rlc. Dundas ‘Olga’, Terry & Penny Bird;

Cattleya Other – Lc. Aloha Case, Terry & Penny Bird;

Dendrobium – Golden Aya, Dianne Moran;

Vandaceous – Sheddy Hinds ‘Yellow Bird,’ Terry & Penny Bird;

Australian Native – D. Magic Moment x D. Kingcatcher, Brian Donaghy;

Phalaenopsis – Jetgreen Mount Lip, N&C Campbell;

Species – Phal. amabilis, N&C Campbell;

Miscellaneous – Wilsonara Golden Afternoon ‘Rich Yellow,’ Albert Irons;

Cut Flower – Hippeastrum, Helen Connolly;

Floral Art – Cactus arrangement, Joan Scadden.

Congratulations to all the winners and grinners; including raffle prize winners as follows: grocery hamper – M. Lawrence; Yamba overnighter plus vouchers – Sue King; outdoor light – Pat Craigie; clothes airer – Marg Murphy; Maclean shopping vouchers (A) – Shirley Harbus; black bag of goodies – S. Haule; computer mouse and books – M. King; red glass flowers – Jan Klein; Maclean raffle vouchers (B) – Sheree Weir; car products – Ursula; wine pack – Ken Woods; Orchid Club calendar – Dianne O’Shannesy; orchid – Stella.

At our September meeting, 73 quality plants were benched to admire and for assessment. The judges’ choice orchid winner – Ken Woods’ Euanthe sanderiana f. alba; popular vote orchid – Joan Scadden’s Den. Nobile; judges’ choice flower – Pat Kershaw’s Maidenhair Fern; popular vote flower – was a tie, between Sue King’s Pink Rose and Brian Donaghy’s Red Gerbera.

Next meeting is Saturday October 21 at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Church Street, Maclean. Plants are benched by 1pm; the meeting begins after the judging at 1.30pm. Lucky door and raffle prizes are included, plus afternoon tea.

Penny Bird