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.