Spring bloom­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR BACKYARD -

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

PRETTY IN PINK: The orchid is a vast flow­er­ing fam­ily, hav­ing more than 25,000 species and a wide va­ri­ety of colours.

A desert rose in the shape of a bon­sai.

The pitcher plant is ready to catch a fly or a bug as it lays in wait.

Aileen Oehm is the queen of roses in Eidsvold and this yel­low rose takes some beat­ing.

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