THE sultan’s eye took pride of place in the centre of the table and all eyes were on it at the Eidsvold Springtime Fair.
“This is one of the best years we have had and we are so happy with the beautiful flowers and the arrangements,” Karen Jones said.
“We have also had a fantastic response from the community who has supported us today.”
The Eidsvold Community Hall was brimming with floral beauty last Saturday as the fair got under way.
“I have won some best-in-category prizes today and I am very impressed because the competition was very good,” exhibiter Dot Morton said.
“I had nasturtiums, hippeastrum, roses – and I picked all mine this morning.
“If I have a good tip for big buds it is our turkey poop,” she said.
Dot Morton I have won some best-incategory prizes today and I am very impressed because the competition was very good.
“Doug (her husband) and I collect it and dig it into the garden so it is always available to the plants.”
The fair had many arrangements and not all were strictly flowers.
Native brush, leaves and bark were popular.
“I had some native arrangements in the show today and I won first prize,” Karen Jones said.
“Green and white wattle gum leaves and bark wrapped with native grasses was what won that for me.”
There were 20 entries in the flower arranging category and the judging came down to the quality of the flowers and the care taken in handling them.
Dot Hamilton OAM said the members of the hospital auxiliary and the Eidsvold Garden Group were sincerely grateful for the support from everyone involved.
“Many thanks to the people who helped our spring fair,” Mrs Hamilton said.
“We really appreciate the help given by all the volunteers and the Eidsvold Hospital will be the
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