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Judges Choice Orchid in March. Image: Contributed

Maclean Orchid Society ‘Autumn Show’ this month

Please note, due to a busy Easter month as weather and circumstances permit, our next meeting is a week earlier than usual, on Saturday April 9, at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Church Street, Maclean.  Plants are benched by 1pm for the 1.30pm start.

The Yamba Pre-Autumn Show Display resumes at Yamba Fair during shopping hours on Friday and Saturday April 22-23.

The Autumn Show is to resume Friday April 29 from 9am to 8pm, and Saturday 30 from 11am to 2pm, at the Maclean Bowls Club.

Judges Choice Orchid in March. Image: Contributed

Our March meeting saw 75 beautiful plants benched to admire and assess.

Judges Choice Orchid, Vanda Sharon Louise ‘Madam’, Neil & Carole Campbell. Popular Vote Orchid a 3 way-tie, between the Campbells’ V. Sharon Louise ‘Madam’ and Vanda Somsri Gold ‘Pachara’, and Terry & Penny Bird’s Vanda Susan Ong Ah Mooi ‘Sweetheart.’ Judges Choice Flower, Echeveria ‘Barons Gold’, Sue Mackay Davidson. Popular Vote Flower also a tie, between Sue’s Echeveria, and Brian Donaghy’s Red Rose.

Our thanks to flower judge Ros Higgins, for her very appreciated advice on floral care. Keep well, restfully active, and cool, as we prepare for the beauty of creation in April.

 Penny Bird